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Now CNN has sponsorship censure from OFCOM

(February 2010)

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stuartfanning
Incredible. Because of one complaint from a British viewer to OFCOM, CNN International has to change a programme they transmit around the world. Because they uplink from the UK they have to register with OFCOM.

http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/201002235936/ofcom-forces-cnn-to-drop-key-sponsorship.html
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A former member
And yet CNN are still breaking the UK regulations on the matters of news and current affairs.

for once OFcom are doing there job. ( that is hard to believe)
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Inspector Sands
And yet CNN are still breaking the UK regulations on the matters of news and current affairs.

In what way?

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for once OFcom are doing there job. ( that is hard to believe)

They do their job all the time, however whether you hear about what they do or agree with any decisions they do make is another matter!
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 23 February 2010 11:47pm
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Inspector Sands
Incredible. Because of one complaint from a British viewer to OFCOM, CNN International has to change a programme they transmit around the world. Because they uplink from the UK they have to register with OFCOM.

Quite right too. The fact it's one complaint is irrelevant, no regulator could monitor everything so they have to rely on complaints

It's not an Ofcom thing either, something similar happened with, I think, CNBC many years ago (pre-Ofcom) with a programme produced, named and sponsored by the Wall Street Journal. That had to change because the UK rules at the time didn't allow it (AIUI it would fall foul of fewer rules now)


What's with the thread title starting with 'now'.... do you work for the Daily Express?
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A former member
And yet CNN are still breaking the UK regulations on the matters of news and current affairs.

In what way?


what you wrote above this post.
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Inspector Sands
And yet CNN are still breaking the UK regulations on the matters of news and current affairs.

In what way?


what you wrote above this post.

I wrote about sponsorship on CNBC about a decade ago.

What does that have to do with CNN's news coverage
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A former member
And yet CNN are still breaking the UK regulations on the matters of news and current affairs.

In what way?


what you wrote above this post.

I wrote about sponsorship on CNBC about a decade ago.

What does that have to do with CNN's news coverage



What I was on about was:

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Quite right too. The fact it's one complaint is irrelevant, no regulator could monitor everything so they have to rely on complaints


When I wrote the bit about, " and Still there breaking...... " I was trying to say it donest matter if it was one complaint either there still breaking the rules
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Inspector Sands
When I wrote the bit about, " and Still there breaking...... " I was trying to say it donest matter if it was one complaint either there still breaking the rules

As usual I don't really understand what you're going on about.

If you think they are breaking a rule regarding their 'news and current affairs' output - apart from the one they've just been pulled up on - then you should complain to Ofcom. However I don't know of any others

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