Naughty behaviour from Canadian porn channel

Friday, 2 May 2014 17:23pm

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has warned Channel Zero, a Toronto-based company that provides three pornographic channels, that it is in breach of license regulations by not captioning 100 percent of content.

As reported in York Region news, the channels are currently up for licence renewal, and CRTC has the power to revoke licenses if caption requirements are not met. At a hearing on 28 April, a representative from Channel Zero said that it had increased its captioning staff to six to provide captions for AOV Adult Movie Channel, AOV Action Clips, AOV Maleflixxx and two non-pornographic channels, and these were now all in full compliance. They will also be complying with the requirement to provide 35% Canadian programming.

Canada has the highest levels of captioning on television in the world. It is the only country where TV commercials must be captioned, and from September 2014, all TV promos must also be captioned.


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