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Complaints to Ofcom rise with growing channel options

The Guardian reports that media regulator Ofcom has received an increase of complaints, almost double in the past four years, that coincide with the growing amount of satellite and cable channels. Ofcom's chief executive, Ed Richards, believes the increase of complaints has been due to cable and satellite channels wanting to push the boundaries more. The major complaints came from the Celebrity Big Brother-Shilpa Shetty racism controversy and the phone-in scandals in 2007.
December 2, 2009

The Guardian reports that media regulator Ofcom has received an increase of complaints, almost double in the past four years, that coincide with the growing amount of satellite and cable channels. Ofcom’s chief executive, Ed Richards, believes the increase of complaints has been due to cable and satellite channels wanting to push the boundaries more. The major complaints came from the Celebrity Big Brother-Shilpa Shetty racism controversy and the phone-in scandals in 2007.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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