Broadcasting and on demand sanction decisions

Ofcom may impose a sanction if we consider that a broadcaster has seriously, deliberately, repeatedly or recklessly breached one of our requirements. This is a serious matter, so we will always give careful consideration to our decision.

Sanctions may include:

  • a direction not to repeat content;
  • a direction to broadcast a correction or a statement of Ofcom’s findings;
  • financial penalties; and
  • depending on the licence type and type of breach, shortening, suspending or revoking a licence.

Ofcom does not benefit from financial penalties as all sums are passed to the Exchequer.

For further information, see our procedures for handling complaints, investigations and sanctions on TV, radio and video-on-demand services.

Recent sanctions decisions

Decision – Khalsa Television Limited
Published 12 February 2021

Decision – China Global Television Network
Published 4 February 2021

Decision - Loveworld Limited
Published 15 January 2021

Decision - Worldview Media Network Limited
Published 22 December 2020

Decision – Ujima Radio
Published 11 December 2020

Decision – Islam Channel Limited
Published 3 November 2020

Decision – Panjab Radio Ltd
Published 21 September 2020

Decision on further sanction – Loveworld Limited
Published 22 June 2020

Decision on further sanction – ESTV Limited
Published 8 June 2020

Decision – Club TV Limited
Published 5 May 2020

Decision – Lord Production Inc Limited
Published 5 May 2020

Decision – Uckfield Community Radio Limited
Published 6 April 2020

Decision – Baltic Media Alliance Limited
Published 17 February 2020

Decision – Talksport Ltd
Published 17 February 2020

Decision – Big City Radio CIC
Published 17 February 2020

Decision – Greener Technology Limited
Published 15 October 2019

Decision – Autonomous Non-Profit Organisation (ANO) TV Novosti
Published 26 July 2019

Decision – Trace UK World Ltd
Published 10 July 2019

Decision – City News Network (SMC) Pvt Ltd
Published 15 April 2019

Older documents can be found at the National Archives.