Streaming services such as Netflix could be subject to tighter regulation after a row over inaccuracies in The Crown, ministers have suggested. John Whittingdale, the media minister, said that international platforms may be required to obtain a special licence to operate in the UK, to ensure they abide by minimum standards. There […]Read More
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The UK’s broadcasting regulator Ofcom sent out a stark warning this week that the country’s traditional public service broadcasters need a radical shakeup to laws and regulations in order to survive in an online world. On the basis that the existing rules and regulations are outdated and stem from the early […]Read More
Complaints about cursing halve in five years, with viewers more concerned about racism and sexism Swearing on air is no longer offensive to the British public, the television and radio regulator has concluded, after finding that complaints regarding on-air cursing have halved in five years. Ofcom research found widespread agreement […]Read More
Telecoms infrastructure and staff are becoming the victims of the 5G conspiracy theories as Ofcom launches a full investigation into the short-sighted comments of TV Presenter Eamonn Holmes. A swarm of celebrities have been fanning the flames of controversy by effectively endorsing conspiracy theories linking the coronavirus outbreak to the deployment of […]Read More
Almost half of UK online adults came across false or misleading information about coronavirus (Covid-19) in the last week, Ofcom has found. Ofcom is conducting weekly research to help understand how people are receiving and acting on information during the current pandemic. Our first results from week one of the ‘lockdown’ show […]Read More
There have been reports of 5G masts in some areas of the UK being vandalised and of telecoms engineers being harassed by members of the public. This is because some people incorrectly blame 5G for being linked to the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). We would like to emphasise that […]Read More
A study by the regulator Ofcom into viewer expectations in the digital world has found confusion over the rules that apply to online catch-up and subscription services where the platforms have access to programmes previously shown on broadcast TV. Participants expected programmes previously screened by broadcast TV to be covered […]Read More