DMGT fined for closing Teletext

Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) has been fined £225,000 (E267,000) by media regulator Ofcom for closing the Teletext TV service. DMGT, which announced last July that it would shut Teletext’s TV service after 17 years, has been fined for breaking its public service broadcasting licence by shutting the service in December.

The company closed the service, which had operating losses in the year to October 2009 of £4 million, 33 per cent more than the year before, despite its licence running until 2014.

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