Help and advice with your TV, radio, and video-on-demand services.

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What is the watershed?

There are strict rules about what can be shown on TV before the 9pm watershed. But what exactly is the watershed and how does it work?

Protecting children

In this section you can find out how we protect children and learn more about the research we regularly carry out with parents and other viewers and listeners.

Guide to community radio

Community radio stations typically cover a small geographical area with a coverage radius of up to 5km and run on a not-for-profit basis.

Guide to video on demand

A guide to how Ofcom's rules and regulations apply to video on demand and tv catch-up services