The UK’s broadcast regulator Ofcom has fined Investigation Discovery-a channel dedicated to documentary programming about crime and criminal investigation for violating the broadcasting code.
The regulatory firm has slapped £100,000 on the channel.
The sanction relates to eight episodes of the series Deadly Women which the channel broadcast at various times during the day on 16, 18 and 20 August 2013.
The licence for Investigation Discovery is held by Discovery Communications Europe
In accordance with Ofcom’s penalty guidelines, Ofcom decided that it was appropriate and proportionate in the circumstances to impose a financial penalty of £100,000 on Discovery in respect of these serious Code breaches. In addition, Discovery is obliged to broadcast a statement of Ofcom’s findings in this case, on a date and time to be determined by Ofcom.