Pol clean up TV to safeguard kids

World Brief

MADRID — Spain’s ruling PSOE socialist party has passed new regulations safeguarding child TV auds.

The regs ban 18-plus programming from airing between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., and 13-plus shows from 8-9 a.m. and 5-8 p.m., and 9-12 a.m. at weekends and on national holidays.

The agreement follows a crusade by the government to purge trash TV from Spanish airwaves. Fearing a weightier crackdown on violence, sex and scandalmongering, pubcaster RTVE, commercial nets Antena 3 and Telecinco, and pay TV operator Sogecable have buckled under.

The nets and the government have established a joint watchdog, along with reps of parents, children’s and consumer bodies, to oversee compliance with the new regs.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading