All Ofcom articles – Page 24

  • Deadly Women
    News

    Ofcom hits Discovery with £100k fine

    2014-07-16T10:47:00Z

    Ofcom has fined Discovery £100,000 for broadcasting several episodes of Deadly Women which featured dramatic reconstructions of torture, knife attacks and dismemberment before the 9pm watershed.

  • Tonight: Britain’s Young Drinkers
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    Ofcom investigates ITV binge drinking doc

    2014-06-30T13:09:00Z

    Ofcom has launched an investigation into ITV’s Tonight: Britain’s Young Drinkers after the broadcaster picked up the bar tab for students featured in the documentary.

  • Benefits Street
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    Benefits Street cleared by Ofcom

    2014-06-30T12:21:00Z

    Channel 4’s controversial welfare series Benefits Street has been cleared of all wrongdoing in a comprehensive Ofcom ruling.

  • Ofcom
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    Ofcom blasted over diversity

    2014-06-12T07:52:00Z

    Ofcom’s lack of action and transparency on equality monitoring has contributed to the broadcasting industry’s “catastrophic” failure to achieve progress on diversity, according to the UK’s most powerful creative sector unions.

  • X Factor
    News

    Ofcom answers calls to clarify placement rules

    2014-06-05T07:05:00Z

    Ofcom has clarified rules governing how broadcasters can use product placement following industry calls for greater guidance.

  • Ofcom
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    Ofcom reveals board additions

    2014-05-30T12:34:00Z

    Former C4 non-executive director Stephen Hill has been confirmed as one of three new appointments to Ofcom’s board.

  • Nigel Farage (credit: Alamy)
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    Ukip to petition Ofcom for major party status

    2014-05-29T07:51:00Z

    Ukip has pledged to “campaign hard” to convince Ofcom its major party status should be extended for the 2015 general election.

  • Ofcom
    News

    Ofcom PSB review to assess growth of digital players

    2014-05-27T15:05:00Z

    The growth of online platforms including Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video will be considered as part of Ofcom’s third major public service broadcasting review.

  • ESPN_FA_CUP_COVERAGE
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    BT landed with £120k ESPN Ofcom fine

    2014-05-23T12:20:00Z

    BT has been landed with a £120,000 fine from Ofcom that was incurred by sports broadcaster ESPN for failing to meet audio description targets.

  • Alex Salmond
    News

    Ofcom warning over Scottish referendum

    2014-05-21T09:03:00Z

    Ofcom has warned that it will consider imposing penalties on UK broadcasters if “great care” is not taken in reporting on the Scottish independence referendum.

  • Jeremy Clarkson
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    Ofcom probes Jeremy Clarkson joke

    2014-05-06T13:22:00Z

    Top Gear’s Burma special is to be investigated by Ofcom after a Jeremy Clarkson joke was considered to be racist by some viewers.

  • Remote
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    Ofcom criticises subtitling standards

    2014-04-30T12:34:00Z

    The UK’s major broadcasters are failing to meet best practice guidelines when providing subtitles for the live programming.

  • Big Brother
    News

    Big Brother breaches Ofcom rules

    2014-03-17T12:19:00Z

    Channel 5 has been found in breach of Ofcom rules after an altercation between two contestants on Big Brother last year.

  • Location Location Location
    News

    Ofcom renews C4 licence

    2014-03-11T13:01:00Z

    Ofcom has extended Channel 4’s licence for a further 10 years with the broadcaster’s out of England spend set to triple.

  • The Voice UK
    News

    Ofcom warned over apps 'loophole'

    2014-03-04T12:54:00Z

    Ofcom has been warned about a “potential loophole” in its regulation of second-screen content as part of a report it commissioned into the burgeoning sector.

  • Benefits Street
    News

    Benefits Street probed by Ofcom

    2014-02-26T09:44:00Z

    Ofcom has launched an investigation into Channel 4’s Benefits Street after receiving 960 complaints about the programme.

  • TV
    News

    Ofcom set for third major PSB review

    2014-02-25T17:28:00Z

    Ofcom is to undertake a new PSB review, a significant study that will help define the future of public service broadcasting in the UK.

  • Ofcom
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    Preferred candidate chosen to be Ofcom chair

    2013-12-04T12:39:00Z

    Dame Patricia Hodgson, Ofcom’s deputy chair, has been chosen as the preferred candidate for the top job following the departure of Colette Bowe.

  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
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    Ofcom clears C4's gypsy programming

    2013-11-04T12:16:00Z

    Ofcom has cleared Channel 4’s gypsy documentary franchises of breaking its code following a slew of complaints from the travelling community.

  • Ofcom
    News

    Ofcom awards second wave of local TV licences

    2013-10-31T12:27:00Z

    Estuary TV has added Scarborough to its existing Grimsby local television licence as Ofcom has begun awarding a second wave of 12-year broadcasting rights.