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3.—(1) OFCOM must ensure that one broadcasting channel (which may be a different broadcasting channel in different places within the United Kingdom) is kept available or made available for—
(a)multiplex broadcasting of a local digital television programme service; and
(b)such other activities as are authorised or required by a multiplex licence.
(2) OFCOM must ensure that on every broadcasting channel kept available or made available in accordance with article 3(1) there is sufficient digital capacity to carry—
(a)one standard definition television service, to be used for the broadcasting of a local digital television programme service;
(b)any ancillary services required for that standard definition television service; and
(c)two further standard definition television services.
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