The Ofcom Broadcasting Code

The Ofcom Broadcasting Code outlines the rules which programmes broadcast on television and radio in the UK must abide by.

Here you will find Ofcom’s codes and rules for TV and radio services including the Broadcasting Code, the Code on the Scheduling of Television Advertising and the Code on Television Access Services.

Guidance for TV and radio

Guidance on Ofcom’s broadcasting Codes for TV and radio stations

Code on TV advertising

The rules which TV broadcasters must comply with when carrying advertising.

Code on Sports and Listed Events

Restrictions on broadcasting listed sports events and other designated events

Code on TV Access Services

Requirements to provide subtitling, signing and audio description

Code on EPGs

Guidance on listing of public service and other channels and on accessibility features

Legacy codes

Previous versions of broadcasting-related Codes