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Channel 4 fined over phone-in competitions

world Updated: Dec 20, 2007 17:43 IST

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Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom said on Thursday it has levied a 1.5 million pound fine on Channel 4 for breaking broadcasting rules in two phone-in competitions.

The broadcaster breached regulations with the You Say We Pay quiz on the Richard & Judy show and on a viewer competition on Deal or no Deal, the game show hosted by Noel Edmonds. The fine follows a string of cases involving viewer deception that has shaken the television industry this year.