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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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