325. Requirements for news and current affairs programmes on public service television.

The regulatory regime for every licensed public service channel1 includes the conditions that Ofcom2 considers appropriate for securing:

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    (1)     that the programmes included in the channel include news programmes and current affairs programmes;

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    (2)     that the news programmes and current affairs programmes included in the service are of high quality and deal with both national and international matters; and

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    (3)     that the news programmes so included are broadcast for viewing at intervals throughout the period for which the channel is provided3.

That regime also includes the conditions that Ofcom considers appropriate for securing that, in each year: (a) the time