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PROMOS FOR U.K. LESBIAN REALITY SHOW TO BE INVESTIGATED

June 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British TV regulator OFCOM is investigating complaints about promos for a new Channel 5 reality series set in a lesbian bar in London’s West End, the London Sun reported today (Thursday). The newspaper said that the promos for Candy Bar Girls “featured close-up images suggesting sexual activity.” In one, for example, a woman is seen […]

BRITAIN HOWLS OVER WILLIAM & KATE MOVIE

April 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lifetime Channel’s William & Kate: The Movie was greeted with derisive hoots from critics and viewers in the U.K. when it was screened Sunday night on Channel 5. Stephen Bates, who reviewed the $4.5-million film for Britain’s Guardian newspaper, said that it was “so bad it’s awful, toe-curlingly, teeth-furringly, pillow-bitingly ghastly.” The London Daily Mail […]

10-YEAR-OLD’S COMPLAINT UPHELD BY U.K. AD WATCHDOG

January 12, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

A complaint by a 10-year-old lodged with the British Advertising Standards Authority over a TV commercial for the horror movie Saw 3D has resulted in a ruling barring the ad from being shown again before 9:00 p.m. The boy who filed the complaint said that he viewed the ad at about 8:30 p.m. while watching […]

OWNERSHIP OF BRITAIN’S CHANNEL 5 RETURNS TO BRITAIN

July 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British publisher Richard Desmond has bought Channel 5, the U.K. terrestrial television network, from Bertelsman’s Luxembourg-based RTL Group for $161 million. Desmond, who owns the London Daily Express, OK! magazine, and the Television X adult channel, is expected to encounter little opposition from regulators in completing the sale. Although Channel 5 broadcasts such hit American […]