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Communications Act 2003

Section 213: Abolition of licensing for local cable systems

460.From the television transfer date the provision of a local delivery service shall no longer require a licence under Part 2 of the Broadcasting Act 1990.

  • *a “local delivery service” is defined in section 72 of the 1990 Act to mean (broadly) a service of a kind specified by the Secretary of State consisting in the use of a telecommunication system (whether run by the person providing the local delivery service or not) for the delivery of various television and radio services listed in section 72(2). Licences are awarded on a system of cash bids.

  • *television transfer date” means the date on which the ITC’s functions under the Broadcasting Acts of 1990 and 1996 are transferred to OFCOM.

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