102. Introduction to the licensing and regulation of broadcast services.

4.     Regulation of Broadcast Media Services

(1)     Introduction

(i)     Role played by Licensing in the Provision of Broadcast Services

102.     Introduction to the licensing and regulation of broadcast services.

The BBC1 and S4C2 apart, mainstream broadcasting services are authorised by licences under the Broadcasting Acts3 that apply according to the type of service being provided, as follows:

  1.  

    (1)     Independent Television Services4;

  2.  

    (2)     Independent Radio Services5;

  3.  

    (3)     Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting6;

  4.  

    (4)     Digital Terrestrial Sound Broadcasting7.

Such licences are granted subject to conditions which form the basis of the powers that Ofcom has to regulate both the licensed