ICSTIS denies £250K Richard and Judy fine
We're still thinking about it
The Sun and the Daily Star are reporting that ICSTIS, the premium-rate regulator, will impose a £250K fine for irregularities in quizzes during the Richard & Judy show. But ICSTIS claims to know nothing about this and says it is still investigating.
Channel 4 certainly earned a lot more than that from getting would-be participants to call in, even though the actual participants had already been selected. So it's not inconceivable that a fine of this size will be imposed.
But no decision on any punishment has yet been reached; despite reports, so Eckoh, which ran the service, and Channel 4 still have a week or two to ponder how hard their slap on the wrist will be. ®
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Too little, too late
"Channel 4 certainly earned a lot more than that from getting would-be participants to call in, even though the actual participants had already been selected."
In which case, why is ICSTIS still only "thinking" about a fine? And why isn't it campaigning for the apparently paltry fine to be statutorily increased to ensure that under no circumstances is the fine ever allowed to be less than the amount by which the abuser has profited ???
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