330. Special obligations for Channel 4 to include schools programmes.

The regulatory regime for Channel 41 includes the conditions that Ofcom2 considers appropriate for securing that what appears to it to be a suitable proportion of the programmes which are included in Channel 4 are schools programmes3.

A licence under the Broadcasting Act 1990 to provide Channel 4 may also include conditions authorised by the following provisions4:

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    (1)     conditions requiring C4C: (a) to finance the production of schools programmes; and (b) to acquire schools programmes provided by other persons5;

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    (2)     conditions requiring C4C to ensure that schools programmes on Channel 4: (a) are of high quality; and (b) are suitable