Nichol Media offer advice on compliance for UK Broadcaster, It is the responsibility of the broadcaster to comply with the Code. Programme makers who require further advice on applying this Code should, in the first instance, talk to those editorially responsible for the programme and to the broadcaster's compliance and legal officers.
Various section need to be followed by Law.
Section one: Protecting the under-
This sections outlines the rules around scheduling & content in programmes with regard to ensuring that children under the age of eighteen are protected.
Section Two: Harm and Offence
This section outlines standards for broadcast content so as to provide adequate protection for members of the public from harmful and/or offensive material.
Section Three: Crime
This section relates to material likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime or to lead to disorder.
Section Four: Religion
This section relates to the responsibility of broadcasters with respect to the content of religious programmes,
Section Five: Due Impartiality and Due Accuracy and Undue Prominence of Views and Opinions
To ensure that news, in whatever form, is reported with due accuracy and presented with due impartiality.
Section Six: Elections and Referendums
This section covers the special impartiality requirements and other legislation that must be applied at the time of elections and referendums.
Section Seven: Fairness
This section is to ensure that broadcasters avoid unjust or unfair treatment of individuals or organisations in programmes.
Section Eight: Privacy
This section is to ensure that broadcasters avoid any unwarranted infringement of privacy in programmes and in connection with obtaining material included in programmes.
Section Nine: Commercial References in Television Programming
This section relates to broadcasters editorial independence and control over programming with a distinction between editorial content and advertising.
Section Ten: Commercial Communications in Radio Programming
To section relates to radio broadcast only and is to ensure the transparency of commercial communications as a means to secure consumer protection.