I was reading this article on the Culture Secretary calling for Ofcom to take action against the London Live TV station. Yesterday, April 8th, the station broadcast an interview with David Icke, the same conspiracy theorist who claimed that a link between 5G and the COVID-19 pandemic exists in a live broadcast on Youtube which caused Youtube to alter its policies on removing COVID-19 misinformation.
In this latest broadcast, Icke reportedly accused Israel of "using coronavirus to test its technology". The Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said:
You are absolutely right these are lunatic conspiracy theories and no sensible person would give them a moment's thought. Clearly that station is regulated by Ofcom and I would be expecting Ofcom to take appropriate action. Clearly they're independent (Ofcom), but I will be in touch with them to understand what action they are taking in respect to that.
The article also gives the example of a 'sanction' by Ofcom:
And a community radio station was sanctioned by Ofcom last month after it broadcast conspiracy theories about coronavirus.
Uckfield FM was forced to apologise after a programme featured a guest presented to listeners as a health professional, but who made claims Covid-19 was linked to the rollout of 5G.
Being forced to apologise doesn't seem like that harsh a punishment personally, and with a quick search, I couldn't see whether Ofcom has any sanction powers beyond this. What powers does Ofcom have to impose sanctions, and what form can these sanctions take?