Codes & Standards

Section 42 of the Broadcasting Act 2009 instructs the BAI to prepare, and from time to time, revise Broadcasting Codes that govern the standards and practices to be observed by broadcasters.

The following Codes & Standards are currently in place.

BAI General and Children’s Commercial Communications Codes.

Code of Programme Standards

The Code of Fairness, Impartiality and Objectivity in News and Current Affairs

BAI Access Rules 2015

BAI Right of Reply Scheme

BAI Rules on Advertising and Teleshopping (Daily and Hourly Limits)

ODAS Code of Conduct for media service providers of on-demand audiovisual media services

Code of Fair Trading Practice


The Act requires that when a Code is being developed, the BAI must consult on the matter. Further information on how the BAI consults can be accessed here.

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