India: Authorities close tv channel for broadcasting vulgar music videos

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India:
Authorities close tv channel for
broadcasting vulgar music videos

The Indian Information and Broadcasting Ministry has closed SS Music, a multi-lingual music channel, for seven days for showing nudity.

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has prohibited the transmission or re-transmission of SS Music on any platform throughout India with effect from midnight on 22 November till midnight on 29 November 2010.

In a meeting held on 15 November 2010, the Inter Ministerial Committee previewed a recording of a programme containing songs under the title ‘Sizzling Hits’ on 25 March and on 10 April 2010 “which appeared against good taste and decency”. The visuals shown during these programmes were said to appear obscene and vulgar. The visuals also appeared to denigrate women and were “not suitable for unrestricted public exhibition”.

The committee observed that by telecasting such visuals the channel had violated clauses 6.1 (a), (d), (k) and (o) of the Programme Code prescribed under the Cable Television Networks Regulation Act of 1995.

The Ministry accepted the recommendations of The Inter Ministerial Committee to prohibit the channel for a week.



Source

IndianTelevision.com – 17 November 2010:

‘Govt finds SS Music too hot, imposes ban for 7 days’

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