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C'mon, UK networks! Poor sods have 'paid' for their contract phones a few times over... Tell 'em about good deals

You have a year – Ofcom Bad luck, ISPs and networks – Brit comms regulator Ofcom has made good on its threat to make firms inform punters about better broadband, mobile, pay TV and home phone deals before their contracts expire.…
Tags: UK, Software, Ofcom

UK Home Office: If we want Ofcom to break the law, that should be perfectly legal

Department to appeal High Court ruling over ministerial powers UK Home Office ministers are to appeal against a High Court judgment, handed down a few weeks ago, that prevents them from ordering regulators like Ofcom to stop carrying out their statutory duties.…
Tags: High Court, Software, Ofcom, UK Home Office

Margot James confirms Digital Radio review to begin

A new review of digital radio has been announced by Margot James, MP, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The minister has confirmed the Government’s support for the radio sector and announced that the DCMS will collaborate with radio broadcasters and the supply chain on a review and programme of work to ‘ensure a healthy and vibrant digital future for UK radio’. She also confirmed that the Order setting out the new licence str...
Tags: UK, Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Parliament, Digital Radio, James, Alerts, Margot, Radio Academy, Radio Festival, RadioToday Programme, Ford Ennals CEO Digital Radio UK, Department for Digital Culture Media

UK media regulator to investigate China's state broadcaster

UK media regulator Ofcom has opened an investigation into whether China's state broadcaster broke its rules by airing the confession of a British citizen.
Tags: UK, China, Cnn, Ofcom

Brit broadband download speeds are still below the global average, hoots Ofcom

Um, are we supposed to feel proud about this? Wow. Pat yourself on the back, Blighty. The average download speed for fixed-line broadband in the UK almost surpassed the global average of 57.9Mbps, comms regulator Ofcom revealed today.…
Tags: UK, Software, Ofcom, Pat

Brit broadband speeds are still below the global average! hoots Ofcom

Um, are we supposed to feel proud about this? Wow. Pat yourself on the back, Blighty. The average download speed UK punters receive has surpassed the distinctly average 50Mbps, comms regulator Ofcom said today.…
Tags: UK, Software, Ofcom, Pat

Ofcom investigating CGTN for allegedly airing forced confession

International arm of China’s state-run CCTV allegedly aired confession forced from BritonThe UK broadcasting regulator has launched a formal investigation into an allegation that China Global Television Network (CGTN), the international news channel of China Central Television (CCTV), aired a confession forced from a British private investigator while imprisoned in China.Ofcom said it would investigate whether CGTN, which was launched as CCTV’s new international brand in 2016, had broken the UK ...
Tags: UK, Television, Media, China, UK News, World news, Regulators, Bbc, Asia Pacific, Television & radio, Television industry, Itv, Ofcom, Cctv, The news on TV, China Central Television CCTV

UK investigates China state TV over forced confession claim

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s communications regulator says it’s investigating China’s state TV channel over a complaint about fairness and privacy. Ofcom said in a statement Wednesday it is looking into China Central Television, or CCTV. The investigation follows British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey’s complaint against CCTV and its international division, China Global Television, for airing […]
Tags: Business, UK, London, News, China, Ap, Britain, Nation, Ofcom, Cctv, China Central Television, Peter Humphrey, China Global Television

Local DAB multiplexes to be advertised in Cumbria

Cumbria is to get two new DAB digital radio multiplexes in the near future. Ofcom has announced that it plans to advertise two new muxes, one for the Morecambe Bay area, and one designed to cover North and West Cumbria and Southwest Scotland. These are full-scale multiplexes, and will be the first time the county of Cumbria has been given such a service. No timescales or coverage areas have been announced as yet. RadioToday’s take Whilst official adverts have yet to appear, RadioToday anticip...
Tags: Top, Scotland, Radio, Ofcom, Tsa, Digital Radio, South, Cumbria, Cfm, Barrow, Furness, Bauer, Lancaster, Lockerbie, GRETNA, Morecambe Bay

Frequency swap for Panjab Radio and Love Sport approved

Ofcom has approved a Format change for Panjab Radio and Love Sport to swap frequencies in London, after a consultation. The move will give Panjab Radio more coverage across Greater London on 558AM, whilst reducing Love Sport’s output to the North of the capital via 1584AM. Surjit Singh Ghuman MBE, Managing Director Panjab Radio told RadioToday: “The addition of Panjab Radio on 558AM in Greater London will further extend our reach into completely new areas for our target audience. This also d...
Tags: London, Top, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Cma, Greater London, Alerts, West London, Panjabi, Panjab Radio, Surjit Singh Ghuman, Sunrise Radio, Community Media Association, Spectrum Radio, Love Sport Radio

Jeremy Hunt: Russian TV station a 'weapon of disinformation'

