KykNET fined for sex film

2011-05-04 14:16
Johannesburg - The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) has fined DStv channel kykNET R15 000 for broadcasting an age-restricted movie with sex scenes in family time.

"The Tribunal has taken into consideration the fact that this is the third time in two years that a contravention of this nature has occurred," the BCCSA said in a judgment released on Wednesday.

"After the first contravention the broadcaster promised that a contravention like this will not happen again. The broadcaster was then only reprimanded. To ensure that the broadcaster takes the necessary steps to avoid a similar contravention in future, the Tribunal has decided to impose a fine of R15 000."

The BCCSA received two complaints about the broadcasting of the movie Hond se Dinges at 19.30 on a Friday.

'Highly disgusted'

The film was wrongly advertised on the Afrikaans channel with a 13PG advisory, while it was in fact a 16NS movie, with an age restriction of 16 and warnings of sex and nudity.

"It's 19.30 on a Friday night, the family is sitting down to watch a movie and all we get is sex," said complainant R Rundle.

"If there really has to be movies like that why not put it on late at night with the correct rating and show it on a channel that you can expect something like that.

"I am highly disgusted with kykNET as I thought that that channel at least still has some kind of morals, it being a Afrikaans channel. It's a pity I was wrong. One more channel that we won't be able to watch," said Rundle.

The channel admitted to the BCCSA that it had made a mistake by broadcasting the film in family time, and also by advertising it with the wrong advisory.


  • Bosduif - 2011-05-04 14:38

    Gaan kyk maar wie het gaan kla. Dieselfde mense wat hulle kindertjies 7de laan, Binnelanders en al daai ander seepies laat kyk. Daar verneuk hulle op mekaar, op elke okasie word daar gesuip en hulle skei daar binne soveel keer as wat ek my onnie verander.

      vn2701 - 2011-05-04 14:59

      Jip! Maar dis OK om Loslappie en sulke snert luister - wat dink hulle beteken dit? Idiote.

      landie - 2011-05-04 16:26

      Alfred E Newman - legend

      AdamC - 2011-05-04 19:47

      Ja voel, maar ten minste hou hulle daai tiete onder wraps! Jy sien mos nou, dis alles oor daai donnerse stoute tiete!!!

      Ina - 2012-05-17 19:16

      ag kom nou bosduif, ek kyk binnelanders en ek het nog nooit sekstonele daar gesien nie. Ek het nie Hond se dinges gesien nie, maar so kru as wat die naam klink, glo ek daar sal afstootlike sekstonele in wees. Ons Afrikaners kan mos nie ordentlike stories maak nie, dan gebruik ons maar toilethumor om dit te laat werk en ongelukkig is daar mense wie se standaarde so laag is dat hulle dit sowaar geniet.

  • don fillipe - 2011-05-04 14:41

    Who says South Africa is conservative?!

  • Mike Hoxbig - 2011-05-04 14:44

    lol @ the name of the film. Was it doggy porn?

      Thor - 2011-05-04 14:51

      Classic Mike...

  • Wicky - 2011-05-04 14:49 more channel you wont watch means one more channel not fined for being prudes..thank you for not watching anymore you are doing us all a favour.

  • Elt - 2011-05-04 14:50

    "I am highly disgusted with kykNET as I thought that that channel at least still has some kind of morals, it being a Afrikaans channel...." Does he think Afrikaaners are the only one with any morals left? I grew up in a 50% Afrikaans family and most of the time the morals were non existent when it came to my Afrikaans relatives...

      Nonbeliever - 2011-05-04 15:24

      Ag sies!

      Ollie - 2011-05-04 16:49

      it being a Afrikans channel - wtf are the Afrikaneers model citizens - i don't think so i have met many Afrikaneers and have been disgusted by their behaviour towards English people

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-04 14:52

    What do you expect...dit is naam daai...

      Niekie - 2011-05-04 15:00

      Miskien moet hulle dit verander na SPYKERNET.

  • Perfume - 2011-05-04 14:55

    etv, SABC1,2,3 does the very same thing...WHY HAVE THEY NOT BEEN FINED!!!!!! Or is it because KykNet is an Afrikaans channel...what double standards they have!!!!!!!

      zulufox - 2011-05-04 15:04

      examples, please?

