Broadcasting Act (with its variations) is a stock short title used for legislation in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom that relates to broadcasting. The Bill for an Act with this short title will usually have been known as a Broadcasting Bill during its passage through Parliament.
Broadcasting Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to broadcasting.
- The Broadcasting Act (1968), that established the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission and updated the mandate of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
- The Broadcasting Act (1991), that amended both the Broadcasting Act, 1968, and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Act (1976)
- The Broadcasting Ordinance 2000
Republic of Ireland
- The Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967
- The Broadcasting Act 1980, that among other things allowed for the creation of Channel 4
- The Broadcasting Act 1981
- The Cable and Broadcasting Act 1984
- The Broadcasting Act 1990, that largely deregulated private television, allowed for the creation of a fifth terrestrial television channel as well as allowed for the launch of satellite television in the UK
- The Broadcasting Act 1996