Press Release

No TV telecast of award functions with adult content before 11 pm: BCCC

24 July 2012

The Broadcast Content Complaints Council, a self-regulatory body of non-news television channels, has advised TV channels to air after 11 pm award shows which have any adult content in them including vulgar dialogues, double-entendres and smutty puns from the anchors.

After its meeting, the BCCC headed by Justice A P Shah in its advisory noted that "sometimes, the content of the so-called jokes is demeaning to women and other communities."

It noted that it had received several complaints relating to the telecast of film award functions and shows.

It said: ‘It is not the BCCC’s intention to censor these shows, which are, after all, live events. But we believe that if the content is to include adult humour, then the telecast of these shows should only begin after 11 pm. Nor should any repeats be broadcast before 11 pm.

The BCCC noted that in many cases, the shows were not telecast live but aired at a later date. It, therefore, wondered why the channels were not able to remove inappropriate content from telecast during prime time.

The BCCC advised all channels to exercise discretion while telecasting award functions, to guard against the inclusion of adult content during prime time and to refrain from airing any content that is demeaning to women and other communities.

Source: Indian Television News

Show me everything from anytime

Star India

Over the last few days, we have heard gut-wrenching stories of abuse from women across the country. At Star, we are taking this moment to reaffirm our commitment to the central values of our company.

Hotstar and HOOQ enter first-of-its-kind partnership to drive growth in India

Partnership provides Hotstar Premium users access to additional 6,000 hours of Hollywood TV shows, movies and original content

#FanBannaPadega: Hero Indian Super League’s new campaign for Season 5

The campaign titled #FanBannaPadega highlights the significance of how fan support will take Indian football to even greater heights

This festive season Star Bharat brings you RadhaKrishn – a paean to eternal, unconditional love

~Savour the soulful journey of Radha & Krishn and experience the true meaning of selfless love beginning 1st October Monday to Saturday at 9 pm~

1 2 3
431
Imagine more
Id: 6764