Old School and Sex Traffic Get CBC In Trouble

If you can manage to read through this entire article in Broadcaster Magazine you get bonus points.

The upshot is that the CRTC has some issues with CBC TV airing explicit programming too early in the evening. In fact, the regulator rules that in one case, the Corp is in violation of its license. In another, it had none of the required logger tapes to show what it had actually aired.

Big Screw Up ? Certainly. Reality ? Nothing much happens.

The Commission finds that, by airing Sex Traffic and Old School at 8:00 p.m., the licensee did not meet the Canadian broadcasting policy objective set out in the Broadcasting Act that programming should be of high standard. The Commission further finds that the broadcast of Sex Traffic at 8:00 p.m. was a violation of the watershed provision of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Voluntary code regarding violence on television, to which the CBC must adhere by condition of licence.

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