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What's left to watch on TV?

2012-04-24 14:51
The rules around what you see on TV and when are quite strict. It's good to know the BCCSA is there, protecting our sensibilities.

However, when will we get to decide what we want to watch?

It's been a big week for TV news.

Carte Blanche was fined by the BCCSA for misrepresenting a product. MultiChoice suffered a similar fate at the hand of the BCCSA for showing a man's penis on a show rated PG13. Then there was the SABC3 debacle where they ruined the outcome of a Survivor episode yet again.

Furthermore, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has asked local TV producers to remove sex scenes from shows to help reduce violence against women and children.

So, in essence, TV shows get rapped over the knuckles when they do something wrong and they're roped into the argument when other people do wrong. TV just can't catch a break...

Of course, all this drama takes place in between the many hours of repeat programming we're subjected to every day.

When examining all the problems TV channels in SA run into, it's no wonder so many people watch the downloads of their favourite series instead.

Perhaps if local channels provided a better, more coherent offering, we as an audience wouldn't be so quick to point out every little fault. Because you should be enjoying your TV, not playing watchdog.

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Wishing you a week of better, unspoilt TV viewing,


Local is very lekker!

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