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Independent Broadcasting Authority

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1972 The Independent Television Authority became the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to accommodate the broader remit covering commercial radio as well as television.

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) was the regulatory body in the UK for commercial television (ITV and Channel 4) and commercial radio broadcasts. Cable and satellite television were the responsibility of the Cable Authority.

The Sound Broadcasting Act 1972 gave the ITA responsibility for organising the new Independent Local Radio (ILR) stations.

1990 The IBA was disbanded and replaced by the Independent Television Commission, the Broadcasting Standards Commission and the Radio Authority.

These 3 bodies were subsequently replaced by one regulator, Ofcom.

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Sources of Information

  • National Archives [1]