Public service broadcasting (PSB)


Public service broadcasting (PSB) has a long and proud tradition in the UK, delivering impartial and trusted news, UK-originated programmes and distinctive content.

The public service broadcasters are those providing Channel 3 services, Channel 4, Channel 5, S4C and the BBC. While all BBC public service television channels are PSB channels, only the main channels of each of the other public service broadcasters have this status.

The reviews and reports below provide info about how the television public service broadcasters are performing in terms of delivering PSB.

On 4 July 2019, we published a document signalling our future approach to the regulation of public service broadcasters in the digital age. This considers how PSB might be defined, delivered and discovered in future, prioritising the audience’s perspective. See The future of Public Service Media (PDF, 145.7 KB).