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    Senior Member jackson's Avatar
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    May 2008

    Why censor Cable/Sattelite tv?

    i mean TV's and those set-up boxes have V-Chips and Parental Controls
    so if the parents didn't want the kid watching oh lets see...Fox then
    they could block it.

    if i ran a cable network i wouldn't censor Sexual,Violence or Language or anything
    i would run Movies and Shows Uncut. the way there mean't to be played.

    plus , theres tv ratings anyway so you could block TV-14/MA programs
    like South park. you know?

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    Senior Member GrumpyMac's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    The main channels are "Broadcast Channels" which mean they are sent out over the air waves.

    The FCC made a bunch of rules back in the 50's concerning what was allowed and if a TV show wants to go over an antenna - then it must follow these rules as well.

    Cable channels are never broadcast so technically they could break the rules. But all television channels are paid for by advertising. Like Paula Dean - if you become controversial or objectionable, the companies behind the products do NOT want to appear to sponsor you. People will flood the advertisers with negative mail if a boob is shown or something is too explicit.

    Sadly - a dim bedroom scene with a topless women and a man comes in, tosses her on the bed then smothers her with a pillow is a PG-13 rating. Same scene but the man starts to kiss her - Hard R perhaps soft X rating. Violence is acceptable to the religious community but sexuality is not.

    V-Chip - it is not universal. All it takes is the mother of one Honey boo-boo wannabe and cheap lawyers will line up to file lawsuits.

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