Ofcom revokes Bang Media licences

posted on 26 November, 2010   (public)

On 26 November, Ofcom, the communication regulator in the UK, has revoked four TV broadcast licences owned by Bang Channels Limited and Bang Media (London) Limited following serious and repeated breaches of the Broadcasting Code.

The breaches for the broadcast material fundamentally concerned the same issues, notably the transmission of material of a sexual nature which was either too explicit for the time it was broadcast or too explicit for transmission on an unencrypted, free to air service.

The licensees provided the following services: Tease Me; Tease Me TV and Tease Me 2 and 3. This is the first time Ofcom has revoked a licence from a licensee for not being "fit and proper" (Section 3(3)(b) of the 1990 Act and the 1996 Act).

Full document including the notice of revocation

Source: Ofcom website