Ofcom Consultation: Short-term restricted service licensing review

Currently, Ofcom generally does not:

  • grant the same applicant more than two short-term restricted service licences (SRSL) in a single year, or more than one SRSL a year if the service is within the M25;

  • grant SRSLs where the service proposed to be provided does not appear to be different from what is available on the commercial and community services in the area of broadcast.

Ofcom proposes to cease to apply these two policies, and is consulting on this proposal.

The deadline for this consultation is 31 October 2019.

More information about this consultation may be found here:


Please submit your comments on this consultation to the CMA here: