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

Karl Davis | Posted 23.02.2015 | 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 15.01.2015 | 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 09.01.2015 | 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 08.01.2015 | 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...

And The Most Complained About TV Show Of 2014 Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

This year’s ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ were the two most complained about TV shows in the UK this year. The reality show r...

Ofcom Busts the Big Broadband Myth

Dave Page | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Page

If your browsing speed online is slow, what can you as a consumer do about it? You can buy yourself a faster broadband package to make it better, right? Wrong! Ofcom has officially debunked that myth...

Nearly 30 Per Cent Of UK Houses Have No Broadband...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

A new report by Ofcom has revealed the alarming statistic that 27 per cent of UK households have no broadband internet connection while 18 per cent ha...

Virgin Media Urge Ofcom To Probe Premier League TV Rights Sale

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport

The broadcast regulator Ofcom has been asked by cable giant Virgin Media to open a formal investigation into the way the Premier League sells its TV r...

Where Next for TV? Racing to Content Everywhere

Adam Poulter | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Poulter

In a market where you can watch television wherever you want, content is the real differentiator. People flock to different channels or platforms because they have the latest episode of the new top series - or their catalogue contains their favourite old programme.

Sky Reporter Who Rifled Through MH17 Victim's Suitcase Has Fresh Headache

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Sky News is being investigated by communications watchdog Ofcom after more than 200 people complained about one of its reporters rifling through a vic...

Tech Is Changing The World. This Is How.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

The devastating impact digital technology is wreaking on the traditional book has been revealed in a new study. The average adult now owns three fe...

A Range of Voices in the Press Is Not Enough, We Need a Range of Pictures, Too

Clare Finney | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Clare Finney

Like many journalists, I revel in the cacophony of voices our papers present - but that is not enough. Humans see as well as listen. To ensure balance - of news, comment or of features - we need a range of photos too.

Why Has Krusty Landed Channel 4 In Hot Water?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

One of 'The Simpsons' best-loved characters, Krusty The Clown, prompted several complaints to Ofcom after an episode that included swearing was aired ...

Changing Values and Internet Versus TV Watershed

Pippa Smith | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Smith

While the watershed does usefully remind us that there is offensive and harmful material on our screens after 9.00pm, with the challenge posed by the internet and on demand TV is the watershed past its sell by date?

Ofcom Has Decided Which Soap Is The Most Violent

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Hollyoaks’ is the most violent soap on television, according to an Ofcom study. The Channel 4 show has overtaken ‘EastEnders’ as the soap...

Ofcom To Probe MP's 'F***wit' Outburst On BBC Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

Ofcom is to probe whether the BBC breached broadcasting standards after a Conservative MP used the word 'fuckwit' during a live TV show. The invest...

Nuisance Calls Are Like Moles, Knock One on the Head and More Appear

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

The most bizarre thing just happened. I sat down to write this blog on nuisance calls, and I received a PPI text message.

Is Football Experiencing a Crisis of Moral Responsibility?

Hamish Mackay | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

Is this really what football has been reduced to? A means of peddling crap we don't need, laundering the reputations of morally questionable companies and encouraging us to gamble away what little money we have left at the end of it all?

Cheltenham's Upcoming Monopoly; In This Digital Age Can We Still Not Resist a Good Old Board Game?

Hannah Brooks | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Brooks

The digital age is upon us, and has been upon for us for quite some time. No longer do we communicate with our mouths as we type down in a tiny messaging box the words that no longer reach our eardrums.

Ministers Refuse To Ban Payday Loan Ads On Kids' TV

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Ministers have declined to back MPs' calls for a ban on payday loan adverts on children's television despite admitting there had been a "concerning" r...