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Ofcom works fast to keep hospitals connected

Ofcom’s Spectrum licensing and technical assignment teams recently worked at lightning speed to turn around a radio licence request for two UK hospitals as they fought to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus (Covid-19).

News and sermon about Covid-19 on Loveworld breaks broadcasting rules

Ofcom has today imposed a sanction on Loveworld Limited, which broadcasts the religious television channel Loveworld, after a news programme and a live sermon included potentially harmful claims about Covid-19.


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Ofcom works fast to keep hospitals connected

  • News article

21 May 2020

Ofcom’s Spectrum licensing and technical assignment teams recently worked at lightning speed to turn around a radio licence request for two UK hospitals as they fought to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus (Covid-19).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/keep-hospitals-connected

News and sermon about Covid-19 on Loveworld breaks broadcasting rules

  • News article

18 May 2020

Ofcom has today imposed a sanction on Loveworld Limited, which broadcasts the religious television channel Loveworld, after a news programme and a live sermon included potentially harmful claims about Covid-19.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/loveworld-breaks-broadcasting-rules-covid-19

Broadband networks stand firm during pandemic

  • News article

13 May 2020

Average UK broadband speeds largely held up during the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown despite rising demand from home working, online lessons and TV streaming.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/broadband-networks-stand-firm-during-pandemic

Ofcom research shows children trust their parents on coronavirus information

  • News article

12 May 2020

We have today published research on how children are receiving and acting on news and information during the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/children-trust-their-parents-on-coronavirus-information

Ofcom fines former broadcasters of Peace TV Urdu and Peace TV

  • News article

05 May 2020

Ofcom has today fined the former licence holders of Peace TV Urdu £200,000 and Peace TV £100,000 for breaking our broadcasting rules.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/former-broadcasters-of-peace-tv-urdu-peace-tv-fined

People receiving fewer nuisance calls, but more work to do

  • News article

04 May 2020

Home phone and mobile customers are receiving fewer nuisance calls than they were three years ago, according to latest research from Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/fewer-nuisance-calls-but-more-work-to-do

Ofcom publishes plan of work for 2020/2021

  • News article

30 April 2020

We have today published Ofcom’s plan of work for 2020/21, which sets out our priorities and work for the new financial year.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/plan-of-work-2020-21

Reappointment of Mairi Kidd to MG ALBA board

  • News article

30 April 2020

Ofcom has today announced the reappointment of Mairi Kidd to the board of MG ALBA.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/mairi-kidd-mg-alba-board-reappointment

Getting post and parcels during the coronavirus

  • News article

29 April 2020

During the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, more people are working and learning from home, and businesses are needing to change the way they operate.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/getting-post-and-parcels-during-coronavirus

Ofcom decisions on recent programmes featuring David Icke and Eamonn Holmes

  • News article

20 April 2020

Ofcom has today imposed a sanction on ESTV after an interview with David Icke on its local television channel London Live included potentially harmful content about the Coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/david-icke-and-eamonn-holmes-decision

Clearing up the myths around 5G and the coronavirus

  • News article

17 April 2020

There is a conspiracy theory that claims 5G is connected to the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). This is wrong. There is no scientific basis or credible evidence for these claims.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/clearing-up-myths-5g-and-coronavirus

Advice for consumers: coronavirus scam calls and texts

  • News article

09 April 2020

We have received reports of scam calls and texts relating to the coronavirus, or Covid-19.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/coronavirus-scam-calls-and-texts

Ofcom spectrum planner knocks out another winner at legendary sports venue

  • News article

09 April 2020

Every year, hundreds of sporting events take place across the UK and Ofcom engineers play an important part in helping this to happen.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/spectrum-planner-at-sports-venue

Half of UK adults exposed to false claims about coronavirus

  • News article

09 April 2020

Almost half of UK online adults came across false or misleading information about the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the last week, Ofcom research has found.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/half-of-uk-adults-exposed-to-false-claims-about-coronavirus

Ofcom update on 5G vandalism

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07 April 2020

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.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-update-on-5g-vandalism

Ofcom sets out licensing plans for small-scale DAB radio

  • News article

07 April 2020

Local radio listeners will be able to tune into new digital stations following measures announced by Ofcom today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/licensing-plans-for-small-scale-dab-radio

Audience expectations in a digital world – and what they mean for Ofcom

  • News article

03 April 2020

Tony Close, Ofcom's Director of Content Standards, comments on the findings of our research into audiences’ expectations in a digital world – and how they help to inform our work.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/audience-expectations-in-a-digital-world

Changing attitudes of viewers and listeners revealed

  • News article

03 April 2020

TV and radio viewers and listeners feel programmes that are unsuitable for children, or which contain hateful or discriminatory content, should be Ofcom’s priorities for broadcast standards.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/changing-attitudes-of-viewers-and-listeners-revealed

Radio station sanctioned for misleading coronavirus interview

  • News article

02 April 2020

Ofcom has taken action against a community radio station after it broadcast a discussion that contained potentially harmful views on the coronavirus (Covid-19).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/radio-station-sanctioned-for-misleading-coronavirus-interview

How broadband and mobile firms are serving customers during the coronavirus pandemic

  • News article

01 April 2020

Home phone, broadband and mobile services are playing a vital role as we all adapt the way we live and work in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/broadband-and-mobile-firms-commit-helping-customers-during-coronavirus