Commercial radio deregulation consultation
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The Government is seeking views on a number of proposed changes to commercial radio.
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In September 2015, the previous Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey MP asked Ofcom to examine the scope to deregulate aspects of commercial radio. There are a number of out-dated and burdensome regulations in place for analogue radio which were put in place back in the late 1980s, while digital radio enjoys much more freedom in comparison. Following a number of recommendations made by Ofcom, this consultation outlines our proposals for how we intend to deregulate commercial radio.
As the radio market is changing with more people move towards digital and online audio services, and as Ofcom’s scope to make further changes is limited by the current regulatory framework, the Government believes it is the right time to consider the overall regulatory structure for commercial radio.
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We welcome comments from individuals and organisations involved in the commercial radio sector, including members of the public who hold an interest in commercial radio.