      Dragula - 2011-05-04 15:30

      Well firstly probably because noone complained and secondly maybe they get their age restrictions correct ....

      cerveza - 2011-05-04 15:46

      @perfume - The fine is not for the content that was shown, but for the time of the day the content was shown

  • Thor - 2011-05-04 14:56

    Hope you are happy now R Rundle. Who ends up paying all of us subscribing to DSTV (Have you seen fee increases.) I think your complaint was pathetic.You should rather not watch TV and stick to your porn mags in secret. If you dont like it change the channel

      DW - 2011-05-04 15:24

      Thor, R Rundle has a right to complain. He is trying to be a responsible parent and only allowing his kids to watch movies, together with parental guidance, which are age appropriate. The channel incorrectly advertised the age advisory and broke the rules as to the appropriate time. It has nothing to do with the fact that they are showing these movies or that people who choose to watch them do so. It has everything to do with the fact that this family CHOOSES not to watch sexually explicity movies or allow their underage children to do so. They were, however, given incorrect information and the movie was shown at the inappropriate time. We are so quick to complain about the morals of teenagers today, but when parents try to instil proper morals into their children, they get treated as if they have done something wrong. R Rundle pays for a service as much as you do. The fact that DSTV overrides their right to choose opens them up to this type of ruling, especially as it is not the first time they have done this. No-one stops you from watching this if you choose to do so. By the same token, R Rundle has the right to choose not to watch this.

      Dragula - 2011-05-04 15:51

      @DW Seriously, the name of the film should maybe have been a clue that it wasn't going to be family viewing. In fact by him wanting to sit down with his family and watch a movie called 'Hond se dinges' shows a lot about his morals haha

  • Tieneke - 2011-05-04 14:56

    Ag please just stop it!!!!!! Van wanneer af is seks so BAD? NET DIE MET SIEK MINDS SIEN DIT AS BAD. Ek's afrikaans en kyk nie eers die verkrampde kanaal nie!

      malgiel - 2011-05-04 15:13

      Ek kon dit nie beter stel nie!!!!!!

      Wayne - 2011-05-04 16:02

      Vroeg ryp vroeg vrot...

      AdamC - 2011-05-04 19:33

      Ja nee wat man, as die kinners wil saag, laat hulle saag, ten minste is daar LoversPlus adds en so tussen in. Ek sien nie waaroor die bohaai gaan nie, of is daar nou al weer n paar tiete on the loose?

      Nunya - 2011-05-04 19:34

      Oooo...Tieneke, jou wille ding.....Hierdie klomp verkramptes moet net n lewe kry. Kannie julle kinders vir ewig wegsteek (ha ha, ek het gese steek) van die wereld nie. Julle het kinders so julle het ook maar gespyker, of het julle dit op n ander manier gedoen?

  • Carl - 2011-05-04 14:57

    Come on people, GET a life instead of worrying about everyone else's morals and sex lives!

  • Niekie - 2011-05-04 14:59

    Al wat ek nooit verstaan nie : as daar iets op TV of radio is wat jou ontstel, sit die donnerse ding af! Moenie dit klaarkyk en dan kla oor die content nie! Daar is baie ander kanale om te kyk!

      AdamC - 2011-05-04 19:32

      Ja Niekie, ma dit klink vir my dis net tiete waar jy kyk... Wielie Walie, dan flash Magda die kids, dis nou in die middae wanneer jy net jou rug draai, saans, as die nuus op kom, weer, net tiete! Om van daai donnerse radio stasies nie eers te praat nie, dis net seks seks seks, die hele tyd, al probeer ek en my kinners hoe, ons kan die goed nie ontsnap nie!!! Sien jy, weer, TIETE!!!!

  • RobinHood - 2011-05-04 14:59

    They should actually be fined for broadcasting other rubbish like that skinder trash and Noot vir Noot

      Tieneke - 2011-05-04 15:09

      Maybe the complainant found Hond se dinges too stimulating.......

      RobinHood - 2011-05-04 15:21

      wanneer saai hulle dit weer uit - nou sal al die volksmoeders kyk om seker te maak dit was nie erger nie

  • Freelance Writer - 2011-05-04 15:02

    Wow! R15k. That ought to learn them.

      Paul - 2011-05-04 16:16

      Time to change your name. It is "teach", not learn.

      Jaco - 2011-05-04 19:24

      Paul isn't very fast on old (yet not dated) jokes...

  • shmangle - 2011-05-04 15:02

    "I thought that that channel at least still has some kind of morals, it being a Afrikaans channel." - That statement alone should give one pause. As if Afrikaners are any more moral than the rest of us.

      Otello - 2011-05-04 15:30

      They're confusing morals with verkramp.

