December 19, 2008
Ofcom Fines BBC For Phone In Competitions That Misled Participants
The BBC will pay an enormous fine--some 95,000 pounds--over phone-in competitions in which participants had no chance of winning. Ofcom noted that in these "live" (but actually pre-recorded) competitions, viewers who called in were deliberately excluded from winning prizes. The BBC Trust has already required that the BBC apologize on air for its actions.
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