OFCOM Report Discusses Changes To UK Radio Regulation
November 17, 2006 at 5:49 AM (PT)
UK broadcasting regulator OFCOM has released a document that sets forth what the panel considers the biggest challenges to the radio industry and possible ways to address the situation.
"THE FUTURE OF RADIO" discusses possible changes to the way spectrum is allocated, how format changes may be more flexibly considered, ownership rules for analog and digital frequencies, and the possible replacement of AM radio with additional digital broadcasting service. The report identifies the industry's challenges as maintaining localism in the face of competition from other technologies, the switch of some advertisers from radio to the Internet, digital radio taking audience from analog, and the regulatory burden on analog broadcasters. OFCOM is soliciting input on how to address the challenges.
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