284. Nomination of date for digital switchover.

The Secretary of State1 may give notice to Ofcom2 nominating a date for digital switchover for the post-commencement services3 specified or described in the notice4. When nominating a date, or considering whether to nominate a date, the Secretary of State must have regard to any review submitted5 by Ofcom or the BBC6.

If the Secretary of State has nominated a date for digital switchover for a post-commencement service (and has not withdrawn the nomination) then, if the period for which the licence to provide the post-commencement service is to continue in force ends after the date for digital switchover, Ofcom