Local media: data and research

Ofcom has statutory duties to secure the availability throughout the United Kingdom of a wide range of television and radio services of high quality and wide appeal, and to maintain sufficient plurality of providers of different television and radio services.

In addition, Ofcom has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in relation to Local Media Assessments (LMAs), which have their origins in the Government’s 2009 Digital Britain Interim Report.