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They fine to Chanel 4 with two million Euros by fraud in two contests
The British regulator of the telecommunications, Ofcom, sanctions with a fine of 1.5 million pounds to the televising channel Chanel 4 by irregularities in the contests with telephone participation of two of its main programs

In “Richard and Judy”, a televising tablecloth space, was asked the viewers who called to a telephone number to participate in a competition after even to have chosen already to the offerers.

The second or nonDeal programs fraud defendant is the contest “Deal”, whose Spanish version is known There like “you”, after the method to select to the finalists gave the last ones that they called less opportunities to gain the prize in offered metalist on a daily basis.

The controversy about the possible frauds or deceptive information in this type of spaces goes back earlier this year, when the British regulator that controls the telephone participation of the hearing in televising programs, Ictis, announced the beginning of an investigation to channels ITV, Chanel 4 and BBC.

The viewers complained which the calls or messages, that cost between 0.35 and 1.50 pounds (0,50-2,25 Euros) do not pause sometimes although the offerers already have been chosen for the contests.

In the case of Chanel 4, the fined incidents today took place between the 28 of August of 2006 and the 13 of May of 2007, although in March of this year it was already warned of the bad conduct observed in some of his programs.

According to he concluded Ofcam today, the process of selection of these televising spaces generated certain injustices, reason why the viewers did not have the same possibilities of winning.

Eckoh UK, the group responsible for the contest of “Richard and Judy” was fined east August with 150,000 pounds (about 210,000 Euros), whereas iTouch, the company behind “Deal or Not Deal” received in July a fine of other 30,000 pounds (about 42,000 Euros).

Chanel 4, that already retired east summer both competitions of the programs, today reiterated its excuses to the hearing.

(Agencies, 21/12/07)

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