Foreign secretary’s press freedom day speech ramps up British assault on RT Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt will on Thursday declare the Russian government-owned TV station RT to be a “weapon of disinformation” in a speech to mark World Press Freedom Day.The comments, to an audience in Ethiopia, mark an escalation of a British ministerial assault on the standards of the Russian broadcaster, originally known as Russia Today, which had faced repeated investigations into its output by the media regul...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Television, Media, Russia, UK News, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Ofcom, Press freedom, Ethiopia, Jeremy Hunt

TalkTalk service at bottom of Ofcom poll for third year running

It's the third year in a row that the broadband provider has come bottom of Ofcom's customer survey.
Tags: UK, News, Ofcom

Ofcom: TalkTalk and Tesco Mobile rated worst broadband and mobile providers - iNews

Ofcom: TalkTalk and Tesco Mobile rated worst broadband and mobile providers   iNews Giffgaff and Tesco Mobile are the mobile *service* customers are most likely to recommend to a friend, according to Ofcom; However, Tesco Mobile also had the ...
Tags: Shopping, Ofcom, Talktalk, Tesco Mobile

Ofcom Shame TalkTalk and Tesco for Broadband and Mobile Quality -

Ofcom Shame TalkTalk and Tesco for Broadband and Mobile Quality Ofcom has today published their 2019 survey of UK *service* quality, call waiting times, complaints and install times among the largest broadband ISPs and.
Tags: UK, Shopping, Tesco, Ofcom

Andrew Neil claims in Alex Salmond interview 'breached Ofcom rules'

Political presenter Andrew Neil had challenged former SNP leader Alex Salmond over literacy standards in schools.
Tags: UK, News, Ofcom, SNP, Alex Salmond, Andrew Neil

Amanda Holden and Ashley Roberts to join Jamie Theakston for Heart UK Breakfast

Heart’s new national breakfast show will be presented by Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden when it starts on June 3rd between 6.30 and 10am. Also joining Jamie & Amanda is singer and TV personality Ashley Roberts, who will join the Heart Breakfast team as the resident showbiz expert. RadioToday understands current presenters of Heart’s local breakfast shows across England, Scotland and Wales were told the news on Sunday. Amanda said: “I’ve spent years in the car listening to Heart while trave...
Tags: UK, Top, Wales, Global, Industry, Dave, Radio, Ofcom, Heart, National, Edinburgh, Ed, Wiltshire, Jack, Ashley Tabor, Amanda Holden

UK High Court confirms the way GSM gateways were banned was illegal

Ministers can't tell Ofcom to ignore the law after all UK comms regulator Ofcom can't be ordered to ignore its legal duties, the High Court has ruled, paving the way for GSM gateway operators to claim compensation after Home Office ministers and mandarins destroyed their businesses.…
Tags: UK, High Court, Software, Ofcom, Home Office, UK High Court

High Court confirms the way UK banned GSM gateways was illegal

Ministers can't tell Ofcom to ignore the law after all UK comms regulator Ofcom can't be ordered to ignore its legal duties, the High Court has ruled, paving the way for GSM gateway operators to claim compensation after Home Office ministers and mandarins destroyed their businesses.…
Tags: UK, High Court, Software, Ofcom, Home Office

UK comms watchdog mulls 5G tweaks: Operators want moooooar power

Oh and remove the guard bands, would you Ofcom? Ofcom is amenable to technical tweaks that mobile operators have requested to 5G rules, launching a consultation yesterday.…
Tags: UK, Software, Ofcom

35 more Community Radio applications received

Ofcom has received 35 more applications for community radio licences in various parts of the UK. Applications have been submitted for new stations from Devon to Dunfermline, with 26 for England, five in Wales, three for Scotland and one in Northern Ireland. Some areas have more than one proposed service – two in Scarborough – two in Lutterworth – two in Prestatyn – and five in South East London. There is a mixture of proposed services, with most of them offering a local community service base...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Wales, Scotland, Radio, Ofcom, Northern Ireland, Devon, Edinburgh, Scarborough, Leicestershire, Chesterfield, Gloucestershire, Alfred, South East London

Ofcom advertises DAB multiplex for the Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are to gain their first commercial DAB multiplex shortly as Ofcom starts the process of awarding a licence. Ofcom has invited applications to provide the service, with a closing date of July 17th 2019. The regulator says it hopes to award the licence as soon as practicable thereafter, as early as October 2019. The frequency being cleared for this licence is a standard VHF DAB channel known internationally as ‘Frequency Block 12A (centre frequency of 223.936 MHz)’. Should c...
Tags: Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Channel Islands, Digital Radio, Guernsey, Isles, BBC Radio, Gregory Watson, Tindle, Radios, MuxCo, BBC Radio Jersey, The South of England, Island Fm

