The Ofcom Broadcasting Code (with the Cross-promotion Code and the On Demand Programme Service Rules)

03 April 2017

The Ofcom Broadcasting Code ("the Code"), the most recent version of which took effect on 3 April 2017, covers all programmes broadcast on or after 3 April 2017.

The Ofcom Broadcasting Code PDF, 1.2 MB

We have also published Guidance for broadcasters on the Ofcom Broadcasting Code which can be viewed in each section of the Code below.

Programmes broadcast prior to 3 April 2017 are covered by the version of the Code that was in force at the date of broadcast. See our Legacy Codes for previous versions of the Broadcasting Code.


The Broadcasting Code, section by section