      AdamC - 2011-05-04 19:27

      Well, now that you ask...

  • thumper - 2011-05-04 15:09

    If MNET was just allowed to put up a porn channel then the "conservatives" will have to pay to watch sex and nudity before they complain about it.

  • André - 2011-05-04 15:12

    Wanneer gaan die BCCSA kyk na BOLD and Beautiful en Days of our Lives? Openlik slaap mamma met skoonseun en dogter slaap met stiefpappie! Hul is altyd in die bed!!!! Dan word die programme in spitstyd vertoon en in die oggend en middag weer herhaal. DIT is om van te kots!!!

      RobinHood - 2011-05-04 15:19

      hoekom kyk jy dan so fyn?

  • - 2011-05-04 15:13

    R15000 is a slap on the wrist! Parents are entitled to the correct information so that they can make an informed decision as to what their children can and can't watch. I agree with Lizette, it was wrong and it does not mean people are narrow minded or underhanded, but they are reponsible parents!

      Noname - 2011-05-04 16:35


      AdamC - 2011-05-04 19:26

      Ok fine. Lock up your kids, no tv, no life. At least they will be safe. So what if they don't know how to interact with others when the grow up, or are dumb founded when other kids laugh because they don't know what toss is... Would you rather equip them to deal with these type of issues, their time will come and it will happen to them.

  • AndreA - 2011-05-04 15:15

    R Rundle. Vra asb dat hulle meer geweld uitsaai. Ons wil tog nie sien hoe mense liefde vir mekaar betoon nie. Walglik !!!! Vir die stadiges onder ons; Bogenoemde is sarkasties bedoel.

  • MoZaHo - 2011-05-04 15:19

    Here it also said its 13L : I loved the movie. Show more of these. Brilliant!

  • Virgil Snotter - 2011-05-04 15:28

    What is worse is that M-Net has swopped K-TV for Kyknet every afternoon during the week without even consulting its viewership. So the kids now have to watch fishing, braaing and other verkrampte programmes instead of their own kiddies programmes. Kyk net hoe kak dit is!!!!

      RobinHood - 2011-05-04 15:36

      maybe they will learn something valueble now....

      shmangle - 2011-05-05 12:28

      Get DSTV or quit whining.

  • ian - 2011-05-04 15:29

    use your thumb Rundle if you dont like, switch to something else or did you have to watch tpo see how much sex there was

  • Caroline - 2011-05-04 15:29

    What was the movie called??????? Sorry I missed it !!!

      RobinHood - 2011-05-04 15:35

      hond se hol

      Jaco - 2011-05-04 19:28

      Blykbaar was dit "Hond se Dinges" - toemaar, ek't ook nie daarvan geweet nie...

  • Paul - 2011-05-04 15:31

    Ag shame. Choose for yourself and change the channel. Don't force someone else to make the choice for you, or lay the blame at their feet. I'm not condemning nor praising what happened. But because the person/s could not choose for themselves whether or not to watch something questionable by THEIR standards, WE have to listen to their complaints.

  • Jacques - 2011-05-04 15:33

    Leeeeeeeeeeeeeets get ready to Runnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnndle!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rocky_III - 2011-05-04 15:47

    I love the comment" has some kind of morals, it being a Afrikaans channel". Who the hell gave him the morale high ground. The arrogance of the man is astounding.

  • ben swart - 2011-05-04 15:56

    I think we got the argument wrong. The question should be: Should we be watching TV at all?

  • Andre - 2011-05-04 17:19

    Get a life!!!!! Ek kyk nie die program nie maar as al wat hy gekry het sex is......hoekom sit hy dit dan net nie af nie. Hy het seker nog lekker klaar gekyk ook. Daar is geen manier dat mens die bloodstelling kan vermy nie. Vandag se kinders is slimmer as enige iets wat op die TV is.

  • Monica - 2011-05-04 17:38


  • AdamC - 2011-05-04 19:20

    Weet jy wat vang jou kinners elke dag aan, en waar is hulle nou? Jy sal verbaas wees ou perd, daai 13 jarige laaitie van jou kan vir jou n paar trieks leer wat jou vroutjie se tone sal laat krul can plesier. Kids have all the new toys!!! Beskerm jou kinners deur hulle self die goed te leer, dis n penis, nie n tottie nie, n vagina en nie n padda nie, leer hulle reg en hulle sal hulle eie man kan staan wanneer hulle op straat met die goed gekonfronteer word. Klink actually wat jy nodig het is n goeie saag...

