117. Regulation of independent television services by Ofcom.

117.     Regulation of independent television services by Ofcom.

It is a function of Ofcom1 to regulate the following services in accordance with the Communications Act 2003, the Broadcasting Act 1990 and the Broadcasting Act 1996:

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    (1)     services falling within heads (a) to (e) below that are provided otherwise than by the BBC2 or the Welsh Authority3:

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      (a)     television broadcasting services4 that are provided from places in the United Kingdom with a view to their being broadcast otherwise than only from a satellite5;

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      (b)     television licensable content services6 that meet the appropriate condition7;

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      (c)     digital television programme services8