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Love Island, week 7 recap: Two love triangles, two walk-outs and a suitcase of groceries

Pain is the engine of Reality TV, not love, which is why the producers, who I suspect are much more interesting than the contestants, try to inflict as much pain as possible, and are constantly being reported to Ofcom by viewers. Even though complaining about pain on Love Island is like complaining …

Love Island

LBC Is Facing An Investigation Over Nigel Farage's Interview With Steve Bannon

Ofcom has received dozens of complaints about the interview, BuzzFeed News has learned.<p>LBC faces a possible investigation from the British broadcast regulator over its explosive interview with former Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon, BuzzFeed News has learned.<p>Ofcom is considering its next steps …

Steve Bannon

'Love Island': Georgia Steel Admits Jack Fowler Kiss Was Filmed Multiple Times

And she's finally accepted that she instigated it, too.<p>Eliminated ‘Love Island’ star Georgia Steel has spoken out about her kiss with Jack Fowler, …

Love Island

Just 44 postcodes out of 1.7m receiving top broadband speeds

Better broadband banner<p>Just 44 postcodes out of 1.7m are receiving optimum broadband speeds, Ofcom figures show.<p>Analysis of internet speeds suggests that a tiny minority of British households can access the "gigabit speed" broadband, which is more than 20 time faster than the current average.<p>The …

Telecoms

UK Streamers Overtake Pay Services, Expect TV Ad Spending To Suffer

There was a landmark moment in UK digital media yesterday, and no I'm not talking about that record $5bn fine against Google. In a busy news day, an …

Media Industry

Ofcom report: UK subscribers to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Sky's Now TV hit 15.4M in Q1, overtaking the 15.1M traditional pay-TV subscribers for the first time

Pay-TV

Love Island's Georgia Steel feels “shocked” after watching Jack Fowler kiss

<i>Love Island</i> star Georgia Steel has finally seen the controversial footage of her kiss with Jack Fowler, and she has a lot to say about it.<p>Drama arose …

Love Island

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Ofcom’s Media Nations report released yesterday tells us that subscriptions to on-demand video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime have overtaken pay-TV subscriptions in the UK for the first time.<p>And there’s no doubt that these “over-the-top services” have been transformative. They’ve been …

Pay-TV

Danny Dyer Is Providing Voiceovers For New MTV Show ‘True Love Or True Lies’

This is bound to be TV gold.<p>Danny Dyer is set to give ‘Love Island’ voiceover guy Iain Stirling a run for his money, as he’s bagged a job providing …

Celebrity (UK)

Contender for Bank governor attacks regulators — led by his rivals

Financial Conduct Authority

More people are subscribing to Netflix and Amazon than pay TV in a historic power shift

There's been a historic power shift in the way people are watching television in the UK.<p>For the first time ever, more people are subscribing to Netflix, Amazon, and other online video services, than pay-TV providers, including Sky.<p>The UK's media watchdog Ofcom published the data in its Media …

Pay-TV

Ofcom: ‘EastEnders, Emmerdale and Corrie are driving the decline of telly’

<b>Soaps fans may need to step up to save television as we know it.</b><p>A new report from Ofcom says that the plunging popularity of soaps is ‘driving the …

Entertainment (UK)

Global Subscription OTT Market Expected to Grow by 24% in 2018

Nearly 765 million people worldwide will use a subscription over-the-top (OTT) video service at least once per month this year, according to the …

Pay-TV

Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale “driving decline” in broadcast TV, says new report

Ofcom reveals a slump in popularity for our soaps<p>A new report from Ofcom has revealed that the size of audiences watching broadcast TV is falling and …

Coronation Street

Pay TV revenue falls for first time in UK, Ofcom report reveals

Revenue from pay TV has fallen for the first time in the UK, while subscriptions have fallen behind streaming services such as Netflix, Ofcom has …

Advertising (UK)

