NMC blocks XYZ TV, ICE TV, others from showing porn

The National Media Commission (NMC) has directed television stations XYZ TV, Thunder TV and Ice TV to stop airing pornographic materials on their television stations. The directive follows a...

The National Media Commission (NMC) has directed television stations XYZ TV, Thunder TV and Ice TV to stop airing pornographic materials on their television stations.

The directive follows a complaint filed by Mr. James Oberko and Mr. Tommy Annan Forson against TV XYZ, Ice TV and Thunder TV.

According to the NMC, it examined contents of the three stations and it was concluded that the content complained about did not meet the standards of decency required by the Broadcasting Standards of the Commission.

A statement by Chairman of the NMC Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng stated that “Section 7 (e) of the NMC Broadcasting Guidelines provides that ‘Actual sexual intercourse between humans should at no time be transmitted.’ The Commission said this provision does not admit of any exceptions.”

According to the NMC, the three TV stations at the settlement meeting, apologised and committed themselves to ensuring that there would be no more pornography on their stations.

The Commission has since cautioned broadcasting stations and other electronic communications networks to be particularly mindful of the implications of carrying any content which offends public sensibilities.

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