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kernow1,309 posts since 18 Jan 2006
The real reason for the interactive content disappearing from Starz has emerged.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/155522/sanction-decision-starz.pdf

Turns out it's related to a complaint from last year (when it was still operated by CSC), which has been upheld by Ofcom who are imposing a sanction against Starz, relating to the transmission of an offensive image on the channel.

The following is taken from the report:

On 11 March 2018 at 14:30 Starz broadcast an image submitted by a viewer alongside a music video. It depicted a cartoon caricature of a Jewish person which conformed to racist stereotypes. In Ofcom’s view, the image, which could be found on various neo-Nazi websites, was likely to have been interpreted by viewers as being highly offensive and antisemitic. Over the next 51 minutes, the image was repeatedly reshown in rotation with photographs submitted by other viewers.

Trace said that it is proud to be a company that focuses on diversity and that it “fights relentlessly against all forms of discrimination and racism”. It said that it had not been aware of the breaches when it had acquired the Starz service and when Columbia Pictures had transferred the licence to it in December 2018. Trace said that the interactive content on Starz has been on hold since then “to avoid any issue” and until a “rebranding exercise” for Starz had been finished and “a robust interactive service is identified”. It also said that the Trace name “should not be associated or mentioned in any Ofcom communication…regarding this issue (implying that Trace is responsible for the breach or that Trace was even aware of the situation when the service was acquired)”.
TellyTime155 posts since 9 Jan 2017
The real reason for the interactive content disappearing from Starz has emerged.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/155522/sanction-decision-starz.pdf

Turns out it's related to a complaint from last year (when it was still operated by CSC), which has been upheld by Ofcom who are imposing a sanction against Starz, relating to the transmission of an offensive image on the channel.

The following is taken from the report:

On 11 March 2018 at 14:30 Starz broadcast an image submitted by a viewer alongside a music video. It depicted a cartoon caricature of a Jewish person which conformed to racist stereotypes. In Ofcom’s view, the image, which could be found on various neo-Nazi websites, was likely to have been interpreted by viewers as being highly offensive and antisemitic. Over the next 51 minutes, the image was repeatedly reshown in rotation with photographs submitted by other viewers.

Trace said that it is proud to be a company that focuses on diversity and that it “fights relentlessly against all forms of discrimination and racism”. It said that it had not been aware of the breaches when it had acquired the Starz service and when Columbia Pictures had transferred the licence to it in December 2018. Trace said that the interactive content on Starz has been on hold since then “to avoid any issue” and until a “rebranding exercise” for Starz had been finished and “a robust interactive service is identified”. It also said that the Trace name “should not be associated or mentioned in any Ofcom communication…regarding this issue (implying that Trace is responsible for the breach or that Trace was even aware of the situation when the service was acquired)”.


Yes I read that was the reason a month or so ago.
commseng244 posts since 8 Dec 2016
London London
A fire at the Porth Transmitter in S. Wales, has resulted in a full outage from the transmitter that serves some 8,000 residents. No idea as to it’s severity or the length that the service interruption will be.

It looks as if it was back on at lunchtime today, as was its dependant relay.
The BBC reception advice only showed the Freeview being affected, not the FM radio.
Steve in Pudsey10,170 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Meanwhile in the North East tonight, we had a retune yesterday as part of the frequency clearance for 5G.

BBC one on the new frequency was network (so we got sports day) while on the channel on the old mux (751) they had the local news.


So they were transmitting on both frequencies at the same time? Sounds unlikely, but I guess one must have been fed from the satellite backup distribution.
Write that down in your copybook now.
DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Where a change of aerial group might be expected following the 700Mhz frequency changes, latterly a very short period of parallel running HAS been allowed by Ofcom from main sites where interference shouldn't result.
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