Hollyoaks violence breached rules and prompts Ofcom watershed warning to all broadcasters

28th August 2013 | Liz Munro

The Hollyoaks episode broadcast at 18:30 showed one of the main characters being beaten and violently killed by a speeding train. A viewer complained that the scene was unsuitable for broadcast before the watershed, particularly as children might have been watching. The scene in question marked the conclusion of a long running revenge story line between two characters: […]

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Blast 106 student radio found ‘in breach’ of its Ofcom licence

| Liz Munro

Radio Setup Blast 106, a community station for students, has been found in breach of its licence conditions by the broadcast regulator, Ofcom. The station, run by volunteers, was set up in July 2009 to serve students from Queens University, the University of Ulster and Belfast Metropolitan College and young people living, working or studying in Greater […]

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Ofcom fines Takbeer TV Ltd £25,000 for breach

23rd August 2013 | Liz Munro

On 21 January 2013 Takbeer TV, which broadcasts religious and general entertainment content for the Sunni Muslim community in the UK and abroad, was found in breach of Rules 4.1 and 4.2 for abusive material  towards the Ahmadi community and their beliefs. The Rules state that “broadcasters must “exercise the proper degree of responsibility with […]

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