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The X Factor Facing Fines For Promoting Guest Acts' Music!

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Is this seriously an issue? We don't understand what the big deal is!

The X Factor could be in some trouble because they recently encouraged viewers to download songs by guest-performers Diana Vickers and Michael Buble!

During their October performances, presenter Dermot O'Leary told viewers on air that if they wanted to buy either acts' singles, they could go to the X Factor website for more details.

This apparently breaks broadcasting rules involving promotion of commercial products, and the series could now be facing a fine!

A spokesperson for TV watchdog Ofcom explains:

"We are investigating The X Factor for potential breaches of our rules prohibiting the promotion of products in programmes."

A producer of the show Talkback Thames responded with:

"We are aware of the Ofcom investigation. It relates to two on-air references on The X Factor regarding downloads of a guest artist on the show which were not available on the website. These references were as a result of a script error."

This is seriously so silly!

What's wrong with helping your guest performers and letting viewers know that their music is available?

Nobody's being forced to purchase it! And worse, nobody even complained about it!

So strange!

What do U think?? Should X Factor be fined??

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2 comments to “The X Factor Facing Fines For Promoting Guest Acts' Music!”

  1. 1

    You seem to think that celebrities and what not shouldn't have to abide by rules that have long since existed. This isn't even the first example this week something as such has been posted here.

  2. SF90 says – reply to this


    Perez don't you know anything about public broadcasting channels?
    They're paid for through taxes so in return they don't have any commercials and if they in any way try and sell something, they're breaking the law.
    The only thing they are allowed to do is if they have a song show and they release a compilation CD of the songs from the show, they are allowed to promote it.