*R (on the application of) DM Digital Television Ltd) v Office of Communications (OFCOM)

Broadcasting – Television. The claimant broadcaster seriously breached the broadcasting code. A hearing too place before a panel of the defendant television regulator, Ofcom. The panel decided to impose sanctions amounting to 25% of the claimant's annual turnover. The claimant sought judicial review of that decision. Dismissing the appeal, the Administrative Court held that there had been nothing in the instant case to suggest either actual or apparent bias in the decision making process. Further, Ofcom's decision as to the level of the penalties had not been irrational and disproportionate in the light of the claimant's financial position.

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