169. Restriction on changes in control over Channel 3 licence holder.

Where any change in the persons1 having control2 over a body3 to which a Channel 3 licence4 has been awarded or transferred5, or an associated programme provider6, takes place within the relevant period7, and that change takes place without having been previously approved by Ofcom8, then Ofcom may, if the licence has not yet been granted, refuse to grant it to such a body or, if it has already been granted, serve on that body a notice revoking it9. However, Ofcom must not refuse to grant a licence to, or serve a notice on, any body unless it has