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1. See in particular pp 179-180 of the impact assessments relating to the final Digital Britain report
http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/digitalbritain_impactassessment.pdf .

2. Ofcom Communications Market Report for Scotland, 6 August 2009, Section 3.4
http://www.ofcom.org.uk/research/cm/cmrnr09/scotland .

3. More than 85% of viewers in Scotland will be able to receive commercial freeview stations, as well as public service ones, and so will have access to more than 40 channels. The channels available to virtually all viewers are BBC 1; BBC 2; stv; Channel 4; Five; ITV 2; BBC Three; BBC Four; ITV 3; Channel 4 +1; More4; ITV 4; E4; CBBC; Cbeebies; Community Channel; BBC News; BBC Parliament.

4. http://www2.ofcom.org.uk/about/accoun/reports_plans/annrep0708/sectione.pdf p81

5. http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/annualreport/pdf/bbc_ar_online_08_09.pdf , F21

6. See 14(1) and 39 (3) of the Charter:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/regulatory_framework/charter_agreement/bbc_royal_charter.pdf .

7. http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/speeches/stories/thompson_pq.shtml and http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/framework/network_nations.html .

8. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldselect/ldcomuni/61/6105.htm#n20 , para 38.

9. http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/aboutus/review/2007_2008/bbcse/ff

10. http://www.culture.gov.uk/reference_library/consultations/6245.aspx .

11. http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/tvlicensing/c3/scottish/var6.pdf .

12. See for example 2.22, http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/psb2_phase2/statement/psb2statement.pdf .

13. See 6.35 to 6.37, http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/psb2_phase2/statement/psb2statement.pdf .

14. P89, http://www.channel4.com/about4/pdf/2008/CH4_Report2008_Section7.pdf . See also Q112 to 119, http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldselect/ldcomuni/61/9012105.htm .

15. Relevant excepts from the Communications Act2003 can be found here:
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldselect/ldcomuni/61/6112.htm .

16. http://www.scottishbroadcastingcommission.gov.uk/about/Final-Report/reportcreativeeconomy , 5.24 to 5.30, and figure 3.10, p55, http://www.ofcom.org.uk/research/cm/cmrnr09/scotland/cmrnrscot.pdf .

17. http://www.ofcom.org.uk/research/cm/cmrnr09/scotland/cmrnrscot.pdf , p58 3.4

18. http://www.scottishbroadcastingcommission.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/4/0000409.pdf .

19. http://www.ofcom.org.uk/research/cm/cmrnr09/scotland/cmrnrscot.pdf , p65 and figure 4.7, p60

20. http://www.scottishbroadcastingcommission.gov.uk/about/Final-Report/reportaudiences , 3.61 to 3.63.

21. The final report can be found at http://www.commissiononscottishdevolution.org.uk .

22. This change was also recommended by the Scottish Broadcasting Commission. See 6.12, http://www.scottishbroadcastingcommission.gov.uk/about/Final-Report/reportfuture .

23. http://www.ccma.cat/entitats/entitat_tvc_eng.htm#emissores

24. A very brief English-language summary of recent changes to the financing of RTVE can be found in the entry for 28 July 2009 at http://www.egta.com/our_services/advocacy_&_regulatory_assistance/news.php .

25. http://www.cac.cat/web/informacio/index.jsp?NQ%3D%3D&Mw%3D%3D&L3dlYi9pbmZvcm1hY2lvL2NvbnRlbnRBbWJpdENvbXBldGVuY2lhbA%3D%3D .

26. http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/AnnualReport2009ResourceAccounts.pdf p123

27. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/about/methodology_by_theme/public_sector_accounts/downloads/Effects_of_spectrum_payments.pdf

28. More detailed research into the different mechanisms used can be found on the Scottish Broadcasting Commission's website at: http://www.scottishbroadcastingcommission.gov.uk/about/documents/NordicityReport

29. http://www.dr.dk/OmDR/About%20DR/20061123155622.htm

30. http://www.rte.ie/about/ar2007/english/highlights.html

31. Calculated as 8.7% of total UK licence fee revenue (£3,493m) at an exchange rate (21 September 2009) of 1.1036 euros to the pound.

32. See figure 4.7, http://www.ofcom.org.uk/research/cm/cmrnr09/scotland/cmrnrscot.pdf .

33. http://www.scottishbroadcastingcommission.gov.uk/about/documents/EconomicPhaseEKOSreport , especially tables 2.10 and 2.11, and http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/publications/economic_development_strategy_scotland_broadcast.pdf .

34. For information on Canada, see for example the analysis at pp36-37, http://www.scottishbroadcastingcommission.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/4/0000459.pdf . A brief explanation of Ireland's tax relief system for films can be found at http://www.iftn.ie/legal/section481 .