Code on television access services


TV access services are additional facilities supplied by broadcasters that are designed to allow hearing and visually impaired consumers to gain access to TV content.

This code sets outs the requirements on subtitling, sign language and audio description ('television access services') that apply to television broadcasters.

Code on television access services (PDF, 244.6 KB)
Updated 5 February 2021

Best practice guidelines (PDF, 175.9 KB)

Channels required to provide access services

Television channels required to provide television access services in 2022 (PDF, 155.5 KB)

Television channels required to provide television access services in 2021 (PDF, 382.5 KB)

Television channels required to provide television access services in 2020 (PDF, 187.5 KB)