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The power of referral to Ofcom is not to be underestimated. This is a licence-based regulatory regime and broadcasters really do not want to lose their licence. Ed Richards referred to it in his testimony as being akin to the end of the world and it really is. So that does, I think without much doubt, make it easier for us to secure compliance on the broadcast side than it sometimes is on the non-broadcast side.

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