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Ofcom Election Committee’s decision on The Channel 4 News Climate Debate

Ofcom’s Election Committee has considered a complaint from the Conservative Party about The Channel 4 News Climate Debate.

Ofcom statement on Peace TV Urdu

Club TV Limited has surrendered its licence, after its channel Peace TV Urdu repeatedly rebroadcast material that Ofcom had previously found incited murder.


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Ofcom Election Committee’s decision on The Channel 4 News Climate Debate

  • Media release

03 December 2019

Ofcom’s Election Committee has considered a complaint from the Conservative Party about The Channel 4 News Climate Debate.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/election-committee-decision-channel-4-news-climate-debate

Ofcom's Mansoor Hanif to step down

  • Media release

21 November 2019

Ofcom has today announced that Mansoor Hanif has stepped down from his role as Chief Technology Officer.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/mansoor-hanif-to-step-down

Competition Appeal Tribunal rejects Royal Mail appeal against fine for competition law breach

  • Media release

12 November 2019

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed Royal Mail’s appeal against Ofcom’s 2018 decision to fine Royal Mail £50 million for breaching competition law.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/tribunal-rejects-royal-mail-appeal-fine-competition-law-breach

Ofcom appoints Jonathan Oxley as interim Chief Executive

  • Media release

06 November 2019

The Ofcom Board has today announced that Jonathan Oxley will become interim Chief Executive.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/jonathan-oxley-appointed-interim-chief-executive

Releasing airwaves for mobile services next year

  • Media release

28 October 2019

Ofcom has today announced updated proposals to release crucial airwaves to meet growing demand for mobile broadband and support the rollout of 5G.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/releasing-airwaves-for-mobile-services

Ofcom welcomes mobile firms’ agreement to build a ‘shared rural network’

  • Media release

25 October 2019

Read Ofcom’s response to the Government and mobile firms’ announcement of a ‘shared rural network’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/shared-rural-network

BBC risking 'lost generation' as younger audience tunes out

  • Media release

24 October 2019

The BBC may not be sustainable in its current form, if it fails to regain younger audiences who are increasingly tuning out of its services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/bbc-risking-lost-generation

You'll never talk alone: Liverpool stakes claim as Britain's chattiest city

  • Media release

10 October 2019

People in Liverpool spend more time chatting on the mobile than those in other major cities, new research reveals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/liverpool-is-britains-chattiest-city

Ofcom's assessment of BBC Breakfast, BBC One, 17 July 2019

  • Media release

07 October 2019

Ofcom has today published its assessment of BBC Breakfast on BBC1 on 17 July 2019.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/assessment-bbc-breakfast

Fairer prices for broadband customers

  • Media release

25 September 2019

Ofcom has today set out a range of measures to help ensure out-of-contract broadband customers pay fairer prices, and providers offer better protection to vulnerable customers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/fairer-prices-for-broadband-customers

Parcel companies admit breaking competition law through anti-competitive agreement

  • Media release

19 September 2019

Royal Mail and a reseller of its business parcel delivery services – the SaleGroup, which trades as Despatch Bay – have admitted being part of an illegal anti-competitive agreement.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/parcel-companies-admit-breaking-competition-law

Breaking the class ceiling – social make-up of the TV industry revealed

  • Media release

18 September 2019

The UK’s television industry is strongly skewed towards people from privately-educated backgrounds, according to Ofcom research on the sector’s diversity.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/breaking-the-class-ceiling-tv-industry-social-makeup-revealed

London calling: Ofcom to release new '(020) 4' phone numbers

  • Media release

30 August 2019

London will gain 10 million more landline phone numbers later this year, as Ofcom introduces a new ‘(020) 4’ range to keep the capital connected.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/new-020-4-phone-numbers

Reappointment of Iain Stephen Morrison to MG ALBA board

  • Media release

09 August 2019

Ofcom has today announced the reappointment of Iain Stephen Morrison for a second term to the board 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/2019/reappointment-of-iain-stephen-morrison-to-mg-alba-board

Scotland becomes a nation of streamers

  • Media release

07 August 2019

Over half of homes in Scotland now subscribe to TV streaming services, according to a major Ofcom report revealing rapid shifts in our viewing habits.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/scotland-becomes-nation-of-streamers

Wales becomes a nation of streamers

  • Media release

07 August 2019

Almost half of homes in Wales now subscribe to TV streaming services, according to a major Ofcom report revealing rapid shifts in our viewing habits.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/wales-becomes-nation-of-streamers

UK becomes a nation of streamers... but traditional broadcast TV leads the way on UK content

  • Media release

07 August 2019

Around half of all UK homes now subscribe to TV streaming services, according to a major Ofcom report revealing rapid shifts in the nation’s viewing habits.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/uk-becomes-nation-of-streamers

Northern Ireland becomes a nation of streamers

  • Media release

07 August 2019

Around half of homes in Northern Ireland now subscribe to TV streaming services, according to a major Ofcom report revealing rapid shifts in our viewing habits.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/northern-ireland-becomes-nation-of-streamers

Radio industry makes progress on diversity, but much further to go

  • Media release

31 July 2019

People from minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people and women at a senior level remain under-represented in UK radio, according to Ofcom’s second major study of the industry’s diversity.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/radio-industry-diversity

Giffgaff fined £1.4m for overcharging customers

  • Media release

30 July 2019

Ofcom has today fined mobile company Giffgaff £1.4m for overcharging millions of customers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/giffgaff-fined-for-overcharging-customers