322. Regulation of broadcast content: general.

5.     Regulation of Media Content

(1)     Introduction

322.     Regulation of broadcast content: general.

The content of broadcast material is regulated by the general law as well as by legislation relating specifically to broadcasting1. The broadcasting of obscene material is, however, prohibited specifically under criminal law2.

Ofcom3, in its role as regulatory authority for the broadcasting sector, has various duties and obligations that encompass most of the content on television, radio and on demand services, amongst them:


    (1)     in relation to matters that concern the content of anything which is or may be broadcast or otherwise transmitted