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Ofcom appoints new Chairman of MG ALBA

Ofcom has today announced the appointment of Allan MacDonald as the new Chairman of MG ALBA, the body responsible for ensuring that high quality television programmes in Gaelic are made available to people in Scotland.

Charles Gurassa re-appointed as Channel 4 Chair

Ofcom today announced that Charles Gurassa has been re-appointed as the Chair of Channel 4 for a further three years.


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Ofcom appoints new Chairman of MG ALBA

  • Media release

13 November 2018

Ofcom has today announced the appointment of Allan MacDonald as the new Chairman of MG ALBA, the body responsible for ensuring that high quality television programmes in Gaelic are made available to people in Scotland.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/ofcom-appoints-new-chairman-of-mg-alba

Charles Gurassa re-appointed as Channel 4 Chair

  • Media release

08 November 2018

Ofcom today announced that Charles Gurassa has been re-appointed as the Chair of Channel 4 for a further three years.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/charles-gurassa-channel-4-chair

Latest telecoms and pay-TV complaints revealed

  • Media release

08 November 2018

Ofcom has today published the latest league tables on the complaints it receives about the UK’s major providers of telecoms and pay-TV services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/telecoms-pay-tv-complaints-q2-2018

Ofcom submits interactive report to Welsh Language Commissioner

  • Media release

06 November 2018

Ofcom has today (Tuesday 6 November) submitted its first annual report on compliance with the statutory Welsh Language Standards to the Welsh Language Commissioner.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/interactive-report-welsh-language-commissioner

Supporting fibre investment: unrestricted duct and pole access, and the BCMR

  • Media release

02 November 2018

Companies laying high-speed fibre cables used by large businesses, mobile operators and broadband providers will have greater access to Openreach’s ducts and poles, under proposals set out today by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/fibre-investment-bcmr

Ofcom reports on performance of the BBC

  • Media release

25 October 2018

The BBC is generally delivering its remit for audiences, but it must go further in areas such as transparency, taking creative risks and attracting young people – Ofcom’s annual report on the corporation has found.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/ofcom-reports-performance-bbc

New rules to combat high call costs and scams

  • Media release

01 October 2018

Phone users will be protected from high charges for calling ‘070’ numbers – which are often mistaken for mobiles, but cost much more to call.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/070-rules-combat-call-scams

Podcast listening booms in the UK

  • Media release

28 September 2018

Podcasts are booming in the UK, with nearly 6 million adults now tuning in each week, Ofcom has found ahead of International Podcast Day on Sunday.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/uk-podcast-listening-booms

TV broadcasters must maintain momentum on diversity

  • Media release

27 September 2018

UK television broadcasters are collecting more data on the make-up of their workforces than ever before, Ofcom has found, marking a step forward in understanding and addressing under-representation across the TV industry.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/tv-broadcasters-momentum-diversity

Clear and fair handset charges for mobile users

  • Media release

26 September 2018

Ofcom has today set out proposals to ensure fairer, more transparent prices for mobile customers who pay for handsets and airtime within the same contract.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/clear-fair-mobile-handset-charges

Ofcom welcomes two new board members

  • Media release

24 September 2018

Ofcom has welcomed two new members to its board, after the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed the appointment of Maggie Carver and Dr Angela Dean.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/two-board-members-appointed

Ofcom appoints Mansoor Hanif as Chief Technology Officer

  • Media release

12 September 2018

Ofcom has today announced that Mansoor Hanif has been appointed as its new Chief Technology Officer.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/mansoor-hanif-chief-technology-officer

Royal Mail fined £50m for breaking competition law

  • Media release
  • News article

14 August 2018

Ofcom has fined Royal Mail £50,000,000 for a serious breach of competition law, after the company abused its dominant position by discriminating against its only major competitor delivering letters.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/royal-mail-whistl-competition-law

Royal Mail fined £50m for breaking competition law

  • Media release
  • News article

14 August 2018

Ofcom has fined Royal Mail £50,000,000 for a serious breach of competition law, after the company abused its dominant position by discriminating against its only major competitor delivering letters.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/royal-mail-whistl-competition-law

Ofcom appoints Dr Luisa Affuso as new Chief Economist

  • Media release

02 August 2018

Ofcom has today announced that Dr Luisa Affuso has been appointed as its new Chief Economist.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/dr-luisa-affuso-chief-economist

A decade of digital dependency

  • Media release

02 August 2018

Most people in the UK are dependent on their digital devices, and need a constant connection to the internet, following a decade of digital transformation revealed by Ofcom today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/decade-of-digital-dependency

Statement regarding BT’s regulatory accounts for 2017/18

  • Media release

01 August 2018

BT’s regulatory financial statements, published earlier this week, indicate that in the last financial year the company made returns around 7% (the same as in 2016/17) above its ‘cost of capital’ – the cost of financing a business or investment.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/statement-bt-regulatory-accounts

New alerts to help you shop around

  • Media release

31 July 2018

Ofcom is today proposing new rules that would require providers to alert customers when they are nearly at the end of their minimum contract period.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/alerts-to-shop-around

Ofcom awards two new community radio licences

  • Media release

25 July 2018

Ofcom has today announced the award of two new community radio licences in England.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/two-community-radio-licence-awards

Supporting further investment in full-fibre broadband

  • Media release

24 July 2018

Ofcom has today outlined a package of proposed measures to support long-term investment in full-fibre networks – helping to bring faster, more reliable broadband to people across the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/investment-full-fibre-broadband