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Broadcasters must look beyond London and reach the whole UK

Ofcom is calling on the whole TV and radio industry to broaden the geographic and social make-up of its workforce.

Ofcom appoints six new Content Board members

Ofcom has appointed six new members to its Content Board.


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Broadcasters must look beyond London and reach the whole UK

  • News article

25 November 2020

Ofcom is calling on the whole TV and radio industry to broaden the geographic and social make-up of its workforce.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/broadcasters-must-look-beyond-london

Ofcom appoints six new Content Board members

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24 November 2020

Ofcom has appointed six new members to its Content Board.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/six-new-content-board-members

Further support for phone and broadband customers during the pandemic

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19 November 2020

If you’re struggling to pay your phone or broadband bill during the pandemic, you should speak to your provider as soon as possible to see how they can help.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/support-for-customers-during-pandemic

Small Screen: Big Debate – competition winners announced

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06 November 2020

We’re delighted to announce the winners of the Ofcom and Financial Times Small Screen: Big Debate competition.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ssbd-competition-winners

Mobile firms to be banned from selling ‘locked’ handsets

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27 October 2020

Mobile phone companies will be banned from selling ‘locked’ handsets, under a range of new rules from Ofcom that will make switching even simpler.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/mobile-firms-banned-from-selling-locked-handsets

A guide to the regulation of video-sharing platforms

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21 October 2020

We have today published a guide to the new regulations for video-sharing platforms (VSPs) that are based in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/a-guide-to-the-regulation-of-video-sharing-platforms

Small Screen: Big Debate virtual conference – videos now available

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12 October 2020

Videos of the sessions from Ofcom’s Small Screen: Big Debate virtual conference, are now available to view on-demand.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/small-screen-big-debate-2020-videos

Fall in scam calls following Ofcom action

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08 October 2020

Scam calls using a particular set of phone numbers have reduced dramatically, after Ofcom introduced new rules a year ago.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/fall-in-scam-calls-following-ofcom-action

UK talks for longer during lockdown

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08 October 2020

Time spent on mobile calls surged dramatically this year, as people turned to their phones to keep in touch with loved ones and work from home.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/uk-talks-for-longer-during-lockdown

Small Screen: Big Debate 2020

  • News article

05 October 2020

Today we begin our Small Screen: Big Debate virtual conference, discussing the role of public service broadcasting (PSB) in a changing media landscape.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/small-screen-big-debate-2020

New spectrum licences set to spur UK innovation

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01 October 2020

People in the UK can look forward to new wireless technologies in the future thanks to changes made today by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/spectrum-licences-spur-uk-innovation

How an old TV was responsible for villagers’ broadband woes

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22 September 2020

The mystery of a rural village’s faltering broadband has been solved, thanks to engineers who tracked the problem to an unlikely source – one resident’s old TV set.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/old-tv-responsible-for-broadband-woes

Essex radar tower granted listed status

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21 September 2020

The Chain Home radar tower in Essex has been granted listed status by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/essex-radar-tower-granted-listed-status

Ofcom director recognised with ‘5G champion’ award

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16 September 2020

Philip Marnick, Ofcom’s spectrum group director, has been recognised for his contributions to developments in 5G technology with an award given as part of 5G Week.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/5g-champion-award

Latest telecoms and pay-TV complaints revealed

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04 September 2020

Ofcom has today published the latest league tables on the complaints we’ve received about the UK’s major home phone, broadband, mobile and pay-TV firms.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/telecoms-and-pay-tv-complaints

Diversity: Ofcom prioritises actions over words

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03 September 2020

Vikki Cook, Ofcom’s director, content and media policy, outlines what we are doing to improve minority ethnic representation in television.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/actions-over-words

Best and worst phone and broadband customer service revealed

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21 August 2020

Research published by Ofcom today highlights which phone and broadband companies are providing their customers with the best service.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/customer-service-revealed

The biggest Ofcom project you’ve probably never heard of

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20 August 2020

This week Ofcom finished work on one of the biggest projects we’ve ever been involved with: the 700 MHz clearance programme.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/completion-of-the-700-mhz-clearance-programme

How Ofcom dealt with mobile phone interference during lockdown

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19 August 2020

During lockdown most of us have spent more time than ever working and learning from home. This means we’ve never been more reliant on the telecoms services that help to keep us connected.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/dealing-with-mobile-interference-during-lockdown

Fewer people getting news from social media

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13 August 2020

Fewer people say they are getting their news from social media than a year ago, according to Ofcom’s annual news consumption report.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/news-from-social-media