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Local TV Must Have News at Its Heart

Mark Browning | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Browning

For local TV it will be crucial to deliver quality news programming, but it needs to be innovative and distinctive so it complements the other TV news that people already watch.

Phones 4U Announce Launch Of Mobile Network 'Life Mobile'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech

Mobile phone retailer Phones 4u has announced it will launch its own network. LIFE Mobile will launch by the end of 2013, and offer 4G services to ...

'X Factor' Rapped By Ofcom Over Hotel Scenes

PA | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

'The X Factor' has fallen foul of TV watchdog Ofcom after it breached the broadcasting code by giving "undue prominence" to the hotel where the show's...

Jack Whitehall Under Pressure To Step Down From Television Awards

The Independent | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Comedian Jack Whitehall is under pressure to stand down as presenter of a prize at the National Television Awards following complaints about his perfo...

UK 4G Bidders List Includes Some Surprising Names...

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Tech

Seven companies will bid for 4G mobile broadband spectrum in the UK, Ofcom has announced. Blocks of 800MHz and higher-frequency 2.6GHz spectrum wil...

Too 'Saucy' For TV?

PA | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

An instalment of 'The X Factor' which featured a Britney Spears impersonator performing a "saucy" routine in a body stocking before the watershed did ...

I'M A CELEB: Ofcom Investigate 'Heartbreaking' Stunt

PA | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

TV watchdog Ofcom has launched an investigation into 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' after the ITV1 show involved the young daughter of 'EastE...

Pressing Issues

Judi Sutherland | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics
Judi Sutherland

So, the Leveson Report is out, and very helpfully, is available online, free. I've read the fifty page , and that is probably enough for me.

Debunking The Five Biggest Media Myths About The Leveson Report

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

There are plenty of legitimate arguments to be made against the judge's recommendations but can we please get our facts straight? And drop all the references to "positively Orwellian" measures and "Mugabe's Zimbabwe"? Ahead of this afternoon's debate in the Commons on press regulation, here's my modest attempt to debunk the five biggest media myths about the Leveson report.

Who has Ruined More Lives, the Press or the Government?

Mikey Smith | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Politics
Mikey Smith

This week I've found myself at odds with a number of friends and colleagues on the subject of press regulation, with the majority of my lefty acquaintances being in favour of Lord Justice Leveson's plan for an "independent regulator" underpinned by statute.

Leveson: Chewed, Swallowed, Digested

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

The Leveson report into press ethics was released on Thursday - in four volumes - weighing 10 kilos, and covering some 2,000 pages. The Huffington...

'Distressing And Insulting' Advert Banned

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

An advert showing a surgeon performing a brain operation while organising a holiday online has been banned after complaints it was offensive, distress...

Naked Playboy Models Shown Before Watershed Cost Channel £40,000

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

A digital TV channel has been slapped with a £40,000 fine after screening a back-to-back series of racy shows featuring nude Playboy models before th...

Ofcom To Expand UK Mobile Spectrum Ahead Of 5G?

Pocket-lint | Pocket-lint | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Tech

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'Gulp': Sally Bercow Set To Be Sued By Lord McAlpine

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

Lord McAlpine is set to take legal action against Sally Bercow, Twitter users who named him and ITV's This Morning for libel, according to his lawyer....

4G To Be Fully Rolled Out By May 2013, Ofcom Announces

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Tech

The timeline for the largest ever sale of mobile phone spectrum in the UK has been released. 4G LTE is up to seven times faster than 3G, enabling d...

ITV Attacked Over Lunchtime 'TOWIE'

PA | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

ITV has been criticised for airing an episode of 'The Only Way Is Essex' when children would have been watching. Characters discussed getting drunk...

Match of the Day Vs Media Plurality

Henry Cooke | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Sport
Henry Cooke

It feels disrespectful to criticise an institution, but when you consider Alan Shearer's mumblings are publically funded, it's worthwhile questioning the established order. Why is Match of the Day allowed to consistently underperform?

EE To Launch UK's First 4G Network On October 30

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech

The UK's first 4G network will launch on 30 October, it has been announced. EE, formerly Everything Everywhere, will officially offer its new servi...

UK 4G: Networks Agree To Faster LTE Rollout

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Tech

The UK's top mobile operators have agreed to launch faster mobile services by Spring 2013. After a meeting with Ofcom and Culture Secretary Maria M...

Networks Could Drop Ofcom Appeal For Early 4G Auction

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Tech

The UK's top mobile operators will meet with ministers in an attempt to avoid a potentially costly appeal after Everything Everywhere (EE) was allowed...

The Rise of the 'ROBO' Shopper

Steve Rothwell | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Tech
Steve Rothwell

There's a new breed of consumer on today's high streets that indicates a sea change in the shopping behaviour. UK consumers are evolving into a nation of 'ROBO' (research offline, buy online) shoppers according to Ofcom's latest Communications Market report.

Ofcom Launch Investigation Into Shocking 'X Factor' Routines

PA | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

TV watchdog Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether X Factor shows which aired auditions by a Britney Spears impersonator and a woman who san...

Sky Hangs On To Broadcasting Licence

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Former Sky chairman James Murdoch was spared no criticism over his handling of the phone hacking scandal as Ofcom ruled the company could keep their b...

Julian Assange Has Privacy Complaint Shot Down By Ofcom

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

A complaint by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that a television show infringed his privacy by showing footage of him dancing in a nightclub has not ...