Link: Channel 4 You Say We Pay row escalates | Broadcast | MediaGuardian.co.uk
Premium-rate phone service regulator Icstis is standing by its assertion that Channel 4 is facing having to refund up to £2.35m to viewers affected by the You Say We Pay quiz scandal, despite a protest from the broadcaster.
I was focusing on the 150k fine to Eckoh on Friday — so much — that I missed the news Channel 4 is also in the frame.
£2.35m is a) a lot of money and b) a total arse to administrate in terms of refunds. I wonder what’ll happen?
Generally speaking, it’s the service provider that has to cough up regarding fines — their clients are then generally billed for the fine — and everyone’s content. Tapping Channel 4 for a refund is ballsy!