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Re: Ofcom update: Communications Monthly Update: May 2010

From:

Ivor Gaber <[log in to unmask]>

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Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - Policy Network" <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 13 May 2010 12:40:35 +0100

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Many thanks to Julian for spotting this - I totally agree that this is
a subject that we should pursue.

Not quite sure how but might have some ideas after I have read the document

Ivor

On 13 May 2010 12:23, Julian Petley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear All,
>
>
>
> As several of us responded to Ofcom’s consultation on citizens,
> communications and convergence, I thought it worth drawing attention to the
> fact that Ofcom has published its response (amidst the blah below). I can’t
> help thinking that this shouldn’t be the last word on this extremely
> important issue.
>
>
>
> All the best, Julian.
>
>
>
> From: [log in to unmask]
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Updates
> Sent: 11 May 2010 11:13
> To: undisclosed-recipients:
> Subject: Ofcom update: Communications Monthly Update: May 2010
>
>
>
> This update provides a list of recent Ofcom publications.
>
>
>
> This month’s update covers:
>
>
>
> ·         Notice of Ofcom’s decision to vary Satellite Earth Station
> licences
>
> ·         Guidelines for dealing with regulators of other EU Member States
> in relation to UK-licensed television channels
>
> ·         Schools programmes on Channel 4
>
> ·         Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator Update
>
> ·         Office of the Adjudicator Broadcast Transmission Services Report
>
> ·         Ofcom extends coverage of High Peak Radio
>
> ·         Citizens, communications and convergence: A summary of stakeholder
> responses, and our next steps
>
> ·         TV Licence Variations
>
> ·         Ofcom correction to consultation on PhonepayPlus’ draft Code of
> Practice
>
> ·         Consumer Bulletin
>
> ·         Consumer Protection Test
>
> ·         Media Literacy e-bulletin
>
> ·         Television broadcast licensing update
>
> ·         Radio licensing monthly update
>
>
>
>
>
> Notice of Ofcom’s decision to vary Satellite Earth Station licences
>
> Ofcom has given notice of its decision to vary and re-issue current
> Satellite Earth Station licences in order to implement necessary changes as
> a consequence of the Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive.
>
> The notice can be found at:
> http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/satellite_services/notice/
>
>
>
> Guidelines for dealing with regulators of other EU Member States in relation
> to UK-licensed television channels
>
>
>
> Ofcom has published guidelines to explain the procedures Ofcom will usually
> follow in dealing with media regulators from other Member States of the
> European Union when handling complaints about services which fall under UK
> jurisdiction but are primarily directed towards people in other Member
> States.  The guidelines can be found here:
> http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/Procedural_Guidelines.pdf
>
>
>
> Schools programmes on Channel 4
>
>
>
> Following a request from Channel 4, Ofcom has agreed to make changes to the
> Channel 4 licence regarding the provision of schools programmes. In its 2009
> Public Service Broadcasting Review, Ofcom proposed that Channel 4 should
> have an extended remit to deliver public service content on platforms other
> than linear television. This new remit was enshrined in the 2010 Digital
> Economy Act. Based on evidence that schools rarely use programmes broadcast
> on linear TV, Ofcom has agreed that online provision of schools material is
> a more appropriate and effective form of delivery.
>
> The new licence provisions require the Channel to set out in its published
> annual statement of content policy its proposed delivery of schools
> materials, other than on Channel 4 itself, and to notify Ofcom in advance of
> the planned expenditure on such materials.  As the previous volume of
> schools programmes formed a part of Channel 4’s delivery of originally
> commissioned programmes, Ofcom has agreed to vary the licence obligation for
> originated programmes as a percentage of the Channel’s output from 60 to 56
> per cent.
>
> The revised licence can be found at:
> http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/tvlicensing/c4/Variation_13.pdf
>
>
>
> Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator Update
>
>
>
> The Independent Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator (OTA2) today
> published its update for April 2010. This shows that at the end of April
> there were 6.70 million unbundled lines and 6.01 million Wholesale Line
> Rental lines. The number of telephone numbers using Carrier Pre-Select was
