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The Irish Times
Fox offered Bill O’Reilly deal after learning of $32m settlementdelayed by an extensive regulatory review, with Karen Bradley, the UK culture s
The Irish Times / Posted 2 hours ago
delayed by an extensive regulatory review, with Karen Bradley, the UK culture secretary, ignoring a recommendation from Ofcom, the media regulatory, and referring the deal for additional scrutiny by the Competition and Markets Authority on... Read more
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chad
Citizens Advice reveal what you can do to save on your phone contractlike data and minutes for all contracts, that way it would be much clearer what
chad / Posted 9 hours ago
like data and minutes for all contracts, that way it would be much clearer what they’re paying for. “It’s important that Ofcom and the government are prepared to protect consumers by making providers take these steps, if they do not do so... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
Citizens Advice reveal what you can do to save on your phone contractlike data and minutes for all contracts, that way it would be much clearer what
Derbyshire Times / Posted 9 hours ago
like data and minutes for all contracts, that way it would be much clearer what they’re paying for. “It’s important that Ofcom and the government are prepared to protect consumers by making providers take these steps, if they do not do so... Read more
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express
Virgin Media, BT, Sky, TalkTalk - Worst home broadband supplier REVEALEDwe are disappointed by the results of the Which survey we will continue investi
express / Posted 11 hours ago
we are disappointed by the results of the Which survey we will continue investing to improve the services we deliver." An Ofcom spokesman said: "We completely agree that broadband providers must up their game. We're protecting customers by... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
BBC loses plot to offer busy viewers drama without the commitmentto watch all the episodes." The format is designed for viewing on mobile phone
Daily Telegraph / Posted 23 hours ago
to watch all the episodes." The format is designed for viewing on mobile phones or tablets. The most recent figures from Ofcom show that 35 per cent people watch programmes on a smartphone, rising to 64 per cent for those aged 16-24. One idea... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Far too many people 'getting poor deal' from broadband provider, says Which?we are disappointed by the results of the Which survey we will continue investi
Whitehaven News / Posted yesterday
we are disappointed by the results of the Which survey we will continue investing to improve the services we deliver." An Ofcom spokesman said: "We completely agree that broadband providers must up their game. We're protecting customers by... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Far too many people 'getting poor deal' from broadband provider, says Which?we are disappointed by the results of the Which survey we will continue investi
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
we are disappointed by the results of the Which survey we will continue investing to improve the services we deliver." An Ofcom spokesman said: "We completely agree that broadband providers must up their game. We're protecting customers by... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
British MPs Take Issue With RT's "Propaganda Bullhorn" AdRT and find out who we are going to hack next," says one of the ads. British M
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
RT and find out who we are going to hack next," says one of the ads. British MPs have called on the national regulator Ofcom to investigate provocative ads for the Kremlin-funded television network Russia Today (RT) on the London tube. Tom... Read more
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Pendle Today
Some of largest mobile phone providers 'routinely overcharging loyal customers'like data and minutes for all contracts, that way it would be much clearer what
Pendle Today / Posted 2 days ago
like data and minutes for all contracts, that way it would be much clearer what they're paying for. "It's important that Ofcom and the government are prepared to protect consumers by making providers take these steps, if they do not do so... Read more
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SKY News
Uber hails ex-Ofcom chief to help drive London licence appealSky News has learnt that Flint Global, a consulting firm jointly founded by Ed
SKY News / Posted 2 days ago
Sky News has learnt that Flint Global, a consulting firm jointly founded by Ed Richards, who ran Ofcom until 2014, is in discussions with Uber about undertaking advisory work for the ride-hailing app. The emergence of Flint Global's involvement... Read more
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The Register
Vodafone, EE and Three overcharging customers after contracts expirelike data and minutes for all contracts, that way it would be clearer what they
The Register / Posted 2 days ago
like data and minutes for all contracts, that way it would be clearer what they're paying for. "It's important that Ofcom and the government are prepared to protect consumers by making providers take these steps, if they do not do so... Read more
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SKY News
Mobile customers still being charged for handsets they have already paid for, consumer group warnscalls and texts. The consumer group says customers are being penalised for loy
SKY News / Posted 2 days ago
calls and texts. The consumer group says customers are being penalised for loyalty and has called on industry regulator Ofcom to step in unless operators raise their game and make billing more transparent Citizens Advice chief executive Gillian... Read more
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express
Network providers being asked to take ‘INITIATIVE’ after overcharging 6 MILLION customersin November and features a stunning new design with an edge-to-edge screen. Her
express / Posted 2 days ago
