Ofcom

Amanda Holden Has A Defiant Response To People Who Complain About Her 'Britain's Got Talent' Dresses

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

In 2017, we’re baffled as to why Amanda Holden’s choice of dresses on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ draws as much criticism as it does. But every ...

Scott Mills' Radio Show Faces Ofcom Investigation Over 'Essex Girls' Jokes

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom has confirmed that it will be investigating Scott Mills’s Radio 1 show, following a string of jokes about “Essex girls” which aired last m...

A Surprising Amount Of Ofcom Complaints Were Made About Friday's Comic Relief Telethon

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

More than 150 viewers complained to Ofcom after Friday’s (24 March) Red Nose Day telethon, it has been revealed. The show featured a host of famous...

Ukip Appeared On A Quarter Of All Question Time Shows Since May 2010, Huff Post UK Reveals

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics

Ukip appeared on almost one in four of the BBC’s flagship Question Time programmes in the past seven years - despite never having more than two MPs....

Ofcom Reveals How Many Complaints They've Had About Corrie's Child Grooming Storyline

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom received just two complaints about the latest development in Coronation Street’s child grooming storyline, the media watchdog has confirmed to...

'Emmerdale' Prison Violence Scenes Spark Over 150 Ofcom Complaints

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

More 150 ‘Emmerdale’ viewers have complained to Ofcom, following scenes aired during Monday (6 March) night’s episode. Aaron Dingle’s prison ...

Use BT For Just A Phone? You Could Be Eligible For A Major Discount

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech

If you’re one of the more than two million people who only have a landline with BT then we’ve got some good news for you. Ofcom has unveiled plans...

Ed Miliband Demands Ofcom Confirm 'Urgent' Inquiry Into Rupert Murdoch BSKYB Bid

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

Ofcom has been warned the attempted takeover of BSKYB by Rupert Murdoch is a defining test of “its capacity and strength as a regulator”, amid the...

Potential Scammers Are Paying As Little As 4p For Your Private Information

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Tech

You might place a high value on keeping your personal information private, but according to a new report, scammers are selling it for pocket change. W...

The UK's 4G Coverage Is Worse Than Romania, Bulgaria and Jordan's

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

If you’ve ever tried to check Facebook on your phone in the countryside, this news will be of little surprise: the UK’s 4G coverage is worse than ...

Ofcom Orders BT To Legally Split From Openreach

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Tech

BT must formally separate from its Openreach network division after failing to address competition concerns, the telecoms watchdog has announced. Of...

Empowering Schools To Protect The Tech-Savvy Generation

Claire Stead | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

It will come as no surprise that the amount of time 8-11s and 12-15s spend online has more than doubled since 2005. Similarly, a quarter of 8-11s and seven in ten 12-15s own a smartphone. These are startling figures, but are the reality of the increasingly digital world we are living in.

Ofcom Makes Ruling On Controversial 'Poldark' Rape Scene

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

’Poldark’ has been cleared by Ofcom, after a number of viewers complained about a rape scene. The TV watchdog received 41 viewers complaints last...

Ofcom Reaches Decision Over Controversial 'Coronation Street' Joke

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Coronation Street’ has been cleared by Ofcom over a controversial joke that aired on the soap earlier this year. Back in August, some viewers cri...

Making Us Jump Through Hoops To Get Cheaper Broadband, Mobile & TV Has Gone On Long Enough

Richard Neudegg | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Neudegg

Why, in the digital age, are we still having to cancel via telephone and why are we, as customers, being made to do all the legwork? How is it fair that providers are given the opportunity to make us jump through hoops if we want to exercise our right to leave, especially if we're really unhappy with their service?

Ofcom To Investigate 'Corrie' Kunta Kinte Scene

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom have announced that they are investigating a ‘Coronation Street’ scene which aired last month, following complaints from over 450 viewers. ...

'Emmerdale' Could Face Ofcom Investigation After Hemiplegia Joke

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Emmerdale’ is the latest TV show that could be facing a probe from Ofcom, following a jokey remark about Hemiplegia, a form of paralysis, made by...

Ofcom Reach Decision Over 'BB' Choking Scene

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom have made their decision over a scene in this year’s ‘Big Brother’, which saw Laura Carter choking Marco Pierre White Jr with his belt dur...

Ofcom Rap 'Jeremy Kyle Show' Over Sexually Explicit Easter Episode

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom has rapped ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’, after an investigation found the ITV daytime show breached broadcasting rules regarding offensive languag...

Kelvin MacKenzie's Appeal For Complaints About Fatima Manji Didn't Go As He Planned

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

Ofcom has dismissed a small number of complaints that claimed it was “inappropriate” for journalist Channel 4 Fatima Manji to front coverage of th...

'Heartless Hotline' Radio Competition Was So Cruel You Won't Believe It's Real

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK

A radio competition that encouraged callers to ‘steal’ money from people in desperate need has been called “disgusting” after a mother who nee...

'Love Island' Sex Scene Sparks Ofcom Investigation

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom have announced that they are launching an investigation, following a sex scene on ITV2’s ‘Love Island’. The most recent series of the real...

Ofcom To Investigate 'Loose Women' Over Harvey Price's C-Bomb

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

'Loose Women' is being investigated by Ofcom, after Katie Price's son Harvey dropped the C-bomb live on air last month. The 13-year-old appeared alon...

Ofcom Complaints Pour In Following Raunchy 'BB' Scenes

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Big Brother’ has been the subject of 252 complaints to Ofcom, following the weekend’s x-rated episodes. While the broadcasting watchdog hasn...

'Countdown' Gets A Telling Off From Ofcom

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Countdown’ has been given a dressing down by Ofcom, and perhaps surprisingly, it’s got nothing to do with all those rude words that keep croppi...