> 3.48 million.  The update can be found here: http://www.offta.org.uk/
>
>
>
> Office of the Adjudicator Broadcast Transmission Services Report
>
>
>
> Ofcom has today published a report from the independent Office of the
> Adjudicator - Broadcast Transmission Services (OTA-BTS) for the period from
> 1 January to 31 March 2010.  The report can be found here
> http://www.adjudicator-bts.org.uk/reports.htm
>
>
>
> Ofcom extends coverage of High Peak Radio
>
>
>
> Ofcom today announces an extension of coverage to High Peak Radio (Buxton
> and Ashbourne) to include the adjoining locality of Wirksworth, by means of
> a relay transmitter. The Broadcasting Act 1990 (as amended) allows Ofcom to
> vary local commercial radio licences in this way, providing such a variation
> “would not result in a significant increase of the area or locality for
> which the service in question is licensed to be provided”. A revised
> coverage map for High Peak Radio will be published after the new relay is
> implemented.
>
>
>
> Citizens, communications and convergence: A summary of stakeholder
> responses, and our next steps
>
>
>
> In July 2008, we published a discussion document setting out Ofcom’s role in
> furthering the interests of citizens.  This statement provides a summary of
> responses to that discussion and an outline of steps Ofcom will take to
> ensure a more transparent and consistent approach to furthering the
> interests of citizens.
>
> The statement can be found at:
> http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/citizens/
>
>
>
> TV Licence Variations
>
>
>
> Ofcom varied the following licences to reflect the necessary changes in
> transmission arrangements to allow digital switchover in the West region and
> STV North region.
>
>
>
> The affected licences can be found here:
>   http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/tvlicensing/
>
> (HTV Wales & West, STV North, GMTV, Channel 4 and Channel 5)
>
>
>
> The affected multiplex licences can be found here:
> http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/tvlicensing/muxlicensees/
>
>
>
> Ofcom correction to consultation on PhonepayPlus’ draft Code of Practice
>
>
>
> Ofcom has amended its consultation document to clarify that PhonepayPlus is
> only proposing to exempt 0871 providers from a requirement to register and
> not Directory Enquiry providers as originally indicated. Stakeholders can
> submit their views to both organisations through this consultation on which
> providers should be required to register with PhonepayPlus.
>
> The amended consultation document can be found at
> www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/ppp/
>
>
>
> Consumer Bulletin
>
>
>
> The quarterly bulletin summarises recent work on consumer advice and
> protection. It also includes data on the number of calls on telecoms issues
> such as silent calls and slamming. The Consumer Bulletin can be found here:
>
> http://www.ofcom.org.uk/telecoms/ioi/bulletins/consumers/consumer_apr10.pdf
>
>
>
> Consumer Protection Test
>
>
>
> The Consumer Protection Test for telephone number allocation focuses on
> communications providers who have used numbers to cause serious or repeated
> harm to consumers.  Ofcom will not allocate 070 personal numbers, 0871/2/3
> special service higher rate numbers and 09 premium rate numbers to anyone
> who appears on either of two lists.  We strongly encourage all providers
> that assign telephone numbers to others to take best use of numbers and
> consumer protection into account and to refer to the following two lists
> that we are publishing when making assignment decisions. The latest ‘Under
> Assessment’ and ‘Number Refusal’ lists have been updated here:
> http://www.ofcom.org.uk/telecoms/ioi/numbers/cpt/
>
>
>
> Media literacy e-bulletin
>
>
>
> This month’s Media Literacy e-Bulletin looks forward to the month ahead,
> with both Adult Learners’ Week and Silver Surfers’ Day taking place in May.
>
> The media literacy e-Bulletin can be found here:
> http://www.ofcom.org.uk/advice/media_literacy/medlitpub/bulletins/issue32/
>
>
>
> Television broadcast licensing update
>
>
>
> The latest information about Ofcom's broadcast TV licensing activity,
> including details of new licences issued and changes to existing licences,
> can be found here:
> http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/tvlicensing/tvupdates/monthly/201004
>
>
>
> Radio licensing update
>
>
>
> The Monthly Update provides information about Ofcom's broadcast radio
> licensing activity and details of commercial radio licence
> re-advertisements. It includes changes to the Format change request regime
> following the passage of the Digital Economy Act 2010, the pre-advertisement
> of the Shetland Islands licence, changes to the Formats of stations, and
> details of new community radio licence awards.
> http://www.ofcom.org.uk/radio/ifi/rbl/rbupdates/update0410/
>
>
>
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