A four-letter word which was aired in a local TV channel’s very first programme has led to a ticking off from broadcasting regulator Ofcom.
The launch show for Made in Leeds last November included a vox pop in which men were quizzed on how to attract women.
One of the respondents uttered the c-word to camera and, although the segment was recorded rather than live, it subsequently made it to broadcast.
The foul language was then aired again during a repeat broadcast of the show the following morning.
A spokesman for Ofcom said: “After a thorough investigation, Ofcom found Made in Leeds breached broadcasting rules for airing the most offensive language before the watershed during its launch show.
“The channel separately breached our rules during a trailer for Clubaholic.tv. The trailer exceeded the limits for flashing images which serve to protect those affected by photosensitive epilepsy.”
Made in TV, the company responsible for Made in Leeds, said the member of staff responsible for the oversight had been “removed from their duties”.
The company had been granted the licence to run the channel in 2013.