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BSA releases five new decisions, with two upheld

The Authority has released five new decisions today, with one decision upholding a complaint that the television programme promo for The Shallows broadcast during Finding Dory breached the children's interests standard. 

The Authority found that the promo, which featured sinister and scary shark related content, did not meet the G classification of the host programme, and was inappropriate for the child audience which would likely have been disturbed and alarmed by it. The Authority noted the importance of scheduling and editing promos for AO programmes appropriately, taking into account the classification of the host programme, and also the time of broadcast, target and likely audience of the host programme, and audience expectations.

The Authority also upheld a complaint about a radio broadcast, finding that comments made by the host without giving the person who was the subject of the comments the opportunity to comment, breached the fairness standard.

You can read the full decisions here.