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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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