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Independent Broadcasting Authority

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Date: 1972-1990
History: The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) was the regulatory body in the UK for commercial television: ITV and Channel 4 (cable and satellite television were the responsibility of the Cable Authority), and radio broadcasts. In March 1971 the remit of the Independent Television Authority (ITA) was expanded to cover commercial radio, and it was renamed the Independent Broadcasting Authority which came into being when the Sound Broadcasting Act 1972 gave the ITA responsibility for organising the new Independent Local Radio (ILR) stations. The IBA was disbanded in 1990, being replaced by the Independent Television Commission, the Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC) and the Radio Authority (these bodies have since been replaced with one regulator, Ofcom).
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (central)
References: Whitaker's; organisation's website; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C286833
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1953-2000: Records of the Independent Television Authority and the Independent Broadcasting Authority
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