METRO – Greener Technology Limited has been hit with the financial penalty after its satellite TV channel BEN TV was confirmed to have broken three of Ofcom’s broadcasting rules by airing the 28 January 2018 episode.
During an episode of Peter Popoff Ministries, a programme which airs televangelist Peter Popoff’s religious services, viewers were regularly shown an advertisement for the water, which Ofcom allege included a number of testimonies that implied the water had cured their illnesses.
‘We concluded that the claims made in the programme had the potential to cause harm to members of the audience who may have been led to believe that the “miracle spring water” alone was sufficient to cure their health conditions and that it was unnecessary to rely on, or continue receiving, conventional medical treatment,’ said Ofcom.
‘We concluded that Greener Technology Limited did not take steps to provide adequate protection for such viewers and that there was a material risk that susceptible members of the audience may have been improperly exploited by the programme.
‘We also concluded that the programme promoted a product – the “miracle spring water” in breach of the Broadcasting Code.’ READ MORE
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