Wednesday, July 30, 2008

BBC fined £400,000 by Ofcom for deceiving viewers and listeners

By Nicole Martin, Digital and Media Correspondent Last Updated: 2:24PM BST 30 Jul 2008

The BBC has been fined a record £400,000 by the broadcasting watchdog for faking competition winners and deceiving viewers on a string of radio and television programmes including Children in Need and Comic Relief.
Auntie's been handed a £400,000 penalty for misleading viewers and listeners in competitions.
Ofcom handed down the largest ever fine on the corporation after viewers and listeners were invited to enter phone-in competitions on eight different radio and television shows which they had no chance of winning.

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