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Ofcom revokes Praise TV licence

UK media regulator Ofcom has revoked the licence of Praise TV owner Destiny Broadcast Network Europe after it features programming that the regulator believed fell outside the terms under which the licence was originally granted.

Ofcom said that Destiny “failed to satisfy Ofcom that the Licensee had general control over which programmes and other services were comprised in the [service]” and also “provided information which was false in a material particular or withheld any material information with the intention of causing Ofcom to  be misled”.

The channel aired a mix of religious and spiritual-themed programming, including shows featuring presenters offering to cure viewers’ illnesses for money.

Separately, Ofcom has named two new board members of MG Alba, the body responsible for funding Gaelic programming in the UK. The new appointments are Iain Campbell, vice-president of Bòrd na Gàidhlig, and Dugald Macaulay, managing director of CME Investments.

Tags: Ofcom, Regulation, UK