South For You “in serious breach” with Ofcom

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South For You has been given a formal warning by Ofcom after it failed to provide recordings of its output as requested.

As a part of Ofcom’s rules and regulations TV channels must retain or arrange for the retention of a recording in sound and vision of every Licensed service for a period of 60 days from the date of its inclusion therein.

South For You said that recordings for all programmes had been made and retained as demanded by its TLCS licence, but that these were retained in India, which was the reason it experienced some logistical problems in bringing these to the UK.

Ofcom noted that it formally asked South For You on several occasions to provide recordings of the output at the date and time specified so that Ofcom could view them and decide whether they raised issues. The Licensee failed to provide the recordings forthwith on Ofcom?s request, as required by its licence, and, in Ofcom’s view, it did not provide valid reasons to justify its repeated failure in this respect.

Ofcom notes South For You?s apology and assurances, but nevertheless intends to monitor the Licensee?s compliance with its Licence Conditions closely in the future.

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