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95Electronic programme guides and public service channelsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)After section 311 of the Communications Act 2003 insert—

311AReport on electronic programme guides and public service channels

(1)It is the duty of OFCOM from time to time to prepare and publish a report dealing with—

(a)the provision by electronic programme guides of information about programmes—

(i)included in public service channels, or

(ii)provided by means of on-demand programme services by persons who also provide public service channels, and

(b)the facilities provided by such guides for the selection of, and access to, such programmes.

(2)When preparing the report OFCOM must consult such persons as appear to them appropriate.

(3)In this section “electronic programme guide” and “public service channel” have the same meanings as in section 310.

(2)After publishing the first report under section 311A of the Communications Act 2003 OFCOM must review and revise the code drawn up by them under section 310 of that Act (code of practice for electronic programme guides).

(3)The revision of the code must be completed before 1 December 2020.

(4)Subsections (2) and (3) do not affect OFCOM's duty under section 310 of that Act to review and revise the code from time to time.

(5)In this section “OFCOM” means the Office of Communications.

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I1S. 95 in force at 31.7.2017 by S.I. 2017/765, reg. 2(z)

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