The Broadcasting (Prescribed Countries) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-03-25

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Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 904

The Broadcasting (Prescribed Countries) Order 1996

25th March 1996

Coming into force
15th April 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 43(4) of the Broadcasting Act 1990(1) hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Broadcasting (Prescribed Countries) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 15th April 1996.

2.  Every country of the world with the exception of the United Kingdom is hereby specified as a prescribed country for the purposes of section 43(4) of the Broadcasting Act 1990.

3.  The Broadcasting (Prescribed Countries) Order 1994(2) is hereby revoked.

Virginia Bottomley
Secretary of State for National Heritage
25th March 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
The Broadcasting Act 1990 describes one type of television programme service under that Act as a non-domestic satellite service. Part of the definition of this service is that it consists in the transmission of television programmes by satellite for general reception in the United Kingdom or in any prescribed country (or both) where the programmes are transmitted from a place which is either in the United Kingdom or is neither in the United Kingdom nor in any prescribed country.
This Order revokes the Broadcasting (Prescribed Countries) Order 1994 (which prescribed most European countries) and instead specifies as prescribed countries every country of the world except the United Kingdom.

1990 c. 42.

S.I. 1994/454.