These pages contain advice on common TV broadcasting topics.

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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?

Wideband TV aerials

If your TV reception is unreliable and you think you need to replace your aerial, we would advise most consumers to buy a wideband aerial.

Product placement on TV

Product placement is when a company pays a TV channel or a programme-maker to include its products or brands in a programme

Protecting children

Protecting children from harmful or inappropriate material on TV, radio and video on demand services is one of Ofcom's most important duties.