Communications Act 2003

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86(1)Section 14 of the 1996 Act (multiplex revenue) shall be amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “section 13(1)” there shall be substituted “ this Part ”;

(b)for “the holder of a multiplex licence” there shall be substituted “ the person who is the multiplex provider in relation to any television multiplex service or any general multiplex service ”;

(c)in paragraph (a), for “the multiplex service to which the licence relates” there shall be substituted “ the relevant multiplex ”;

(d)in paragraph (b) for “of any qualifying service by means of the multiplex service” there shall be substituted “ by means of the multiplex service of any service which is a qualifying service or which (without being a qualifying service) is provided by the BBC;

(e)in paragraphs (c) and (d), for “the holder of the multiplex licence” and “the multiplex service”, in each place where they occur there shall be substituted, respectively, “ the multiplex provider ” and “ the relevant multiplex ”.

(3)In subsections (2) to (8)—

(a)for the words “the holder of the multiplex licence” and “the licence holder”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted, in each case, “ the multiplex provider ”; and

(b)for “the Commission”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted OFCOM.

(4)In subsection (9)—

(a)for “a multiplex licence”, in each place, there shall be substituted “ a television multiplex service or a general multiplex service ”;

(b)for “the multiplex service to which the licence relates”, in each place, there shall be substituted “ that multiplex service ”;

(c)after the definition of “additional services provider” there shall be inserted—

“multiplex provider”—

(a)in relation to a television multiplex service for which a person holds a licence under this Part, means the licence holder; and

(b)in relation to a television multiplex service which is not licensed under this Part or a general multiplex service, means the person who provides that service;

(d)after the definition of “programme provider” there shall be inserted—

“the relevant multiplex”—

(a)in relation to a multiplex provider falling within paragraph (a) of the definition of that expression, means the television multiplex service to which his licence relates; and

(b)in relation to any other multiplex provider, means the television multiplex service or general multiplex service which is provided by him;

and this section and section 15 shall have effect as if references in this section to digital programme services included references to digital sound programme services and references to digital additional services included references to digital additional services within the meaning of Part 2.