Public service broadcasting (PSB) television

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 8 March 2018, Ofcom published a document that sets out the challenges facing the PSB system in the context of greater online media consumption and competition from new global players. See Public service broadcasting in the digital age: Supporting PSB for the next decade and beyond.

On the same day Ofcom Chief Executive Sharon White gave a speech on this topic, which is available to read in full.