Manchester’s Pakistani entertainment channel, DM Digital has lost a legal tussle with Ofcom over heavy fines imposed by the media regulator recently.
In March, the two companies went head to head in court after DM Digital disputed two financial sanctions. One was a financial sanction of �20,000 imposed because of breaches of the Broadcasting Code on 25th November 2011 and 4 December 2011 when DM Digital broadcast programmes about a conference known as the POAF Conference. The other was a financial sanction of �85,000 because of breaches of the Code when DM Digital broadcast a programme which has been referred to as the RLA Programme on 9th October 2011.
The channel said it was unable to pay such a huge amount as it would result in the service closing. It also disputed the reasons it was fined.