UK-based TV station fined for anti-Ahmadi Muslim hate speech

Guest on Urdu-language Channel 44 show made serious allegations, says OfcomA UK-based TV station has been fined £75,000 by Ofcom after broadcasting hate speech about the Ahmadi community, amid growing fears that the religious group is facing persecution.Channel 44, an Urdu-language current affairs satellite channel, broadcast two episodes of a discussion programme featuring a guest who “made repeated, serious and unsubstantiated allegations about members of the Ahmadiyya community”, the broadcas...
Tags: UK, Media, Religion, UK News, World news, South and Central Asia, Television industry, Ofcom, Pakistan, Islam, Urdu, Ahmadiyya, Ahmadi, Ahmadi Muslim

Bailrigg FM to lose broadcast licence in Lancaster

Lancaster student radio station Bailrigg FM is to convert to online-only after broadcasting on FM for over 20 years. Bailrigg FM was the first student stations to get a full-time FM licence to cover its campus, which is a self-contained site just south of Lancaster city centre. The station has confirmed it is losing funding and support from the Lancaster Students Union to continue paying for the broadcasts and will cease transmissions on 87.7FM before August. “Our management has tried to comp...
Tags: Radio, Ofcom, Union, Lancaster, Student Radio, The North of England, Bailrigg Fm, Lancaster Students Union

Nation requests Radio Ceredigion to continue in Format u-turn

Nation Broadcasting is asking Ofcom to effectively reverse the decision it made allowing Radio Ceredigion to become a relay of Nation Radio. Nation re-applied for the Ceredigion licence proposing to scrap all local content and share programmes with the South Wales regional station Nation Radio instead. But since the licence award was made, Nation has decided that it would instead prefer to continue broadcasting a service more closely aligned with the existing Radio Ceredigion service when the...
Tags: Top, Wales, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Tsa, South Wales, Alerts, Ceredigion, Nation Broadcasting, Radio Ceredigion, Nation Radio Nation, Carmarthenshire Pembrokeshire Swansea, May Radio Ceredigion, Nation Broadcasting Limited

How to stop robocalls spamming your phone

No matter what your politics, beliefs, or even your sports team, we can all agree on one thing: robocalls are the scourge of modern times. These unsolicited auto-dialed spam calls bug you dozens of times a week — sometimes more — demanding you “pay the IRS” or pretend to be “Apple technical support.” Even the now-infamous Chinese embassy scam, recently warned about by the FBI, has gained notoriety. These robocallers spoof their phone number to peddle scams and tricks — but the calls are real. So...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Security, Startups, Verizon, Europe, Fcc, Privacy, Samsung, Telemarketing, Smartphones, Fbi, United States, Comcast, Ofcom

Local radio returns to Southport as Mighty Radio launches

Mighty Radio has returned on a full-time basis in Southport after years of operating online and via restricted services. The station started at 8am on April 1st, using a five-year community radio licence from Ofcom. The team has been building a studio and office facilities in the centre of the town and has its aerial located on top of a local church. Station Manager Paul Tasker told RadioToday: “It’s been a great challenge and hard work building a studio and meeting all the OFCOM rules and re...
Tags: Radio, Ofcom, Southport, Community Radio, Paul Tasker, Rob Charles, Mighty Radio, Baz Todd, Cassie James Paul Tasker David Quinn

David Jones appointed first Ofcom Board Member for Wales

David Jones has been appointed as the first Ofcom Board Member for Wales following consultation with the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He is currently a non-executive director of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, and Chair of the Information Governance Committee. David is also non-executive director of the Welsh Revenue Authority, the body responsible for collecting and managing Welsh taxes on behalf of the Welsh Government and is a member of ...
Tags: UK, Wales, Industry, David, Radio, Ofcom, David Jones, Welsh Government, Elis Thomas, Lee Waters, Sharon White Ofcom, Ofcom Board, Welsh Revenue Authority, Terry Burns Ofcom Chairman, Culture Sport and Tourism, AM Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport

Funky SX found in breach after complaints

Ofcom has found Southend-on-Sea community station Funky SX in breach of its licence for not retaining recordings of its output as required. This was discovered after Ofcom requested recordings following two separate complaints about the broadcast of offensive language broadcast on 16 January 2019, at a time when children were likely to be listening. The station responded that it was not able to provide the requested recordings and apologised for the error, confirming that Funky SX had recent...
Tags: Radio, Ofcom, Southend, On Air, Community Radio, Funky Sx

U.K. proposes tough laws on big tech and Reebok denies Beyoncé diversity row: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today The crackdown on big tech by governments across the world continues. Today, the U.K. government is announcing it wants to impose some of the toughest regulations in the world on tech firms. It's proposing legislation to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Japan, Zach Braff, Beyonce, Pinterest, Advertising, Adidas, Bloomberg, Netflix, Ofcom, New York Times, Cigna, New Zealand

Jon Snow: Ofcom investigates 'white people' remark at Brexit rally

Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow drew criticism for comments he made about crowds at a Brexit protest.
Tags: UK, News, Ofcom, Jon Snow, Brexit