TV broadcasting: data and research


Ofcom’s statutory duties include ensuring that:

  • a wide range of high-quality television and radio programmes are provided, appealing to a range of tastes and interests;
  • television and radio services are provided by a range of different organisations;
  • people who watch television and listen to the radio are protected from harmful or offensive material; and
  • people are protected from being treated unfairly in television and radio programmes, and from having their privacy invaded.

To provide us with the evidence we need to carry out these duties, we carry out and publish market and consumer research, and collect data.