Letter: ITC regulations

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The Independent Online
YOUR article "Murdoch admission leaves Blair in the lurch" (28 March), and Rob Brown in his media column (30 March), were incorrect to state that BSkyB is exempt from Independent Television Commission regulations.

BSkyB has been licensed by the ITC since January 1991 and is subject to the same codes as the terrestrial commercial broadcasters. Although BSkyB uses the Luxembourg-based Astra satellite, the Broadcasting Act 1990 requires that every satellite operator established in the UK must be licensed by the ITC.

PAUL SMEE

Director of Regions and Public Affairs, ITC

London W1

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