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

19 February 2019

The Ofcom Broadcasting Code ("the Code"), the most recent version of which took effect on 1 January 2019, covers all programmes broadcast on or after 1 January 2019.

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 1 January 2019 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