Ofcom Crosses the Rubicon

Yes, Caesar did it on 10 January 49BC – Ofcom on Monday of this week (9 April 2108). The significance of this Ofcom move however was not recognised by commentators or the press at the time. Ofcom’s Rubicon was publishing… Continue

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Old films – new compliance problems

“To edit or not to edit, that is the question” is an issue often faced by standards compliance advisers. But it is rarely a more vexed point than in old films and TV programmes containing language considered acceptable at the… Continue

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Wanted: no sex at 9.03pm

There is another clear example in Ofcom’s latest Bulletin (published 4 December 2017) of why the 9pm watershed is just that – a watershed and not a waterfall. This time is was Sky1 which fell foul of Rule 1.6 (“the… Continue

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