September 16, 2013

NEWS: Time zone restrictions outdated in the digital world

THE watershed, that point in time when television networks can switch from broadcasting safe, family friendly content to programs containing adult themes, is under threat from free-to-air stations keen to remove time restrictions they consider outdated.

Free TV, the network's peak body, has made a submission to the Australian Communications and Media Authority calling for the ban on adult content in certain time zones to be removed or relaxed, allowing networks to screen more risqué programs before 8.30pm.

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