190. Ofcom's power to impose sanctions for non-compliance on holder of licence for Channel 3, 4 or 5.

If Ofcom1 is satisfied that the holder of a Channel 3, Channel 4 or Channel 5 licence2 has failed to comply with any condition of the licence3, or with any direction given by Ofcom4, Ofcom may serve on him5 a notice6:


    (1)     requiring him to pay, within a specified period, a specified financial penalty to Ofcom7; or


    (2)     reducing the period for which the licence is to be in force by a specified period not exceeding two years8.