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7th December 1994
Laid before Parliament
15th December 1994
Coming into force
5th January 1995
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 13(2) and 200 of the Broadcasting Act 1990(1), after consultation with the Independent Television Commission, hereby makes the following Order:
1. This Order may be cited as the Broadcasting (Unlicensed Television Services) Exemption Order 1994 and shall come into force on 5th January 1995.
2. Section 13(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990 (prohibition on providing television services without a licence) shall not apply to the news and information service provided by BBC World Service Television Limited (or any other company controlled by the British Broadcasting Corporation within the meaning of Part I of Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Act 1990) together with European Channel Broadcasting Limited and the entertainment service provided by the latter known, at the date of the making of this Order, as “BBC World” and “BBC Prime” respectively.
Secretary of State for National Heritage
7th December 1994
(This note is not part of the Order)
The Order provides that it is not an offence under section 13(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990 for BBC World Service Television Limited (or any other company controlled by the British Broadcasting Corporation) and European Channel Broadcasting Limited to provide the television news and information service known as “BBC World” and for the latter to provide the television entertainment service known as “BBC Prime” without in either case being authorised to do so by or under a licence under Part I of the Broadcasting Act 1990.