Ofcom has today fined the former licence holders of Peace TV Urdu £200,000 and Peace TV £100,000 for breaking broadcasting rules.
Peace TV Urdu and Peace TV were international satellite television channels which broadcast religious programmes from an Islamic perspective.
Ofcom’s investigations found that programmes broadcast on Peace TV Urdu and Peace TV contained hate speech and highly offensive content, which in one instance was likely to incite crime.
Ofcom concluded that the content represented serious failures of compliance with broadcasting rules, which warranted fines.
After further breaches, Ofcom moved to suspend Peace TV Urdu’s licence in November 2019, and both licences were surrendered.