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Ofcom levies £250,000 Teletext fine on DMGT

UK communications regulator Ofcom has fined the Daily Mail and General Trust £250,000 (€295,000) for breaching the conditions of the Teletext service it operated in the UK. The loss-making text-based TV service was closed by DMGT last December although its licence stipulated it be operated until 2014.

“Being the holder of the public Teletext service licence involves an obligation to deliver particular public service content, with consequent costs, but also benefits for the licensee in terms of privileged access to analogue and digital capacity,” Ofcom noted when imposing the fine.