Friday, April 03, 2009

OFCOM fines BBC £150,000

Last year there was an unfortunate incident broadcast by the BBC that stirred up public outrage. Today we read (on the BBC's website) that the government regulatory body OFCOM has fined the BBC £150,000.

This is interesting as, with all government regulatory body fines, it is the government that levies the fine but someone else who has to pay. In this case, the TV license fee payer is the piper that pays the tune.

It would be interesting to know how many such fines are levied each year and exactly what happens to the money collected by the various regulatory bodies.

Postscript; A government minister is suggesting the fine be paid by those who caused the incident. Good luck!

Post Postscript: Sunday, this report. Seems only the TV license fee payer is liable to pay the fine. Perhaps it is time for a mass revolt against the TV License Fee.