163. Licences granted to provide a Channel 3 service.

C.     Channel 3 Licences

163.     Licences granted to provide a Channel 3 service.

Channel 3 licences1 are granted under Part I of the Broadcasting Act 19902 and Part 3 of the Communications Act 20033.

Any licence granted by Ofcom4 under Part I of the Broadcasting Act 1990 must be made in writing, and continue in force for such period as is provided, in relation to a licence of the kind in question, by the relevant statutory provisions5. Such a licence may be granted either for the provision of such a service as is specified in the licence or for