FOR ITV CONTAINED
c. 190 Original Production
OFCOM is obliged to set licence conditions to
secure "an appropriate proportion" of original productions
for each channel in order to secure that the service of that channel
"is consistently of a high quality". This is a new statutory
requirement and a higher quality test than currently applies.
c. 194 News and Current Affairs Programmes
New provision for current affairs in peak (only
national and international news has to be in peak now).
c. 193 Programme Production
New collection of provisions on out-of-London
network production for Channel 3. OFCOM to impose conditions to
``A suitable proportion'' of C3 network
original productions to be made "outside the M25".
This to constitute "a suitable
range of programmes" (ie genre and value spread).
``A suitable amount of the investment''
comes from a spread of non-metropolitan production centres.
c. 194 Regional Programming
Strengthened statutory obligations on Channel
3 regional services:
All regional programmes have to be
high quality (currently the obligation only falls on regional
news, apart from a general obligation on the ITC to ensure that
the service as a whole includes programmes of high quality).
Regional news to be shown "at
intervals throughout the service and in particular at peak times"
(currently not a statutory requirement, but in licence conditions).
Suitable proportion of non-news regional
programmes to be shown in and near peak (no statutory requirement
now, but in licence conditions).
All of the above (+ existing regional
requirements) specifically duplicated for sub-regional services,
which isn't in the 1990 Act.