More people now subscribe to video streaming services than pay TV

<b>The number of UK subscriptions to streaming services like Netflix has overtaken those to traditional pay TV for the first time, new research from the</b> …

Personal Finance (UK)

Northern Ireland viewers watch less TV than UK average

<b>People in Northern Ireland watch less TV on average than those in other parts of the UK, according to Ofcom.</b><p>The decline in TV viewing is particularly acute among those aged 34 or younger, who watch fewer than two hours a day on average.<p>However, more than half of adults (55%) in Northern Ireland use …

Great Britain

RNIB supports call for audio descriptions

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has pledged its support to a national campaign to help people use audio descriptions on their …

Optometry

UK watchdog says Russian news channel breached its code

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian news channel RT broke the UK broadcasting code when it presented tweets and emails sent by its own staff as coming from viewers of a current affairs programme, British media regulator Ofcom said.<p>Ofcom is already investigating RT to see whether it breached impartiality …

Nerve Agents

Ofcom rules Alex Salmond's Kremlin-backed TV show misled audience

Alex Salmond's chat show on a Kremlin-backed TV channel misled the audience when he read out messages that appeared to come from viewers but were sent in by production staff, the broadcasting regulator has ruled.<p>Ofcom discovered that four of the six tweets the former First Minister read out in the …

Great Britain

Alex Salmond Show tweets misled audience, says watchdog Ofcom

<b>The Alex Salmond Show on Kremlin-backed TV channel RT breached broadcasting rules, media watchdog Ofcom has ruled.</b><p>The regulator investigated "audience tweets" used in the former Scottish first minister's show on the Russian broadcaster, which aired last year.<p>It found they were presented as having …

Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond Show on RT ‘misled’ viewers with ‘invented’ tweets from people known to the show, Ofcom rules

Ofcom has ruled that RT and Alex Salmond breached broadcasting regulations after it was revealed that four out of six tweets read out on the pilot of …

Great Britain

Social media platforms must police their sites better, says Ofcom

Social media platforms need to be “more accountable” in how they curate and police content on their platforms, or face regulation, the head of Ofcom has said.<p>The threat comes as Facebook stares down a barrage of criticism in the US for its refusal to bar the US conspiracy theorist website InfoWars …

Social Media

Ofcom calls for Facebook and Google to be independently regulated over fake news

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Fake News

Love Island receives a further 303 complaints to Ofcom over Samira’s deleted Hideaway scenes

Love Island viewers have complained to Ofcom after it was revealed Samira Mighty’s scenes in the Hideaway had not been shown.<p>Samira’s love interest …

Entertainment (UK)

The latest Love Island moment receiving complaints

Over 500 people reported it to Ofcom<p>With the whole nation tuning in to watch <i>Love Island</i> day in, day out, it's no surprise that we feel invested in the emotional and physical wellbeing of the Islanders in the villa.<p>So much so, in fact, that 557 viewers filed complaints to Ofcom about the July 10 …

Love Island

Ofcom receives more than 600 complaints about Love Island's Idris LYING to Laura about Jack kissing Georgia

Ofcom received 630 complaints after Love Island newbie Idris Virgo lied to Laura Anderson about Jack Fowler and Georgia Steele's kiss.<p>In an attempt …

Celebrity (UK)

'Love Island': Latest Twist In Georgia And Jack Kiss Drama Sparks Ofcom Complaints

Has new boy Idris been telling porkies?<p>‘Love Island’ viewers have been complaining to Ofcom in their droves, over the drama centring around a kiss …

Entertainment (UK)

Coronation Street is the most complained about soap on TV

Coronation Street was the most complained about soap in the first half of the year Ofcom figures have revealed.<p>Emmerdale prompted 607 complaints, …

Manchester

Emily Andre warns Love Island bosses to 'be careful' after putting 'unecessary stress' on Dani Dyer

EMILY Andre has urged Love Island bosses to be careful with Dani Dyer's emotions after more than 2,500 viewers complained to Ofcom when she was shown …

Love Island