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Ofcom fines Scuzz TV

June 28, 2013

Ofcom has imposed a financial penalty of £10,000 on CSC Media in respect of its service Scuzz TV – a digital satellite music TV channel that broadcasts rock and pop-punk music videos and related programming.

This penalty follows Ofcom’s finding relating to a block of programming called ‘Rock All Stars’, broadcast on August 19th 2012. The programme included a music video by the band Hollywood Undead entitled Undead, broadcast before the watershed at 20:40. The video included offensive language, numerous shots of sexualised imagery, nudity and the depiction of illegal drug taking.

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