F1Part IE+W+S+N.I. Independent Television Services

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Amendments (Textual)

F1Pt I (ss.1-71) applied (1.10.1996) by 1988 c. 48, s.72, as replaced 1996 c. 55, s. 138, Sch. 9 para. 1; S.I. 1996/2120, art. 4, Sch. 1

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Pt. I: transfer of functions (29.12.2003) by Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), s. 411(2), Sch. 1 para. 3(a) (with Sch. 18); S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Chapter IIE+W+S+N.I. Television Broadcasting on Channels 3, 4 and 5

Channel 5E+W+S+N.I.

28 Channel 5.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)[F2OFCOM] shall do all that they can to secure the provision of a television broadcasting service for any such minimum area of the United Kingdom as may be determined by them in accordance with subsection (2); and any such service shall be known as Channel 5.

(2)In determining the minimum area of the United Kingdom for which Channel 5 is to be provided [F2OFCOM] shall have regard to the following consideration, namely that the service should, so far as is reasonably practicable, make the most effective use of the frequencies on which it is to be provided.

(3)If [F2OFCOM] so determine, Channel 5 shall be provided under a particular licence only between such times of the day or on such days of the week (or both) as they may determine.

(4)Where [F2OFCOM] have granted a licence to provide Channel 5, they may, if it appears to them to be appropriate to do so in view of any lack of facilities available for transmitting the service, dispense with any requirement to provide the service for such part of the area referred to in subsection (2) as they may determine; and any such dispensation shall have effect for such period as they may determine.

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Amendments (Textual)

F2Words in s. 28 substituted (29.12.2003) by Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), s. 411(2), Sch. 15 para. 15 (with Sch. 18); S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

29 Application to Channel 5 of provisions relating to Channel 3.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to subsections (2) and (3), sections 15 to 21 shall apply in relation to a Channel 5 licence as they apply in relation to a regional Channel 3 licence.

(2)In its application in relation to a Channel 5 licence—

(a)section 15(1)(b)(i) shall be read as referring to any such minimum area of the United Kingdom as is determined by [F3OFCOM] in accordance with section 28(2); F4...

F4(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F5(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Amendments (Textual)

F3Words in s. 29(2)(a) substituted (29.12.2003) by Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), s. 411(2), Sch. 15 para. 16(2) (with Sch. 18); S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

F4S. 29(2)(b) and the word immediately preceding it repealed (29.12.2003) by Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), s. 411(2), Sch. 15 para. 16(1)(a), Sch. 19(1) (with Sch. 18); S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

F630 Initial Channel 5 licensee required to retune equipment susceptible to interference.E+W+S+N.I.

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Amendments (Textual)

F6Ss. 30-36 repealed (29.12.2003) by Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), s. 280(10), s. 296(11), s. 411(2), Sch. 19(1) Note 1 (with Sch. 18); S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)