Statement: How Ofcom regulates the BBC

Published: 21 July 2021
Consultation closes: 15 September 2021
Status: Closed (statement published)

Statement published 22 June 2022

Since the BBC Charter was put in place, there have been significant changes in how UK audiences watch and listen to content. We have also seen growth in the take-up of global video and audio streaming services. In this review we have looked at how well the BBC has delivered for all UK audiences since 2017, and how we regulate the BBC, to make sure it is fit for purpose for the rest of the current Charter period. We build on the conclusions of Small Screen: Big Debate, our review of public service media.

Following our consultation  in July, this review sets out our proposed changes to how we regulate the BBC, to ensure that it can continue to deliver for, and remain relevant to audiences in a changing media landscape. We have included recommendations for the Government to consider as part of its Mid-Term Review of the BBC Charter.

We have now published a further consultation on how we regulate the BBC’s impact on competition. The consultation proposes some updates to our guidance on how the BBC meets its competition requirements. The consultation is open for responses and closes on 6 February 2023.


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