Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Daystar may lose its UK broadcasting licence

The only Christian TV channel on the Freeview platform - Daystar Television Network - risks losing its broadcasting licence in the UK for failing to submit their "Relative Turnover" returns to OFCOM. These are used to asses the level of licence fee to be charged. The most likely outcome is a fine, but revocation of the licence is noted as an option:

As a consequence of this serious and continuing
licence breach, Ofcom is putting these licensees on notice that their present
contravention of their licences is being considered for the imposition of a
statutory sanction, including licence revocation.

Other channels are listed as in breach. Genesis TV is listed as not in breach, but having been late in providing accounts. Genesis was previously on Sky EPG channel 592 which is now KICC TV.

Full details in the OFCOM Broadcast Bulletin of 9th July 2012 here (PDF file).