Playboy TV fined

Playboy TV’s UK operation has been fined £22,500 (E24,700) by Ofcom for broadcasting what it termed explicit adult content free-to-air. The fine applies to its Playboy One service, which broadcast as an unencrypted, free-to-air channel until September.

Seven programmes broadcast between September 2007 and December 2007 were investigated by Ofcom and it concluded that “the explicitness, strength and/or sustained nature of the sexual content and language was unacceptable for broadcast on an unencrypted free-to-air channel”.

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