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29th March 2007, 23:13
FTV BANNED FOR 2 Months from 1st april
(Updated 29 March 2007 6:55 pm)
(29 March 2007 5:15 pm)
MUMBAI: Fashion TV (FTV), the risque international channel dedicated to fashion, has been banned for two months from 1 April, for "showing programming that goes against good taste and decency, denigrate women and are likely to adversely affect public morality".
FTV thus becomes the second channel after Sony's action channel AXN against which the government has taken such action in the last few months.
AXN was slapped with a similar ban in mid-January, which was subsequently lifted 15 days ahead of schedule after the channel tendered a public apology.
The government ban on AXN was due to objections raised over a show that used to air on the channel - The World's Sexiest Advertisements.
The order by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry comes just under one month after it withdrew the ban on the AXN channel which had been banned till March 15 but was permitted to resume transmission into India from 1 March after it submitted an apology.
The order says, "The transmission or re-transmission of FTV on all platforms has been prohibited with effect from April 1 to May 30 throughout the country."
Ministry sources said it had come to the notice of the Centre that some cable operators were transmitting/re-transmitting the satellite channel “FTV.Com India” which was reportedly telecasting programmes such as Midnight Hot wherein skimpily dressed and semi-naked models were shown and this was against good taste and decency, denigrated women and was likely to adversely affect public morality.
Therefore, the government prohibited the transmission or re-transmission of the said channel in the country exercising powers conferred by Sub-Section (2) of Section 20 of the Cable Television Networks Regulation Act, 1995.
Earlier, AXN had been banned on 17 January till 15 March for telecasting programmes like The World’s Sexiest Advertisements which the Ministry felt "were against good taste or decency and were likely to adversely affect public morality."
Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi had then said that the government was concerned about the content being aired on the electronic media and has been taking suitable action in case of violations of the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act 1995.
He had noted that some of the programmes being telecast on TV on different channels had poor quality content and women were depicted in a degrading fashion in the advertisements etc. "We have to be very tough in this regard," he had noted. Though he did not name any channels, it is learnt that they included Zee Café, apart from AXN and FTV.
Earlier this month, the Minister had told Parliament that a total of 195 show cause notices were issued to television channels for violations of Programme/Advertising Code prescribed under the Cable Television Networks
(Regulation) Act 1995, a majority for telecasting obscenity.
The Central government had constituted an Inter-ministerial Committee under Section 20 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, to look into the violations of the Programme Code and Advertising Code.
The Committee can examine either suo motu or on receipt of complaint cases of violation of the Code, and can recommend action to be taken by the Government. Show cause notices are issued in the first instance to TV channels for telecasting objectionable programmes/advertisements in violation of the codes. Further action
30th March 2007, 02:04
well with the recent rio carnival, i am sure it went off show business, and is going deeper into the fashion itself. call it body fashion.
good for some but it should be rated 16 and above not the normal fashion show. soon it will be for over 18 i suppose.
30th March 2007, 05:58
Yes , sometimes they haven't any clothes and only they covering their things...It's not suitable in my country also.Should call as bro. Cogil mention "Body Fashion" and parental guidance is need for under 18.(my opinion)
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30th March 2007, 06:15
Well i think its nothing wrong ..nowadays most of the countries in the world they have started sex education in school.So i think schools will not only talk empty with the students and the teachers have to elaborate what is sex about.Though the channel can be banned but the IT today has gone beyond that the access to the porn web site is easilly obtained.it have more than just nude girls but with all the sex scene.
End of the day its still upto the individual whether they wanna see or dont and i believe it not possible to control human behavior by just controlling certain media..just an opinion.
30th March 2007, 20:33
You are 100% right.
31st March 2007, 18:04
Let that IDEO ban all the channels and keep cartoons for viewing. FU
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