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Topic: UK

Hacking ‘Endemic’ at News International

Scandal implicates at least 28 'NOTW' journalists

Police have uncovered new evidence showing a wider extent of phone hacking in British newspapers. Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into media practices and ethics revealed on Monday that “at least”…

Marc Jacobs Ad Banned for ‘Child Sexualization’

U.K. regulator slams ‘provocative’ pose

A Marc Jacobs perfume advert featuring the 17-year-old actress Dakota Fanning has been banned after complaints that the image "sexualized a child." Britain’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, ruled that…

Netflix Signs MGM Streaming Deal

2012 launch for U.K. and Ireland

Netflix has signed a licensing deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, giving the online video company exclusive rights to stream MGM movies in the U.K. and Ireland. The service will be available from…

U.K. Agrees First Product Placement for Prime-Time TV

‘Coronation Street’ will feature a Nationwide ATM

U.K. soap opera Coronation Street will be the first prime-time show on British TV to feature product placement. ITV’s deal with Nationwide Building Society means that the soap will feature…

U.K. Supermarket Ad Banned for Targeting Kids

Morrisons TV spot ‘irresponsible’

Britain’s advertising watchdog has hit out at supermarket chain Morrisons for encouraging children to pester their parents to shop at the store. Morrisons’ television campaign, created by DLKW Lowe, offered viewers…

Britain Bans Duke Nukem Ad From Prime-time TV

‘Sexually explicit’ spot can only be shown after 11 p.m.

The U.K.’s advertising regulator has banned an advert for computer game Duke Nukem Forever until after 11 p.m. The Advertising Standards Authority says it received 34 complaints for the ad, which…

ITV Buys Channel Television

Also nets soccer broadcasting rights

It’s been a big week of deals for British broadcaster ITV. It is to buy the Channel Islands’ commercial TV broadcaster, Channel Television, and has secured the rights to broadcast…

U.K. Analog TV Signals to End October 2012

Digital switchover for the whole of the U.K. and Ireland

The British government has announced that analog TV broadcasting will officially end on October 24, 2012. The U.K. has been phasing out analog broadcasting since 2007, when the northern English town…

U.K.’s 'Independent' Newspaper Introduces Paywall

Charges for overseas readers

British newspaper The Independent is to introduce a pay service for non-U.K. readers, The Guardian reports. The Indy is the latest British title to adopt charges for its online service.…

News International to Sell U.K. HQ

Sale of Wapping site 'a break with the past'

Rupert Murdoch’s News International is selling its headquarters in Wapping, East London, where the company has been based for the last 25 years. Staff from The Sun, The Times, and…

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