On 5 October 2012, Ofcom published supplementary advice to the Secretary of State on media plurality. This follows the report on the feasibility of measuring media plurality across platforms, presented to the Secretary of State for Culture in June 2012. Ofcom recommended to the Government and Parliament to improve the existing framework on plurality review by introducing, among other measures, a periodic review of plurality, in addition to the existing public interest test for media mergers. The Secretary of State subsequently requested further advice on the practical implementation of the Ofcom’s recommendations.
The supplementary advice includes considerations about: