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Communications Act 2003

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Duration of additional television services licences

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25(1)Section 53 of the 1990 Act (duration and renewal of additional television services licences) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for the words before paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

(1)A licence to provide additional services on a frequency which is a relevant frequency for the purposes of section 48 or (in the case of a licence granted before the television transfer date) was assigned under section 65—.

(3)In subsection (2), after “not later than” there shall be inserted “the day falling three months before”.

(4)In subsections (4) to (11), for “the Commission”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted “OFCOM”.

(5)In subsection (8), for the words from “payable” onwards there shall be substituted “the cash bid of the licence holder were the licence (instead of being renewed) to be granted for the period of the renewal on an application made in accordance with section 50(3).”

(6)After that subsection there shall be inserted—

(8A)For the purposes of subsection (7)(b)—

(a)different percentages may be specified for different accounting periods; and

(b)the percentages that may be specified for an accounting period include a nil percentage.

(7)After subsection (11) there shall be inserted—

(12)A determination for the purposes of subsection (11)—

(a)must be made at least one year before the date determined; and

(b)must be notified by OFCOM to the person who holds the licence in question.

(13)In this section “the television transfer date” has the same meaning as in the Communications Act 2003.

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