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TV broadcast licences

Ofcom is responsible for licensing all UK commercial television services. This section contains information for licensees, including guidance notes and updates, as well as application forms and a list of current Ofcom TV broadcast licensees.

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Local TV Licensing

For local television licences: Guidance Notes, Application Form & Standard Form Licences

Television Licensable Content Service (TLCS)

For linear television channels provided on cable, satellite and the internet : Guidance Notes, Application Form & TLCS Standard Form Licence

Digital Television Programme Service (DTPS) & Digital Television Additional Service (DTAS)

For digital terrestrial TV - Freeview services : Guidance Notes, Application Form & Standard Form Licences

Restricted Television Service Licence for an Event (RTSL-E)

For short term television coverage of a specific event at a specific location: Guidance Notes, Application Form & Standard Form Licences

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Contact Us

If you need help with your licence please contact the Ofcom Television Broadcast Licensing team.

0300 123 3000 or 020 7981 3000

020 7981 3333

Text phone
020 7981 3043