Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 May 2015

ITV avoids fine for competiton bungle

ITV has escaped a fine for failing to award a prize for a competition run during its coverage of the 2008 Formula One season.

The broadcaster notified Ofcom about the problem with the competition, in which viewers were asked to call a £1 premium rate phone line.

ITV organised a new draw from scratch to award the prize and opened up a refund process for three months. But Ofcom criticised ITV for breaching the broadcasting code.

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