Ofcom Could Play Lead Role in TV Diversity

Adrian Lester | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adrian Lester

Ofcom could define what true "diversity" in television actually means - as opposed to leaving it up to the best intentions of each broadcaster to come up with their own definition. These definitions or rules don't have to be slapped down on each channel from on high. They can be measures that are drawn up with the broadcasters. The objective here is to reflect our incredibly rich national identity back to us so that we have a deeper understanding of our past and our present. I believe it will help our society form a more cohesive present and future.

Channel 5 Breach Ofcom Rules With 'Blinging Up Baby'

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Channel 5 breached Ofcom guidelines by showing a four-year-old child dressed in a Hooters outfit on documentary ‘Blinging Up Baby’, the regulator ...

Fox News Scolded By Ofcom Over 'Muslim-Only' Birmingham Gaffe

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

A Fox News programme which aired comments claiming that Birmingham was a Muslim-only city and Paris had no-go zones operating under Sharia Law has bee...

Ofcom Give Ruling Over 'Loose Women' 'Rape' Poll

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom have ruled that a controversial poll that featured on ‘Loose Women’ earlier this month will not face an investigation. READ MORE: 'Loose...

Ofcom Considering 'Loose Women' Investigation Over 'Rape Poll'

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom are currently assessing whether to investigate ‘Loose Women’ after the ITV daytime show ran a controversial ‘rape poll’, it has emerged....

LBC Presenter Investigated For Telling Listeners To 'Beat Up' Tube Workers

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Radio station LBC is being investigated by Ofcom after one of its veteran presenters said listeners should assault striking London Underground staff. ...

Sky News Presenter Investigated For 'F***' Moment Despite ONE Complaint

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Sky News business presenter Ian King’s use of the word “fuck” during a live TV interview is being investigated by Ofcom, despite the mishap only...

Ofcom Reach Verdict In 'BGT' Stunt Dog Investigation

Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom have ruled that ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ viewers were misled by this year’s winners Jules O’Dwyer And Matisse. A total of 1,175 view...

New Mobile Coverage Tracker Will Blow The Whistle On Any Lying Providers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Tech

Ofcom has released an online tracker to help us find out how much mobile coverage we should be getting. The system uses data from all the main net...

BBC Hasn't Had A Single F***ing Complaint Over All The Wimbledon Swearing

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

While temperatures are set to sizzle on the courts of Wimbledon, the language has already reached boiling point with four different players losing the...

'BGT' Dresses Complaints Dismissed By Ofcom

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon’s dresses during this year’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ live shows were not in breach of broadcasting rules, Ofco...

We'll Be Back Right After This Break - The Fact and Fiction About Advertising of Payday Loans

Russell Hamblin Boone | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Russell Hamblin Boone

Short-term lenders have proven themselves to be committed to responsible advertising, continual improvement and consumer protection. Yet some guarantor lenders and other credit providers still advertise widely, using many of the techniques that payday lenders have been told are unacceptable.

Cabinet Member Rejects May's Proposal To 'Censor' Television Programmes

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

Theresa May's proposal to "censor" television programmes was attacked by a Cabinet colleague on Thursday, with Sajid Javid dismissing the Home Secreta...

Paul O'Grady's Show Investigated By Ofcom Over Live Stunt

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Paul O’Grady’s ITV chat show is being investigated by Ofcom after he was shown inhaling helium on live TV. READ MORE: Paul O'Grady Isn't Going...

Ofcom Give Ruling On 'Emmerdale' Sexual Assault Storyline

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom have given their verdict on an ‘Emmerdale’ sexual assault episode, which aired earlier this year. The broadcasting regulator launched an ...

Phillip Schofield Blasts 'Outraged Middle England' For Complaining About Bondage Report

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

This Morning host Phillip Schofield has slammed viewers who complained about the show’s “bondage for beginners” segment. Schofield’s fury ...

Forget Who Killed Lucy Beale, Who Killed the British Viewer's Sense of Perspective?

Karl Davis | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Karl Davis

With the greatest of respect, TV fiction is like other fiction types. It is escapism. It suspends the boundaries of reality. That is, after all the only possible reason the writers on Eastenders get away with entire families living in large houses in London, whilst earning no money for themselves.

5G Is Coming, But No One Knows What It Is

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Tech

Statistically you probably don't have a 4G mobile phone, contract and/or coverage yet. But even if you do, you're probably falling behind. UK commu...

'What Are You Afraid Of, Boys?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

The Green Party has thrown down the gauntlet to the other party leaders over their seeming exclusion from the televised election debates asking them: ...

Under Attack From a Beige Establishment: Why the Green Party Are Now a Major Political Force

Karl Davis | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The Green Party have a duty to continue to provide for the nation a fresh, fair and radical alternative to the 'business as usual' establishment, just as media chiefs from the BBC, ITV, SKY et al have a duty to promote and encourage a wide, engaging and relevant debate involving those extended the right to vote and elect.

PM Must Do Debates With or Without Greens

Kamran Hussain | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kamran Hussain

The Greens have steam coming out of their ears after Ofcom ruled they are not a 'major' party and therefore will not be included in the televised leader's debates in the run up to the general election.

The Green Party Must Get a Fair Hearing From Ofcom and Broadcasters

Natalie Bennett | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Obviously, as leader of the Green Party, I'm deeply disappointed by this decision, but as a voter and citizen I'm also gravely concerned about the possible impact on British democracy if this stance is maintained in the final guidance.

Greens Are Furious About Being Shut Out Of The Election Debates

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Politics

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said she is "deeply disappointed" after media regulator Ofcom said it believed the Green party was not importan...

'EastEnders' Rape Episode Cleared By Ofcom

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

The BBC have been cleared of breaking Ofcom rules over its controversial ‘EastEnders’ rape storyline. In an episode of the soap back in October...

BBC Avoids Punishment For Showing Air Crash Victim's Passport

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK

The BBC has escaped censure by Ofcom after it apologised for showing "upsetting" footage of an open passport of a woman who died in the MH17 air disas...