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Ofcom prepares ground for BBC regulation

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published several consultations in preparation for regulating the BBC.

This follows the publication earlier on December 15th of the final BBC Royal Charter, which details how the BBC will operate in the new Charter period from 2017 to 2027.

Broadcasting Code Review

This consultation extends all aspects of the Broadcasting Code to the BBC to ensure that viewers and listeners are adequately protected. This includes extending the Code to cover the BBC’s on-demand programme services, such as the BBC iPlayer. This consultation closes on 9 February 2017.

Assessing the impact of proposed changes to the BBC’s public service activities – procedures and guidance

This consultation outlines Ofcom’s proposed approached for assessing BBC proposals to make changes to its public service activities. This consultation closes on 13 February 2017.

Assessing the impact of the BBC’s public service activities – procedures and guidance

This consultation outlines Ofcom’s proposed approach for assessing the potential impacts of the BBC’s ongoing public service activities. This consultation closes on 13 February 2017.

The BBC’s commercial activities, Ofcom requirements and guidance

This consultation outlines Ofcom’s proposed approach to assessing the relationship between the BBC and its commercial subsidiaries. This consultation closes on 13 February 2017.

Distribution of BBC public services, requirements and guidance

This consultation outlines Ofcom’s proposed approach to how it will protect fair and effective competition in relation to the BBC’s distribution of its public services. This consultation closes on 13 February 2017.

These consultations follow a statement published on December 8, explaining how Ofcom will take on its new duties over the course of the next Charter from the effective date of 3 April 2017.

 

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