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Communications Act 2003

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265Public service remits of licensed providers
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(1)The regulatory regime for every licensed public service channel, and for the public teletext service, includes a condition requiring the provider of the channel or service to fulfil the public service remit for that channel or service.

(2)The public service remit—

(a)for every Channel 3 service, and

(b)for Channel 5,

is the provision of a range of high quality and diverse programming.

(3)The public service remit for Channel 4 is the provision of a broad range of high quality and diverse programming which, in particular—

(a)demonstrates innovation, experiment and creativity in the form and content of programmes;

(b)appeals to the tastes and interests of a culturally diverse society;

(c)makes a significant contribution to meeting the need for the licensed public service channels to include programmes of an educational nature and other programmes of educative value; and

(d)exhibits a distinctive character.

(4)The public service remit for the public teletext service is the provision of a range of high quality and diverse text material.

(5)For so long as the public teletext service comprises both—

(a)an analogue teletext service, and

(b)a teletext service provided in digital form,

the conditions imposed under this section must require the public service remit of the public teletext service to be fulfilled separately in the case of each of those services.

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