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[F1Application and interpretation of Part 4AU.K.

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368PApplication of Part 4A in relation to the BBCU.K.

[F2(A1)Section 368BA (advance notification) does not apply in relation to an on-demand programme service provided or to be provided by the BBC.]

[F3(1)The following provisions do not apply to the BBC

(a)[F4section 368D(3)(za) and (zb) (duties of providers of on-demand programme services);]

(b)section 368F (advertising);

(c)section 368G (sponsorship);

(d)section 368NA (fees).]

(2)In the following provisions references to a provider of an on-demand programme service do not include references to the BBC

(a)section [F5368C(4) (codes of conduct: food and beverage promotion and children’s programmes)];

F6(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F6(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F7(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(e)section 368K (suspension or restriction of service for contraventions);

(f)section 368L (suspension or restriction of service for inciting crime or disorder);

F8(g). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)Paragraph 2(2)(b) of Schedule 12 includes provision imposing obligations on the BBC in relation to on-demand programme services.

368QApplication of Part 4A in relation to the Welsh AuthorityU.K.

[F9(A1)Section 368BA (advance notification) does not apply in relation to an on-demand programme service provided or to be provided by the Welsh Authority, other than a service that includes advertising.]

[F10(1)In section 368C (duties of appropriate regulatory authority), references to a provider of an on-demand programme service only include references to the Welsh Authority in the following subsections —

(a)subsection (1), so far as it relates to section 368CB,

(b)subsection (2), and

(c)subsection (5).]

(2)It is the duty of the appropriate regulatory authority—

(a)to take such steps as appear to them best calculated to secure that the requirements of sections 368E and 368F are complied with by the Welsh Authority in relation to advertising, and

(b)to encourage the Welsh Authority to develop the codes of conduct referred to in section 368C(4) so far as it relates to advertising.

F11(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)Section 368D(3) [F12(zb), (a), and (b) (duties of providers of on-demand programme services) do] not apply to the Welsh Authority except in relation to advertising or in relation to the inclusion of advertising in on-demand programme services provided by the Welsh Authority.

[F13(5)Section 368I (enforcement of sections 368CB and 368D) applies in relation to the Welsh Authority only in the following cases—

(a)a contravention of section 368D(1) consisting of a contravention of section 368E or 368F that relates to advertising;

(b)a contravention of section 368D(3)(za).

(5A)Section 368IA (enforcement of section 368E(4)) applies in relation to the Welsh Authority only in relation to a failure to take or implement a measure as mentioned in section 368IA(1) that relates to advertising.

(5B)Sections 368K (suspension or restriction of service for contraventions) and 368L (suspension or restriction of service for inciting crime or disorder) apply in relation to the Welsh Authority only in a case mentioned in subsection (5)(a) or (b) or subsection (5A).]

(6)Section 368O does not apply in relation to information held by the Welsh Authority except where that information is required by the appropriate regulatory authority for the purposes of—

(a)an investigation which the appropriate regulatory authority are carrying out (whether or not following receipt by them of a complaint) into a matter relating to compliance by the Welsh Authority with section 368E or 368F in relation to advertising; or

(b)securing compliance with the international obligations of the United Kingdom under the Audiovisual Media Services Directive in relation to advertising.

(7)Part 2 of Schedule 12 includes provision imposing obligations on the Welsh Authority in relation to on-demand programme services.

368RInterpretation of Part 4AU.K.

(1)In this Part—

  • “appropriate regulatory authority” is to be construed in accordance with 368B;

  • [F14“children’s programme” means a programme made—

    (a)

    for a television programme service or for an on-demand programme service, and

    (b)

    for viewing primarily by persons under the age of sixteen;]

  • [F15“electronic cigarette” means a product that—

    (a)

    can be used for the consumption of nicotine-containing vapour via a mouth piece, or any component of that product, including a cartridge, a tank and the device without cartridge or tank (regardless of whether the product is disposable or refillable by means of a refill container and a tank, or rechargeable with single use cartridges), and

    (b)

    is not a medicinal product within the meaning of regulation 2 of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916) or a medical device within the meaning of regulation 2 of the Medical Devices Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/618);

  • “electronic cigarette refill container” means a receptacle that—

    (a)

    contains a nicotine-containing liquid, which can be used to refill an electronic cigarette, and

    (b)

    is not a medicinal product within the meaning of regulation 2 of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 or a medical device within the meaning of regulation 2 of the Medical Devices Regulations 2002;]

  • [F16“prescription-only medicine” means a prescription only medicine within the meaning of regulation 5(3) of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012;]

  • “product placement” has the meaning given by section 368H(1);

  • “sponsorship” is to be construed in accordance with section 368G;

  • “tobacco product” has the meaning given in section 1 of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002.

(2)For the purposes of this Part, a programme is included in an on-demand programme service if it is included in the range of programmes the service offers to users.

(3)For the purposes of this Part, advertising is included in an on-demand programme service if it can be viewed by a user of the service as a result of the user selecting a programme to view.

(4)The services that are to be taken for the purposes of this Part to be available for use by members of the public include any service which—

(a)is made available for use only to persons who subscribe to the service (whether for a period or in relation to a particular occasion) or who otherwise request its provision; but

(b)is a service the facility of subscribing to which, or of otherwise requesting its provision, is offered or made available to members of the public.

(5)The person, and the only person, who is to be treated for the purposes of this Part as providing an on-demand programme service is the person who has editorial responsibility for the service (see section 368A(4)).

(6)For the purposes of this Part—

(a)the provision of a service by the BBC does not include its provision by a BBC company;

(b)the provision of a service by the Welsh Authority does not include its provision by an S4C company;

and, accordingly, control that is or is capable of being exercised by the BBC or the Welsh Authority over decisions by a BBC company or an S4C company about what is to be comprised in a service is to be disregarded for the purposes of determining who has editorial responsibility for the service.]

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