All licensed TV broadcasters must complete the TV transmission and revenue (T&R) return annually for each licence they hold, even if no broadcasting activity took place under their licence.
The T&R return enables Ofcom to set licence fees, based on the data submitted around the licensee’s qualifying revenue. It is imperative that this data is certified to be accurate, and submitted by an authorised individual; usually the finance director.
Licensed TV broadcasters must also complete the audio-visual media services (AVMS) return for European hours broadcast annually, for each licence they hold, unless specifically exempted.
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Failure to provide data
Please note it is a condition of your broadcasting licence to "furnish to Ofcom in such a manner and at such times as Ofcom may reasonably require such documents, accounts, returns, estimates, reports, notices or other information as Ofcom may require for the purpose of exercising the functions assigned to it by or under the 1990 Act, the 1996 Act or the Communications Act."
Failure to provide the data requested in the specified time could result in a fine or other sanctions being imposed, including revocation of your licence.
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).
Ofcom publishes a range of policy and research documents across the telecoms, broadcasting and postal services markets. A list of our main publications across all of these sectors as well as the most relevant related documents is included on this page.
Ofcom is responsible for licensing all UK commercial television services. This section covers Channel 3's current licence. There are 15 regional Channel 3 licensees and one licensee providing the national breakfast-time service.