Ofcom has issued a draft notice to suspend the broadcasting licence of Club TV Limited, after its channel Peace TV Urdu repeatedly rebroadcast material that the media regulator had previously found incited murder.
Ofcom said it has a duty to suspend a broadcast licence if they are satisfied that the licensee has broadcast a programme likely to encourage or to incite the commission of crime and that it has therefore contravened its licence conditions; and that the contravention justifies the revocation of the licence.
On November 19th, having received Ofcom’s draft suspension notice, Club TV surrendered its licence. Its sister company Lord Production Inc Limited, which held the licence to broadcast the English language Peace TV service, also surrendered its licence at the same time. The Peace TV and Peace TV Urdu services are thus no longer broadcasting.