What is public service broadcasting?
Public service broadcasting refers to TV programmes that are broadcast for the public benefit rather than for purely commercial purposes.
These programmes include local news coverage, arts programmes and religious broadcasts.
Ofcom’s regulations mean that certain TV and radio broadcasters are obliged to include a specific amount of public service broadcasts as part of their licence to broadcast.
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