Originally Posted by TitusTroy
AMC is also dependent on advertisers so yeah it's probably an FCC regulation and not based on any individual channel...I just don't understand the need to mute it...if they don't allow the word then don't use it at all...muting it seems silly...I think the same regulations apply to movies where PG and PG-13 movies are limited in what they can show in terms of cursing and/or nudity
It's not the FCC. It only has the authority to regulate the airwaves, which means only broadcast, over the air stations, even if they are delivered to the customer via cable or satellite. AMC is cable and satellite only, with no over the air signals receivable by customers. Thus, no FCC involvement.
Instead, they are self-governed by their own standards and practices department. Since they do rely on advertising, in effect that means they have to keep from offending their advertisers. That's why they have standards and practices.
EDIT: to remove stupid smilie that I didn't put there and have no idea how it got to my post -- sorry if anyone mistook it for my being snarky, as I didn't mean to beEdited by Will2007 - 9/17/13 at 5:43pm