Macedonia cracks down on phone sex ads

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BUDAPEST — Macedonia’s Broadcasting Council is cracking down on private broadcasters that air latenight pornography and advertising for phone sex.

The council has already singled out national station TV Sitel and seven local stations, warning that they are violating the Broadcasting Law of the devout Christian Orthodox nation. Phone sex and sex hotline ads are a fixture of latenight TV across Eastern and Southern Europe.

The government-backed cleanup campaign it hitting the TV industry where it hurts the most — the wallet. Channels earn a fortune from programming and 0500 sex phone lines. To stamp out abuses, the council is changing the regulations for 0500 phone lines and has threatened to revoke offenders’ broadcast licenses.

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