Ofcom

Type: Organization
Name: Ofcom
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 40 mins ago - 1 reports

UK telecoms regulator issues call for input on Internet of Things

Ofcom has published a call for input, entitled " Promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things ", regarding issues that might affect the development of the emerging Internet of Things ( IoT ) sector in the United Kingdom. Ofcom is the ... [Published JD Supra - 3 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Ofcom opens applications for new local TV channels

UK media regulator Ofcom has invited applications for new local TV channels in seven UK locations – Aberdeen, Ayr, Carlisle, Dundee, Forth Valley, Inverness and Stoke on Trent.The closing date for applications for the Scottish areas of Aberdeen, Ayr, ... [Published Digital TV Europe - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Ofcom, United Kingdom
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

BT consumer biz saves day: Grr, if it weren't for that meddling Ofcom

Boost IT visibility and business valueFormer state-owned telco monopoly BT reported top line declines across the majority of operations for the opening three months of its new financial year with only the consumer biz - fuelled by broadband demand - bucking ... [Published The Register - 7 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Ofcom statement on amending Metering and Billing Direction

Ofcom published a statement confirming revisions to the Metering and Billing Direction. ... [Published Practical Law Company - 5 hours ago]
Entities: Ofcom
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

KMFM owner wins TV licence in Kent

KMFM’s parent company the Kent Messenger Group has won a local TV licence for Maidstone and Tonbridge.Ofcom approved the application, made in partnership with the University of Kent this week, meaning the group dominates newspapers, online news sites, ... [Published Radio Today - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

BBC cashes in on Top Gear popularity with high-speed driving experiences

You too can be a "star in a reasonably priced car" for just £99 as the BBC looks to generate greater profits from the show Top Gear fans are being offered the chance to career around the programme’s test track with the Stig for £99 as the BBC cashes in ... [Published Telegraph - Jul 30 2014]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Take it from an ex-slut: this is PC lunacy

I was a slut too, Prime Minister, and I think you're giving in to PC nonsense Another week of witless moral relativism at its most deluding 8 Comments Rod Liddle 2 August 2014Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, allegedly used the term 'slut' in 2010 ... [Published Spectator - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 4 reports

Regional group makes headlines on TV news

A household name in regional newspapers is going into partnership to add TV to its multi-media portfolio.The KM Group has teamed up with the University of Kent to win a two-horse race for a local television licence serving Maidstone and Tonbridge, Ofcom ... [Published Hold The Front Page - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 4 reports

Gatiss enters Clarkson controversy

Mark Gatiss has questioned whether it is time for Jeremy Clarkson to be sacked by the BBC following his latest gaffe. Mark Gatiss has questioned whether it is time for Jeremy Clarkson to be sacked by the BBC following his latest gaffe. Ofcom ruled that ... [Published Irish Independent - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

"How to protect your children online," Ofcom reports

UK communications regulator Ofcom has published a new report advising the government on safety measures to help safeguard younger web users.The document outlines practices the country’s largest Internet service providers (ISPs) have put in place to help ... [Published ITProPortal.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

BT business customers to be hit by line rental price hike

The average BT business line rental cost is to rise by 5.5 per cent from the start of August.BT business customers are facing a significant increase in the cost of their line rental this week.Set to take effect from Friday (1 August 2014), the move will ... [Published Cable.co.uk - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

Top Gear and Clarkson 'breached rules'

A media watchdog has ruled against the BBC, saying that presenter Jeremy Clarkson "deliberately employed" an offensive word during an episode of Top Gear .The ruling by Ofcom was in response to complaints about Clarkson's use of the word "slope" during ... [Published iafrica.com - Jul 29 2014]

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...technology" but, given the significant commercial benefits expected to flow from development of the IoT, Ofcom is interested to learn whether it "should be more proactive; for example, in identifying and making available key frequency bands, or in helping to drive technical standards"
"He made this video blog for the Channel 4 News website after being deeply affected by what he saw first-hand. The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive and we are extremely proud of the work our reporting teams have done and continue to do in very challenging conditions to cover this conflict."
"I’m never going to hurt the Post Office but it has gone so well that it has blown us away" said Webb, 69, who set up the service in March
...Responding to Leveson's suggestion that Ofcom have some influence over press regulation , the FT pointed out, "Ofcom is charged with regulating television broadcasters that have a legal obligation to impartiality ... [involving them] is a step down the road towards state licensing of a press that, of course, has no obligation to provide balance." They're right, but unless media plurality encompasses photos it's meaningless: we're confined to one usually imbalanced lens

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London to pioneer 5G technology, the city’s may... [Published Venturebeat - Jul 29 2014]
Above: The Tower Bridge of London. Image Credit: vgm8383 / Flickr NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. ...
Local TV is 'vanity over sanity' and must go, s... [Published Media: Greenslade | guardian.co.uk - Jul 28 2014]
Further to my posting on the flaws in the local TV initiative , I note that the former chief executive of the Guardian Media Group's radio division has a similar view to mine. Following London Live's request to Ofcom to reduce the amount of local ...
Seems Like My Work Is Done: As We Shift From 'H... [Published Communities Dominate Brands - Jul 28 2014]
Today my thoughts in a longer blog about how I am seeing the mobile industry now in 2014. We are now shifting from the era of the 'Hunters' to the era of the 'Farmers'. The unknown big wins and prizes (and perils) have mostly been discovered and most ...
London Live's experience proves that local TV i... [Published Media: Greenslade | guardian.co.uk - Jul 25 2014]
How can I resist an "I told you so" moment with the news that London Live has applied to Ofcom to cut back on its local programming ? The TV channel is seeking to reduce its commitment to produce primetime local content from three hours a day to just ...
What would you miss without your mobile phone? [Published Ana Canhoto - Jul 25 2014]
Sometime ago this picture of a modified Maslow’s pyramid of needs was doing the rounds on Twitter. It was meant to be a joke, but it turns out that it may not be that far off reality. According to research recently published by Ofcom, access to ...
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