Channel 4 is fined £1.5m by Ofcom

Channel Four has been fined £1.5m by media watchdog Ofcom for misconduct involving phone-in competitions on Richard and Judy and Deal or No Deal.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Channel 4 is fined £1.5m by Ofcom

In the past, Ofcom was seen as having no teeth: this change in 2003 with the merging of the old regulatory bodies into the single umbrella communications office. This current round of fines after the 2007 scandals (by this, I mean the phone ins not the misrepresentation of Death on ITV) proves that Ofcom is a force to be reckoned with.

However, at a time when TV is dying, advertising funding is drying up and people are turning to alternative methods of entertainment, is it too little too late?

Plus, they have no control over internet broadcast material…

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About Alan Hardcastle

Media Lecturer with an interest in Pedagogy and Politics.

Posted on December 20, 2007, in Media and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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