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Channel 5 has throughout its existence adopted a policy of negotiating potential developments and commissions on a case by case basis in a flexible, fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory manner and will continue to do so in the future. This Code of Practice has been drawn up in order to comply with the obligation imposed on Channel 5 pursuant to Section 285 of the Communications Act 2003 and sets out the fundamental principles which Channel 5 will adhere to in all of its dealings with independent producers.

This tariff is for all Channel 5 Commissioned Productions by genre (Primary Rights only).

Channel 5 and Pact have agreed an updated Terms of Trade (TOTs) agreement which is set out in the attached Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which becomes effective from 11th September 2018, in accordance with the wording of the MOU.

One of Channel 5’s Ofcom quotas provides that 10% of its first run commissions spend and 10% of its first run commissions hours (both excluding the News) must be regional productions. 

For programmes transmitted 1 January 2019 onwards, Ofcom has requested further information from PSBs who are required to report on the actual production base and also the actual percentages of budget and talent spent / met..

Channel 5, together with the other PSBs have published (14th December 2018) a joint guidance note on the application of Ofcom’s Made outside of London definitions (regarding substantive base, spend and crew). This hopes to give greater clarity to the independent production sector in light of additional reporting requirements the broadcasters were asked to introduce by Ofcom, from January 2019.

Please see attached the Joint PSB Guidance Note attached here

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