All licensed TV broadcasters are required to supply Ofcom with an annual set of data on their hours of output, programming costs and revenues (‘Transmission and revenue return’), as well as the European hours of programming (‘AVMS return’), unless specifically exempted.
The deadline for this year’s returns is Friday 31 March 2017
Exemptions are only available in specific circumstances, most notably if no broadcasting activity took place under your licence in 2016. Full guidance on what makes a licence exempt from submitting returns is contained in the below information guide. If you believe your licence is exempt from one or both returns, please inform Ofcom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only if Ofcom receives a notification to this effect will you not be required to submit a T&R or an AVMS return this year.
If you have any questions on the data collection process that are not answered in the guidance notes or the FAQs, please contact us via email@example.com. If you would prefer to correspond by letter, please write to Ofcom Market Intelligence, 2nd Floor, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA, stating your name, organisation and your licence numbers.
Under the Communications Act 2003, certain television broadcasters licensed by Ofcom are required to provide a proportion of their programming with access services (subtitling, signing and audio description).
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