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The Foreign Satellite Service Proscription (No. 2) Order 1998

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Statutory Instruments

1998 No. 3083


The Foreign Satellite Service Proscription (No. 2) Order 1998


9th December 1998

Laid before Parliament

9th December 1998

Coming into force

30th December 1998

Whereas the Secretary of State has received notification from the Independent Television Commission in accordance with section 177(2) of the Broadcasting Act 1990(1) of details of the foreign satellite service known as Eros TV together with their reasons why they consider that service to be unacceptable and why they consider that an order under section 177 of that Act should be made:

And whereas the Secretary of State, having received such notification, is satisfied that the making of such an order is in the public interest and compatible with any international obligations of the United Kingdom:

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 177 of the Broadcasting Act 1990, hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Foreign Satellite Service Proscription (No. 2) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 30th December 1998.

2.  The foreign satellite service which at the date of making this Order is known as Eros TV is hereby proscribed for the purposes of section 178 of the Broadcasting Act 1990.

Janet Anderson

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

9th December 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Section 177 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 empowers the Secretary of State to make orders proscribing unacceptable foreign satellite services for the purposes of section 178 of that Act. This Order proscribes the foreign satellite service known as Eros TV. Section 178 provides that various acts in support of a proscribed service shall be criminal offences.


1990 c. 42; section 177 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 is amended by paragraph 13 of the Schedule to the Satellite Television Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1682).

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