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This is not a question for the traditional broadcast networks, but for the HDNETS, MGMHD, UHD, etc.


Is there regulation in play in regards to language and nudity on those channels...?


As HDTV and the channels evolve they acquire more film rights for broadcast and some of these movies contain nudity, sexual situations, adult language, etc, etc. I do notice that these movies are usually being broadcast well past the 'kids' approved bedtime of 9pm, which hails back to old regulation per the FCC.


HDNET has aired 'Kama Sutra'(1996) on somewhat of a regular basis, and I remember that being 'late night Cinemax' fare of the soft-core 90's. MGMHD has run 'The Last Tango In Paris' which was rated X upon its 1972 release, and re-rated R in 1982 after United Artists edited as such. It certainly has graphic and sexual overtones. The MGM-HD aired version lists is as NC-17.


I'm watching these movies and it hit me, whats the deal with all this stuff?
 

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I don't think they are bound to the rules that local broadcasters have. Not sure though, someone more knowledgeable than me will have to expand/chime in.
 

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Originally Posted by Purerock105 /forum/post/15567567


This is not a question for the traditional broadcast networks, but for the HDNETS, MGMHD, UHD, etc.


Is there regulation in play in regards to language and nudity on those channels...?


As HDTV and the channels evolve they acquire more film rights for broadcast and some of these movies contain nudity, sexual situations, adult language, etc, etc. I do notice that these movies are usually being broadcast well past the 'kids' approved bedtime of 9pm, which hails back to old regulation per the FCC.


HDNET has aired 'Kama Sutra'(1996) on somewhat of a regular basis, and I remember that being 'late night Cinemax' fare of the soft-core 90's. MGMHD has run 'The Last Tango In Paris' which was rated X upon its 1972 release, and re-rated R in 1982 after United Artists edited as such. It certainly has graphic and sexual overtones. The MGM-HD aired version lists is as NC-17.


I'm watching these movies and it hit me, whats the deal with all this stuff?

Cable is not OTA and as thus can air XXX 24/7/365 if they so desire.


It is an unfair double standard - you should learn to use the V-Chip built into your equipment if it offends you and quit asking for someone else to do it for you.
 

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V-chips are also built into digital tuners.

IMHO After Feb 17th they should loose standards on broadcast TV as well.



G and PG films anytime

PG-13 except times when preteemns ar likely to watch like 6am-9am and 3-7pm weekdays 6am-noon weekends

R must start between 8pm and 6am

NC-17 must start and end between 10pm and 6am

Films named to National film Registry may air at any time regardless of rating.
 

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Cable channels can air whatever they want whenever they want. This is because you actually have to choose to pay for the channels, where as OTA can be "accidently" seen by someone just messing around with a TV and an antenna. The only reason cable doesn't go all out is becasue right now the FCC is leaving them alone, and cable knows that as long as they police themselves to some degree the FCC will continue to mind their own business.


Basically I feel that the FCC is somewhat controlling cable by quietly saying, "we're not going to monitor you unless you get out of hand", which IS monitoring in the first place.
 

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Originally Posted by Lizardgi /forum/post/15568477


Cable channels can air whatever they want whenever they want...

As it should be. OTA is a different matter but regardless of the source, the V-chip is the best solution for parents or those adults who might not want to subject themselves to "objectionable" content.
 

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Aren't the advertisers the one in control? They won't buy commercials on your channel if you show that stuff.

I don't know, I can think of quite a few potential advertisers for that stuff:


- Viagra

- Enzite

- Red Banner trailers from the MPAA

- PPV events

- Victoria's Secret

- Condom Companies


Likewise, a channel that airs that stuff doesn't necessarily have to show commercials. They can be a subscription-only service.
 

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For cable networks, the most powerful oversight regarding content comes from the owners of the networks.

Agreed.


It's all about risk vs. reward. Do they show that content in hopes of gaining viewership they might not otherwise get or do they play it safe and hope people will find them in a sea of carbon copy channels?
 
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