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PART 3Definitions for the purposes of the Communications Act 2003 and the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967

Interpretation of Part 3

8.  In this Part—

“members of the public” means members of the public in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man;

“programme” has the same meaning as in the Act; and

“television programme service” has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the Act.

Meaning of “television receiver”

9.—(1) In Part 4 of the Act (licensing of TV reception), “television receiver” means any apparatus installed or used for the purpose of receiving (whether by means of wireless telegraphy or otherwise) any television programme service, whether or not it is installed or used for any other purpose.

(2) In this regulation, any reference to receiving a television programme service includes a reference to receiving by any means any programme included in that service, where that programme is received at the same time (or virtually the same time) as it is received by members of the public by virtue of its being broadcast or distributed as part of that service.

Meaning of “television dealer”

10.  In Part 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967, “television dealer” means a person who by way of trade or business—

(a)sells television sets by retail;

(b)lets such sets on hire or hire-purchase;

(c)arranges for such sets to be sold or let as aforesaid by another television dealer; or

(d)holds himself out as willing to engage in any of the foregoing activities.

Meaning of “television set”

11.—(1) In Part 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967, “television set” means any apparatus which (either alone or in association with other apparatus) is capable of receiving (whether by means of wireless telegraphy or otherwise) any television programme service but is not computer apparatus.

(2) In this regulation, “computer apparatus” means apparatus which—

(a)is designed or adapted to be used (either alone or in association with other apparatus) for storing or processing data, but not for doing so in connection with the reception by means of wireless telegraphy of television programme services; and

(b)is not offered for sale or letting as apparatus for use (either alone or in association with other apparatus) primarily for or in connection with the reception (whether by means of wireless telegraphy or otherwise) of such services;

and “processing” includes displaying.