This document contains the following information: Government response to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry on call TV quiz shows: session 2006 to 2007.
A report by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee (HCP 72, session 2006-07, ISBN 9780215032249), published in January 2007, raised a number of concerns regarding the lack of fairness and transparency in the operation of Call TV quiz shows. These quiz shows encourage viewers to take part in live broadcasts by sending in answers either by a text message or by calling a premium rate telephone service, with the broadcaster keeping a proportion of the call revenue.
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