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The Media Ownership (Local Radio and Appointed News Provider) Order 2003

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Restriction on holding of local radio multiplex licence: meaning of “potential audience”

14.—(1) In Part 2 of Schedule 14 to the 2003 Act, paragraph 8 (restriction on holding of local radio multiplex licences) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1), for “coverage area”, in both places where it occurs, there shall be substituted “protected area”.

(3) Sub-paragraph (2) is hereby repealed.

(4) After sub-paragraph (5) there shall be added—

(6) In this paragraph, in relation to a local radio multiplex service—

“potential audience” means the persons who have attained the age of 15 years and reside within the protected area for that multiplex service; and

“the protected area” means—

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subject to paragraph (b), the area or locality specified in a notice published under section 50(1) of the 1996 Act as that in which that multiplex service is to be available; or

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if different from that area or locality, the area or locality specified in the relevant licence as that in which that multiplex service is to be available.

(7) In sub-paragraph (6), “the relevant licence” means the local radio multiplex licence under which the multiplex service concerned is authorised to be provided..

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