      Phoenix Rising - 2011-05-04 21:10

      Jissis are sooooo funny!! I cant stop laughing at your comments!

  • Porra - 2011-05-04 19:25

    This is ROCK mentality, complains for any stink. Asseblief Afrikaans mense julle moet in bed wees 18H30. OK. Next film I will have someone RING a BELL, all the ROCK,s must do is CLOSE YOUR EYES. Nééé. Aag sies tog.

  • Porra - 2011-05-04 19:30

    Afrikaanse mense please porvavor. At that time of the evening you naughty people should have been in BED. NAUGHTY NAUGHTY Né. Next episode I will put someone RING A BELL. Please note you should CLOSE YOUR EYES. OK. STOUT STOUT STOUT. Ek gaan julle DOMINEE SE.

  • Uncle - 2011-05-04 21:29

    why do they show this turd of a film in any case? I think they should be fined more for a severe lack of taste.

  • Nic - 2011-05-05 12:10

    KykNet was fined for violating the law. It's the same as reporting any other crime. Now most of you are insulting eachother over an issue which was legally fair.. Obviously the advertising was misrepresented and the content turned out to be indecet.

      Juanita Le Grange - 2011-05-05 13:10

      Could not have said it better!!! The REAL issue here are being missed totally by people who would rather critize than support someone who actually had the "balls" to stand up for what is right.

  • Juanita Le Grange - 2011-05-05 13:09

    O jinne tog julle!!!!! Relax, wat DW sê is absoluut waar!!! Dit gaan nie oor die seks of tiete of wat ook al julle hier inbring nie. Dit gaan oor die tyd wat die film uitgesaai is. Wat die naam van die fliek is maak nog minder saak. Die feit bly staan dat dit onder verkeerde "warnings" ge-adverteer is, en dis in familie tyd gewys. Ek laat my kinders nie films kyk wat hulle ouderdomme nie toelaat nie, nie omdat ek preuts is of my kinders wil weg steek van die wereld daar buite nie, maar omdat ek hulle sover ek kan wil beskerm teen dinge wat hulle op hulle ouderdomme nog nie gereed voor is nie! Ons is vinnig om vinger te wys na ouers wie se kinders "under age sex" toepas of meisies wat jonk swanger raak of "losbandig" aantrek, maar dan wil ons ook die ouers wat wel daarna omsien kom aan kla!!!! Praat van 2 stelle reels??? As die film dan sooooo onskuldig is, hoekom is die boete dan aan hulle gegee? Sekerlik sal die BCCSA nie die boete op hef as die film nie so erg is nie......... Ek verstaan partykeer nie hoe sekere ouers dink nie, of ja, dis dalk die ding...... HULLE DINK NIE!!!

  • virtualv - 2011-05-05 13:48

    Sad to think that just because its an Afrikaans TV channel that they suggest it would be the only channel with morals.. so what is it that they are saying about the rest of us? no morals? a little biggotted? not?

  • KomboKitten - 2011-05-05 14:21

    how can that person limit morla to afrikaans people? thats so stupid.

  • - 2011-05-05 17:49

    @ Noname, the fact that 13 year old children know more about sex than we adults do is exactly the problem. They are exposed to way too much way too early in life. This does not make it right. @ AdamC, I never locked my children up and stopped them from being exposed to the world, but I did do the responsible thing and monitor what was acceptable. My children are both grown up now and thankfully well adjusted, open minded, happy adults. I must have done something right!

  • Drewster - 2011-05-05 21:57

    Why would an Afrikaans channel be more moral? What a ridiculous statement.

  • the_truth - 2011-05-06 15:32

    hoe kan hulle die ouens beboet vir n bietjie gefoefel-fun op die telly, seker die stoere boere wat wee gemoan het.......

  • Johann Werner - 2011-05-09 09:38

    ANother mistake by DStv they make so many errors with our TV guide and scheduling. All the black screens and adds which freeze on screen. The mistakes with the age restrictions. Im suprised they havent put on a porn movie on mnet at 7pm on a sunday.

  • japan.ramotso - 2012-06-02 12:03

    Dear Kyknet channel. my comment is far away from the other guys.last month MAY 06,11,12,13.I was working for the company called LEQUID TV MEDIA&GRONDPARD PRODUKASI.they have been commision by KYKNET CHANNEL.I left coz of treatment and personal reasons.i have send them invoices coz i have work must be paid for the looks like they are not ready to pay need help from the channel.PROGAMME is SLEEP TV.the Producer KOBUS SWART.MY

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