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#174897 - 28th Sep 2007 1:35am GMTV Fined £2million
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Ofcom has fined GMTV £2 million for misconduct in its premium rate phone competitions.

This follows the £250,000 fine premium rate regulator ICSTIS levied on GMTV's phone service provider Opera earlier this week.

Ofcom's fine is the largest financial penalty to be imposed against a broadcaster to date.

The regulator said that the financial penalty would have been higher had GMTV not put in place an extensive programme of "reparations and remedies" including refunding viewers, the introduction of free prize draws, donations to children’s charities and the resignations of GMTV managing director Paul Corley and head of competitions Kate Fleming.

But it added that "GMTV’s disregard for the need to operate any reasonable compliance procedure, verification, oversight or management of the arrangements for the conduct of these competitions over such a long period of time could not, in the Committee’s view, be described as anything other than gross negligence".

About time too imho, these companies need to be punished severely for these crimes against consumers, which are in fact fraud to be honest.

Hit them where it hurts - in their pockets. Maybe they wont do it again then!!

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#174921 - 28th Sep 2007 10:43am Re: GMTV Fined £2million [Re: MattLFC]
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All these fines should offset the tv licence wink
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#175005 - 28th Sep 2007 4:52pm Re: GMTV Fined £2million [Re: Mark]
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or go to assasinating the people that up old the tv licence
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#175006 - 28th Sep 2007 4:53pm Re: GMTV Fined £2million [Re: Sanchez]
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How can they offset the TV license? Bah, it wouldnt make any difference anyway, £2million is pennies compared to the £2.9billion the TV license generates.

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#175009 - 28th Sep 2007 4:57pm Re: GMTV Fined £2million [Re: MattLFC]
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2 million coming back to the licence payer is better than nothing.
I'm not saying knock it off the bill.

Just direct it back to the people that pay.
But 2 million is a lot of money if you don't have any lol
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#175011 - 28th Sep 2007 5:02pm Re: GMTV Fined £2million [Re: Mark]
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Id say it should be given to charity. Dont forget, the likes of Channel 4 rob £14 million off the license fund to fund their bosses £5 million bonuses, so it probably wouldnt go to work for us anyway.

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#175014 - 28th Sep 2007 5:06pm Re: GMTV Fined £2million [Re: MattLFC]
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was just thinking about that i mean they gave £250000 so why not the rest they were fined atlest something good would of come from this
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