in November and features a stunning new design with an edge-to-edge screen. Here's how the iPhone X looks in pictures. Ofcom has also expressed concerns of the three major providers profiteering. A spokesperson for the regulator stated: “We... Read more
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SKY News
'Loyalty penalty' of over £1 a day for top smartphones - reportfor handsets. Citizens Advice concluded customers were being penalised for loy
SKY News / Posted 2 days ago
for handsets. Citizens Advice concluded customers were being penalised for loyalty and demanded the industry regulator, Ofcom, step in unless operators raised their game. Its research found the over 65s were most likely to be caught out by the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
The great mobile phone rip-off: Millions still being billed for handsets they have already boughthas called on three of the four largest mobile phone providers, Vodafone, EE an
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
has called on three of the four largest mobile phone providers, Vodafone, EE and Three, to stop the practice. The regulator Ofcom backed Citizen's Advice's concerns and hinted it could take action next year. The Government also called for changes... Read more
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The Register
Breakfast at Jeffrey's: UK CEO admits Voda 'slightly lost its mojo'auction, with both EE and Three having launched a legal challenge against the r
The Register / Posted 3 days ago
auction, with both EE and Three having launched a legal challenge against the regulator, he says Vodafone is "on the side Ofcom". "BT's actions have delayed the auction," he says (although BT's challenge was a retaliatory move following Three's... Read more
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express
Sadiq Khan and London Fire demand Fireman Sam changes name as it’s OFFENSIVE to womeninclusive nature.Related articles Fireman Sam producers apologise after ‘chara
express / Posted 3 days ago
inclusive nature.Related articles Fireman Sam producers apologise after ‘character steps on Quran' Fireman Sam cleared by Ofcom following complaints over 'Koran' drama "I like the concept, I like the fact it's a cartoon that educates people and... Read more
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Channel 4 News
Was Jeremy Corbyn right about the cost of the universal credit helpline?number, which can charge between 9p and 55p per minute. But as twitter user @d
Channel 4 News / Posted 4 days ago
number, which can charge between 9p and 55p per minute. But as twitter user @dizzy_thinks pointed out to us last week, OfCom says that “Calls from landlines and mobiles [to numbers beginning 03] are included in free call packages.” In other... Read more
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Banbury Guardian
Bid to get vandalism-attracting BT phone boxes in Cherwell cleaned upbox without consulting the public where there is another box within a 400-metre
Banbury Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
box without consulting the public where there is another box within a 400-metre walking distance. Otherwise BT must follow Ofcom rules, which include an obligation to inform the public and district council in advance. A BT spokesman said: “We’re... Read more
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The Register
Openreach offers duct-off providers 'OSA Filter' instead of Dark Fibre AccessOpenreach has today offered its communication providers an alternative to the O
The Register / Posted 4 days ago
Openreach has today offered its communication providers an alternative to the Ofcom-proposed Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product, which a court ruling slapped down three months ago. In July the High Court's Competition Appeals Tribunal ruled that Ofcom... Read more
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The Register
UK.gov: Who wants £25m... *cheers*... to trial 5G? *crickets chirping*earmarked £16m for a test hub as part of its "5G strategy". However, William W
The Register / Posted 6 days ago
earmarked £16m for a test hub as part of its "5G strategy". However, William Webb, former director of the regulator Ofcom and current CEO of the Weightless Special Interest Group, has warned that most of the £740m fund would would be better... Read more
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The Register
Grant Shapps of coup shame fame stands by 'broadbad' researchconflating stats. The headline finding of the most recent report found that 6.7
The Register / Posted 6 days ago
conflating stats. The headline finding of the most recent report found that 6.7 million were not getting 10Mbps, a figure Ofcom disputed as being closer to 1.4 million. It appeared there was some confusion over availability and take-up. "We never... Read more
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Daily Mail
Car hire firms accused of 'exploiting customers' by doubling pricessneak... Give foreign aid cash to Britain's armed forces to... Two teenagers
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
sneak... Give foreign aid cash to Britain's armed forces to... Two teenagers are arrested on suspicion of trying to... Ofcom orders the BBC to cut repeats and foreign... Jeremy Corbyn says Tory infighting over Brexit is putting... Thugs who... Read more
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Daily Mail
BBC spends £6m sending letters to viewers without a TV licencepay... From feeble horseman to African hero: How Winston... Shocking moment d
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
pay... From feeble horseman to African hero: How Winston... Shocking moment driver with a BABY BOY in the front seat... Ofcom orders the BBC to cut repeats and foreign... SELFIE destructive! Sightseers still posing for snaps at... Shocking... Read more
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Daily Mail
Hillary Clinton says children are suffering as a result of BrexitNine in... Give foreign aid cash to Britain's armed forces to... BBC is accus
