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The Satellite Television Service Regulations 1997

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Transitional saving for any satellite service becoming licensable on commencement of Regulations

4.—(1) In this Regulation—

“the 1990 Act” means the Broadcasting Act 1990;

“commencement” means the commencement of these Regulations.

(2) Paragraph (3) applies in relation to any service which—

(a)was provided before commencement,

(b)immediately before commencement, was not required by Part I of the 1990 Act to be licensed as a domestic satellite service or a non-domestic satellite service, and

(c)on commencement, is a satellite television service for the purposes of section 43 of the 1990 Act (as amended by these Regulations).

(3) During the period of three months beginning with the day on which these Regulations come into force, section 13 of the 1990 Act (prohibition on providing television services without a licence) shall not apply in relation to any service to which this paragraph applies.

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