OFCOM


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OFCOM

abbreviation for OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS.
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Based on the complaint, Ofcom, which regulates the conduct and output of broadcasters who broadcast in the United Kingdom and elsewhere within the European Union, had announced that it was taking measures to handle such issues.
The Murdochs may believe they are above the law but the court has made it clear Ofcom is not.
Now Ofcom has confirmed that Mr McEvoy's complaint has been upheld.
Some progress has been made, said Ofcom, but BT had not gone far enough in certain areas including the transfer of people and assets, and the level of influence that BT Group executives could exert over the management of Openreach.
Ofcom said Scots surveyed were not insulted by "Jock", but social media critics were not impressed.
BT chief executive Gavin Patterson said the company was introducing "significant changes" to meet the concerns of Ofcom and the industry, adding: "These changes will make Openreach more independent and transparent than it is today, something both Ofcom and industry have requested.
It said: "Concerns prompted Ofcom to introduce a new framework for postal regulation in 2012, with greater commercial freedom for Royal Mail - alongside a safeguard cap on stamp prices to protect vulnerable consumers.
A statement from Ofcom said: "Ofcom has today decided to reject the application, as it does not consider that there is an urgent need to intervene to delay the auction.
Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards said: "Royal Mail has a more pessimistic view about the world, otherwise they wouldn't have made their submission.
Meanwhile, outgoing Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards has suggested that it is "probable" that the regulator would eventually have to re-advertise the licence, which was originally granted to the ill-fated BLTV consortium exactly two years ago.
A total of 887 complaints were received about the way those on benefits were portrayed but Ofcom has ruled that the show did not claim to reflect the experiences of all claimants but had focused on residents in that street.
I'm happy to talk to Ofcom and it would strengthen our hand if somebody had an offer.