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Communications Act 2003

Section 267: Changes of programme policy

578.The statement described in the notes to section 266 above must not contain proposals for what is to be regarded (taking account of OFCOM’s guidance) as a material change in the character of the channel, unless OFCOM have been consulted and the provider of the channel has taken account of OFCOM’s views. If this process has not been followed, OFCOM may insist that the provider publish a revised statement that has been approved by OFCOM. In determining what constitutes a material change, regard is to be had to OFCOM’s guidance and to the time over which the change (and any related change) will take effect. OFCOM are obliged to review their guidance from time to time and amend it as appropriate.

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