Tag: television

e.tv responds to sms porn ads complaints

e.tv complies with advertising code regulations and takes internationally accepted measures to ensure that children are protected from harmful content, says e.tv channel head, Monde Twala. He says this in an email sent today in response to questions asked by Gateway News following yesterday’s Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa […]

Red Bull ad deliberately offensive — ASA

Red Bull breached the code of advertising practice by flighting a television advertisement that deliberately portrayed Jesus Christ in a disrepectful and  offensive way, said the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa. In its ruling against the energy drink company, ASA rejected its argument that the ad was just a […]

Why ICASA turned down TopTV’s porn plans

Women’s rights to equality and dignity are more important than TopTV’s rights to freedom of expression, or viewers’ rights to watch pornography at home, says the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) in a long-awaited explanation of its decision to block the broadcaster’s plans to launch three porn channels. In […]

New TopTV boss unrepentant about porn plans

New TopTV boss  Eddie Mbalo says the pay TV service “made some mistakes” but apparently he does not think it was a mistake to try and launch a porn package. The “mistakes”, it seems, are to do with non-delivery on content and service. But in an interview with TV writer […]

TopTV CEO on way out over porn plans

TopTV CEO Vino Govender is getting axed because of his misguided porn plans and slow growth in subscriber numbers, reports TV writer Thinus Ferreira. Govender outraged South Africans in early December when he backtracked on a 2010 pledge that TopTV would adhere to Christian family values and would not broadcast […]