Channel 4 fined by Ofcom

Channel Four has been fined £1.5 million by media watchdog Ofcom for misconduct involving phone-in competitions on popular programmes Richard and Judy and Deal or No Deal.

Viewers were urged to call a premium number after contestants had already been chosen on Richard and Judy. Deal or No Deal selected competition finalists in a way which gave later entrants less chance of winning.

Eckoh UK, the company which ran Richard and Judy’s You Say, We Pay phone-in, has already been fined £150,000.

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