Ofcom

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...

Feminist Pornographer 'Vindicated' After Ofcom Rules She Can Reinstate Her Fetish Website

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
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A feminist pornographer says she feels "vindicated" after winning an appeal against an order that forced her to take down her sadomasochism fetish web...

Ofcom Rules On Amanda And Alesha's 'BGT' Dress Complaints

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom has cleared 'Britain's Got Talent' over complaints made about Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon's 'revealing' dresses. The TV watchdog has ruled t...

Ofcom Reach Decision Over Katie Price's X-Rated 'Loose Women' Outburst

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom has made its decision over Katie Price’s recent raunchy outburst, which occurred during a frank discussion about sex toys on ‘Loose Women’...

Ofcom Make Statement On Katie's X-Rated 'Loose Women' Chatter

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom have confirmed that they are deciding whether to investigate ‘Loose Women’, following complaints over a comment made by Katie Price during T...

Ofcom To Investigate Chris Evans' Radio 2 Show

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Chris Evans’ Radio 2 show is to be investigated by Ofcom, after an unfortunate incident involving Jeremy Irons earlier this year. Back in March, Jer...

Ant And Dec Attract Fresh, Bizarre Ofcom Complaints

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ant and Dec have once again sparked a series of bizarre Ofcom complaints, thanks to the latest episode of ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’. The Geordie ...

'Big Brother' Awarded One Of TV's Biggest Dishonours

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Big Brother’ has been named the most complained-about TV show since Ofcom was introduced. The reality TV show - which launched on Channel 4 in 20...

You Could Finally Stop Paying For That Landline You Never Use

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech

Paying for a landline connection could soon become a thing of the past under proposals suggested by the culture minister. Ed Vaizey said paying around...

Ofcom Reach Decision Over This Year's Most Outrageous Brit Awards Moment

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom have ruled that they won’t be launching an investigation into model Sadie Pinn’s impromptu - and near-naked - appearance during this year’...

Ofcom Makes Decision On 'The Jump' Complaints

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

'The Jump' will not be penalised by Ofcom, it has been confirmed, despite the investigating body receiving a number of complaints about the show which...