RTL 2 under porn watch

Gov't to decide if b'caster crossed the line

BERLIN — State media regulators in the German state of Hesse are investigating whether commercial broadcaster RTL 2 could be charged with illegal on-air dissemination of pornography.

Although a number of commercial German broadcasters offer latenight soft-porn programming, it’s up to regulators to decide on the acceptable degree of sex and nudity greenlighted for free TV.

In addition to the CLT/Ufa-controlled RTL 2, sister channel Vox and the Kirch Group-run rival ProSieben also air adult programming like sex talkshows or erotic films.

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