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Nine in... Give foreign aid cash to Britain's armed forces to... BBC is accused of 'ridiculous waste' after blowing... Ofcom orders the BBC to cut repeats and foreign... Thugs who repeatedly carry acid in public will be sent to... Delusional... Read more
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Daily Mail
Startup to teach CROWS to clean streets by collecting cigarette buttsguys from Venezuela make incredible video illusions... Press regulator Impress
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
guys from Venezuela make incredible video illusions... Press regulator Impress fights off High Court challenge... Ofcom orders the BBC to cut repeats and foreign... Cyber attack hits 41 Hyatt Hotel properties: Customers'... Flippin'... Read more
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Scotsman
BBC told to meet minimum quota for original and Scottish contentthe same amount on programmes per head across the UK’s devolved nations. The n
Scotsman / Posted 8 days ago
the same amount on programmes per head across the UK’s devolved nations. The new rules, set out by the media regulator, Ofcom, specify that Scottish spending must account for at least eight per cent of the corporation’s overall expenditure on... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
BBC told to make more Northern Ireland based showsto make more programmes in Northern Ireland - and make more programmes for Nort
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
to make more programmes in Northern Ireland - and make more programmes for Northern Ireland - according to media regulator... Read more
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Scotsman
BBC Scotland set with ‘tough’ new quotas by regulatorthe same amount on programmes per head across the UK’s devolved nations. The n
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
the same amount on programmes per head across the UK’s devolved nations. The new rules, set out by the media regulator, Ofcom, specify that Scottish spending must account for at least eight per cent of the corporation’s overall expenditure on... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Ofcom tells the BBC: stop showing so many old films and daytime repeatsOfcom said: “It’s about satisfying current audiences but engaging new audiences
Daily Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
Ofcom said: “It’s about satisfying current audiences but engaging new audiences. If the BBC just keeps satisfying the ever-older audience, new generations are not going to find these services appealing.” New quotas include BBC One and BBC Two to... Read more
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Reuters
Italy regulator explores forced Telecom Italia network splitits board, one of the sources said. If it went ahead with the plan, AGCOM woul
Reuters / Posted 9 days ago
its board, one of the sources said. If it went ahead with the plan, AGCOM would follow the example of British counterpart Ofcom, which forced BT (BT.L) to separate its network unit Openreach. The deal was finalised in March after a two-year... Read more
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birminghammail
BBC set new comedy quota after fans say its shows 'too traditional'set new quotas for comedy after viewers complained the broadcaster's output was
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
set new quotas for comedy after viewers complained the broadcaster's output was too traditional and risk-averse. Regulator Ofcom has ordered the corporation to air a total of at least 300 hours of comedy programmes, some in peak time, combined on... Read more
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birminghammail
BBC quotas on original programming rise under new Ofcom rulesand BBC2 will be required to broadcast original content in 90% of peak evening
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
and BBC2 will be required to broadcast original content in 90% of peak evening hours, in new rules set out by regulator Ofcom. The regulator also said it will require "more music from new and emerging UK artists" on Radio 1 and Radio 2. The... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
BBC Regulator Sets Quotas for U.K. Originals75 percent of content on its flagship TV channel must be original productions,
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
75 percent of content on its flagship TV channel must be original productions, including 90 percent in peak time, says Ofcom and also requires the public broadcaster to reflect "the full diversity" of the population. British media regulator... Read more
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Daily Mirror
The new Liberal Democrat spokesperson for young people is quite oldLove Island”, he added: "As the independent regulator, decisions on amending th
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
Love Island”, he added: "As the independent regulator, decisions on amending the broadcasting code are rightly a matter for Ofcom. “Ofcom takes the protection of children and young people very seriously and that is why there are already specific... Read more
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Daily Mail
Next TV rights deal could see multiple games screened at the same timebosses are looking at screening multiple games at once An agreement between th
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
bosses are looking at screening multiple games at once An agreement between the competition and communications regulator Ofcom means that the next broadcast deal, for the three seasons starting from 2019-2020, will see the number of matches... Read more
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chroniclelive
What a proposed energy price cap could mean for youcustomer accounts, are currently on this type of tariff. “After months of dith
chroniclelive / Posted 10 days ago
customer accounts, are currently on this type of tariff. “After months of dithering and arguing back and forwards with Ofcom we have the prospect of energy price controls which won’t actually help anyone this winter. “It is too little, too... Read more
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express
