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Communications Act 2003

Section 248: Services that are not radio licensable content services

549.Services that are not radio licensable content services include services comprised in television licensable content services, sound broadcasting services of the type regulated by OFCOM pursuant to section 245(3), and services provided with a view to their being broadcast by means of radio multiplex services. Nor does a service meet the description of a radio licensable content service if it is a two-way service (as defined in subsection (4)); or if it forms part only of a service provided by means of an electronic communications service or is one of a number of services that may be accessed through such a service where the purpose of the service provided by these means is not wholly or mainly to make available television and/or radio programmes for reception by members of the public; or if it is received only by people who have an interest in receiving the services for use in their business or employment. Finally, a service is not a radio licensable content service where it is distributed to a single set of premises by an electronic network which is contained within the premises and is not connected to any external network. These exclusions serve similar purposes to those in section 233 (television licensable content services).

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