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Communications Act 2003

Section 252: Extension of licence periods

553.Subsection (1) amends section 86 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 by stating that licences shall continue in force until the earlier of their being surrendered or revoked, or the licences coming to the end of their terms. The exception is for radio licensable content services - they shall continue in force until the relevant licences are surrendered or revoked. Any licence to provide local, national or additional services must specify a maximum licence period of twelve years (subsection (2)).

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