Department for Culture Media and Sport


We are responsible for broadcasting policy and the UK’s broadcasting framework.

We work closely with regulators, broadcasters, the professional broadcasting equipment and consumer electronics industries, viewers and listeners to increase choice, ensure healthy competition and maintain programme standards and quality.

Our role


We also represent the public interest in media sector mergers (including those involving broadcasters), and we work closely with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who sponsor the wider consumer electronics sector.  

We do not get involved in complaints about individual programmes or schedules. These are handled by independent regulators.