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.
In this section
For local television licences: Guidance Notes, Application Form & Standard Form Licences
Television Licensee Update Form (39 kB)
For linear television channels provided on cable, satellite and the internet : Guidance Notes, Application Form & TLCS Standard Form Licence
For digital terrestrial TV - Freeview services : Guidance Notes, Application Form & Standard Form Licences
For short term television coverage of a specific event at a specific location: Guidance Notes, Application Form & Standard Form Licences
Change of Control – Notification Form (1072 kB)
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
020 7981 3043