Virgin Media Television
Westgate Business Park, Ballymount, Dublin 24
If you would like to contact Virgin Media Television directly, on 01 4193333 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Directions to Virgin Media Television
From the City Centre: Take the Walkinstown Road to the Walkinstown roundabout. Cross over onto the Lower Ballymount Road and turn left at the next roundabout, Virgin Media Television is on the right hand side before the following roundabout.
Coming from the M50 (Southbound): Heading Southbound, take the Cookstown/Belgard exit (junction 10). At the top of the slip road coming from the M50 turn left. Virgin Media Television is the first left after the next roundabout.
Coming from the M50 (Northbound): Heading Northbound, take the Cookstown/Belgard exit (junction 10). At the top of the slip road coming from the M50 turn right. Take the first exit at the roundabout and Virgin Media Television is on the left hand side.
Code of Practice on Complaints Handling
Virgin Media Television
Code of Practice on Complaints Handling
At Virgin Media Television we aim at all times to deliver the best service possible to viewers. As part of this service we are always interested in feedback from our viewers that may enable us to improve the service in any way. To give general feedback on Virgin Media Television/Two programming, you can contact us on email@example.com or by post at:
Virgin Media Television Westgate Business Park Ballymount Dublin 24
In relation to more serious complaints, Virgin Media Television is required under the Broadcasting Act 2009, to have in place a Code of Practice for complaints handling. This Code of Practice sets out and explains our complaints handling process and ensures that all complaints made under this Code will be dealt with in an efficient and effective manner. We note that Virgin Media Television is a station that broadcasts programmes for adults/young adults, and as such all content on Virgin Media Television is intended for this audience and not for children, this will be borne in mind when assessing complaints.
It should be noted that this Code of Practice only deals with specific categories of complaints, as outlined herein.
1. What can I complain about?
If you believe that a broadcast on Virgin Media Television/3e has breached one of the following obligations, you may submit a complaint to us:
We will ensure that our news programming is objective and impartial and that it does not contain any expression of our own views.Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality.
ii. Current Affairs
We will ensure that our current affairs programmes are objective and impartial and do not contain any of our own views and that we will treat the subject matter and all interests concerned fairly.
We will ensure that our programmes do not contain material that may be reasonably thought to cause harm and offence - however, while we will respond in the first instance to a complaint that a viewer considers to be harmful/offensive, Virgin Media Television will not respond in great detail unless there are a number of complaints on the same issue, in order to ensure proportionality:
- tend to promote or incite crime
- tend to undermine the authority of the State
- unreasonably encroach on the privacy of an individual
We will also ensure that all programming complies with The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's Code of Programme Standards.
iv. Commercial Communications
All commercial communications broadcast by Virgin Media Television/3e shall be compliant with the following BAI Codes:
2. How do I make a complaint?
In the first instance you can contact Virgin Media Television by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (01)4193333. A member of staff will attempt to resolve the matter effectively. If we are unable to successfully resolve the matter and you believe your complaint falls within one of the categories listed above, you should submit the following details in writing:
your name and address1 the category under which you believe your complaint falls (as listed above) the date, time and channel of broadcast the name of the programme/commercial communication that is the subject of your complaint details of what in the broadcast caused you to make a complaint
In order to assist viewers a complaint form can be downloaded from our website at: www.virginmediatelevision.ie
If your complaint does not contain all of the information required we cannot guarantee that it will be processed. Virgin Media Television shall not accept complaints which we deem to be frivolous and/or vexatious in nature, nor will complaints using offensive or threatening language be responded to.
Virgin Media Television is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation.
3. How soon should I make my complaint after the broadcast?
Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, complaints must be made no more than 30 after broadcast:
a) If the complaint relates to one broadcast the complaint must be made within 30 days of this broadcast
b) If it relates to two or more unrelated broadcasts on different dates, the complaint must be made within 30 days of the earliest broadcast
c) If it relates to two or more related broadcasts on different dates, the complaint must be made within 30 days of the latest of these broadcasts.
Complaints submitted outside of these time periods will not be accepted.
