What does Ofcom cover?

02 April 2017

We deal with most content on television, radio and video on demand services.

Ofcom also regulates BBC content (except the BBC World Service).

If your complaint is about something you saw or heard in a BBC programme, you may need to complain to the BBC first. The Make a Complaint page will let you know if this is the case.

You can refer your issue to Ofcom for assessment if you are not satisfied with the BBC’s response.

We accept complaints directly about other TV and radio broadcasters we regulate.

We also regulate some video on demand services. See a list of these and how to contact them.

Most types of broadcast advertising are handled on our behalf by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

If you're not sure if you should submit your complaint to us or another body, click on Make a Complaint page, answer a few quick questions and we'll tell you where to complain to.

What are Ofcom's rules?