Communications Act 2003: Public Service Broadcasters

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 12:00 am, 22nd March 2018

The rules require the provision of a programming guide to ensure that public service broadcasting is prominent in linear programming. Content is increasingly consumed not in a linear way in a programme, but across the internet and on smart TVs. We have required Ofcom to revise its code by 1 December 2020, and to report before then on how we can ensure that that prominence can work effectively in the digital age.