Ofcom has rapped DM Global and Bangla TV for failing to submit their Relevant Turnover for the previous calendar year.
Ofcom is partly funded by the broadcast licence fees it charges television and radio licensees. The fees all television licensees and national and local analogue radio licensees are required to pay are based on a percentage of their turnover from related activities. This is known as Relevant Turnover.
Failure by a licensee to submit an annual Relevant Turnover return when required represents a serious and fundamental breach of a broadcast licence, as the absence of the information contained in the return means that Ofcom is unable properly to carry out its regulatory duties.
DM Global and Bangla TV both failed to submit their Relevant Turnover return to Ofcom by the deadline specified. These licensees have therefore been found in breach of their licences.