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Communications Act 2003

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260Digital sound services for inclusion in non-radio multiplexes
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(1)In section 60(1)(a) of the 1996 Act (national digital sound programme services defined as services broadcast with a view to being broadcast by means of a national radio multiplex service), after “national radio multiplex service” there shall be inserted “, by means of a television multiplex service or by means of a general multiplex service”.

(2)In section 63(1) of the 1996 Act (meaning of digital additional sound service), for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

(a)is provided by a person with a view to its being broadcast in digital form (whether by him or some other person) so as to be available for reception by members of the public;

(aa)is so provided with a view to the broadcasting being by means of a radio multiplex service or by means of a general multiplex service; and.

(3)After subsection (3) of section 63 of the 1996 Act there shall be inserted—

(3A)In this section “available for reception by members of the public” shall be construed in accordance with section 361 of the Communications Act 2003.

(4)In section 72(1) of the 1996 Act (interpretation of Part 2)—

(a)after the definitions of “digital sound programme service” and “digital sound programme licence” there shall be inserted—

“general multiplex service” has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the Communications Act 2003;

(b)after the definition of “technical service” there shall be inserted—

“television multiplex service” has the meaning given by section 241 of the Communications Act 2003.

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