UKTV executive sacked after stealing huge cache of confidential TV data from media regulator

Patrick Foster reports:

A television company that is part-owned by the BBC has sacked one of its executives, after he offered to provide them with a huge cache of confidential broadcasting data stolen from Ofcom, the media regulator.

UKTV, which operates channels such as Dave and Gold, is understood to have been offered six years’ worth of rivals’ revenue and spending data, which would have allowed the digital broadcaster to gain vital insights into other broadcasters’ programming budgets and income streams.

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