Content standards


The Charter gives Ofcom responsibility for regulating the content standards of the BBC’s television, radio and on-demand programmes.

The Ofcom Broadcasting Code contains the rules which the BBC is required to follow so that BBC viewers and listeners are appropriately protected. The Code’s rules for due impartiality and due accuracy (Section 5), elections and referendums (Section 6), commercial references in television (Section 9) and commercial communications in radio (Section 10) apply to the BBC for the first time under the new Charter.

Welsh language

These documents are also available in Welsh.