Communications Act 2003


Functions in relation to the licensing etc. of television servicesE+W+S+N.I.

3The following functions of the Independent Television Commission are transferred to OFCOM—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the function of granting or awarding licences under Part 1 of the 1990 Act (independent television services) and Part 1 of the 1996 Act (digital television broadcasting);

(b)the Commission’s functions under those Parts in relation to, and to applications for, licences under either of those Parts;

(c)the function of securing the provision of a nationwide system of television broadcasting services known as Channel 3;

(d)the function of securing the provision of the television broadcasting service known as Channel 5.