Jacob Rees-Mogg blasts BBC’s 'deep-seated anti-Brexit bias’ amid 'pro-EU' coverage claimspropaganda.” Meanwhile, Jacob Rees-Mogg accused the broadcaster of having a “d
express / Posted 10 days ago
propaganda.” Meanwhile, Jacob Rees-Mogg accused the broadcaster of having a “deep-seated bias”. TV regulator Ofcom said: “All UK broadcasters must abide by our strict rules requiring impartiality.” BBC Head of News James Harding... Read more
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SKY News
Peer calls for action over ITV Love Island contestants' smokingLord Storey urged Ofcom to intervene over the ITV2 dating programme, as he expr
SKY News / Posted 11 days ago
Lord Storey urged Ofcom to intervene over the ITV2 dating programme, as he expressed fears over the "message" sent to under-18s by participants who are "regularly smoking". The Liberal Democrat peer used question time in the House of Lords to... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Peer accuses reality TV show Love Island of glamorising smokingthe message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher cal
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
the message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher called for action by the industry regulator Ofcom after raising the issue at question time in the House of Lords. Responding, Culture minister Lord Ashton of Hyde, who... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Peer accuses reality TV show Love Island of glamorising smokingthe message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher cal
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 11 days ago
the message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher called for action by the industry regulator Ofcom after raising the issue at question time in the House of Lords. Responding, Culture minister Lord Ashton of Hyde, who... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Peer accuses reality TV show Love Island of glamorising smokingthe message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher cal
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
the message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher called for action by the industry regulator Ofcom after raising the issue at question time in the House of Lords. Responding, Culture minister Lord Ashton of Hyde, who... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Peer accuses reality TV show Love Island of glamorising smokingthe message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher cal
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
the message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher called for action by the industry regulator Ofcom after raising the issue at question time in the House of Lords. Responding, Culture minister Lord Ashton of Hyde, who... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Peer accuses reality TV show Love Island of glamorising smokingthe message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher cal
Oxford Mail / Posted 11 days ago
the message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher called for action by the industry regulator Ofcom after raising the issue at question time in the House of Lords. Responding, Culture minister Lord Ashton of Hyde, who... Read more
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Bury Times
Peer accuses reality TV show Love Island of glamorising smokingthe message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher cal
Bury Times / Posted 11 days ago
the message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher called for action by the industry regulator Ofcom after raising the issue at question time in the House of Lords. Responding, Culture minister Lord Ashton of Hyde, who... Read more
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metro
The House of Lords think the cast of Love Island smoke too muchheard. In the minute-long segment that surfaced on Twitter, one Lord is heard
metro / Posted 11 days ago
heard. In the minute-long segment that surfaced on Twitter, one Lord is heard campaigning for a minister to pressure Ofcom into tightening sanctions on the show’s alleged decision to glamorise smoking.Love Island has been criticised in the... Read more
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Gazette
Peer accuses reality TV show Love Island of glamorising smokingthe message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher cal
Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
the message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher called for action by the industry regulator Ofcom after raising the issue at question time in the House of Lords. Responding, Culture minister Lord Ashton of Hyde, who... Read more
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guardian-series
Peer accuses reality TV show Love Island of glamorising smokingthe message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher cal
guardian-series / Posted 11 days ago
the message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher called for action by the industry regulator Ofcom after raising the issue at question time in the House of Lords. Responding, Culture minister Lord Ashton of Hyde, who... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Peer accuses reality TV show Love Island of glamorising smokingthe message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher cal
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
the message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher called for action by the industry regulator Ofcom after raising the issue at question time in the House of Lords. Responding, Culture minister Lord Ashton of Hyde, who... Read more
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Harrow Times
Peer accuses reality TV show Love Island of glamorising smokingthe message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher cal
Harrow Times / Posted 11 days ago
the message this sent to youngsters. The former primary school headteacher called for action by the industry regulator Ofcom after raising the issue at question time in the House of Lords. Responding, Culture minister Lord Ashton of Hyde, who... Read more
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