4. Where should I send my complaint?
You can submit your complaint to the following address:
The Director of Government, Regulatory and Legal Affairs Virgin Media Television Westgate Business Park Ballymount Dublin 24
5. What will happen to my complaint?
When a reasonable complaint has been accepted by Virgin Media Television, we will work to resolve the issue in question, as efficiently as possible. An appropriate member of staff will:
Contact you to acknowledge receipt of the complaint within 7 days.
Consider the issues raised in your complaint and review the broadcast identified in your complaint.
If appropriate, we will contact any person to whom your complaint relates i.e. advertiser, producer, presenter, in order to allow them to provide their input into Virgin Media Television's response.
Will respond to your complaint within 21 days of receipt, and will, as far as practicable, address all issues raised in your complaint. The reasons for Virgin Media Television's decision will be set out in this response.
We shall keep all valid complaints accepted under this Code on file for a period of 2 years from the date of receipt.
6. What are the potential outcomes for my complaint?
Your complaint may be upheld or rejected by Virgin Media Television. If your complaint is rejected, it means we believe our broadcast was in compliance with our obligations listed in this Code of Practice.
Upholding a complaint means we believe that our programming did not meet our obligations.
If your complaint is upheld, we will attempt to resolve it to your satisfaction. The manner of resolution shall be decided on a case by case basis and may take the form of an apology, a correction, clarification and/or the offer of a rebuttal as appropriate.
7. What if I do not receive a response or am not satisfied with the response I receive?
If we have not responded to your complaint within 21 days or if you are not satisfied with our response you can then refer your complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The BAI will consider your compliant and may carry out a review of the complaint and Virgin Media Television's response. Information on how to refer your complaint to the BAI is available on the BAI website www.bai.ie or from the following address:
Complaints Officer Broadcasting Authority of Ireland 2 - 5 Warrington Place Dublin 2 Email: email@example.com
8. Record of complaints
We are required under the Broadcasting Act 2009 to keep a record of all complaints submitted in accordance with this Code of Practice for a period of two years. We are also required to provide these records to the BAI Compliance Committee of the BAI, if the Committee requests them. Our records will include copies of your complaint, our response/s and the copies of the broadcast material in question.
9. Virgin Media Television reserves the right to alter this Code of Practice upon placing and revisions/alterations on this URL
If you have any further queries please contact Virgin Media Television on firstname.lastname@example.org
Virgin Media Television Complaints Form
Right of Reply
Right of Reply
Where a person is of the opinion that their reputation has been impugned by an assertion of incorrect facts or information, they are entitled to seek a right-of-reply under Section 49 of the Broadcasting Act 2009. Please note that a Right of Reply is about the correction of incorrect facts or information; it does not provide for the broadcast of an alternative or contrary opinion.
Anyone wishing to exercise this right should contact Virgin Media Television in writing at the following address:
Right of Reply Section Legal Department Virgin Media Television Westgate Business Park Ballymount Dublin 24
Any such request must be made within 21 days of the broadcast. The request should include the name of the programme, date and time of broadcast and should contain sufficient information to enable the identification of incorrect facts or information that are alleged to have occurred. Please note that broadcasters are not liable for any costs incurred by the requester of a Right of Reply in relation to such a request.
Virgin Media Television will decide whether to accept or refuse a request within 10 days of receipt. If the decision is to allow the right of reply Virgin Media Television and the requester will reach a decision with regard to manner of the broadcast of the right of reply.
If Virgin Media Television decide to refuse the request for a right of reply or the parties cannot reach an agreement regarding the form of right of reply the requester may appeal to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland by letter or email:
Compliance Committee, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland 2-5, Warrington Place, Dublin 2 email@example.com
Any appeal should be made within 21 days or receipt of the refusal to grant a right of reply. The BAI's Right of Reply Scheme is available online.
These terms and conditions and the Virgin Media Television Site are governed by Irish law.
Data Protection Officer
Data Protection Officer, Virgin Media Television, Westgate Business Park, Ballymount, Dublin 24.