March 4, 2024

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Ofcom / Khalsa Television Limited

Via Southgate: Khalsa Television Limited has surrendered its licence

Khalsa Television Limited has chosen to surrender its licence. This means it is no longer licensed to operate the KTV channel which served the Sikh community in the UK.

KTV has been off air since 31 March 2022, when Ofcom suspended Khalsa Television Limited’s licence due to a serious breach of our broadcasting rules. This was after our investigation found that Prime Time, a 95-minute live discussion programme, included material likely to incite violence, including murder.

Following the suspension, Ofcom issued Khalsa Television Limited with a draft notice to revoke its licence. On 26 May 2022, having received Ofcom’s draft revocation notice, Khalsa Television Limited chose to surrender its licence.

Ofcom has a duty to revoke a broadcast licence if we are satisfied that a licensee has broadcast a programme likely to encourage or to incite the commission of crime; that it has therefore contravened its licence conditions; and that the contravention justifies the revocation of the licence.

More details are available, along with a Punjabi summary of our decision.

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