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CRTC approves code that includes adult entertainment standards for pay services

News | 03/13/2003 5:00 am EST

Pay television, pay-per-view (PPV), and video-on-demand (VOD) service operators have a new industry code on programming standards that limits when they can broadcast adult entertainment, and requires them to review all such programming before airing it. The new code, approved last week by the CRTC, stems from controversy surrounding several Bell ExpressVu LP PPV porn channels about two years ago. The satellite TV distributor shut down two of its adult film channels, True Blue and Extasy, the day before the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s the fifth estate aired an investigative report in March 2001 alleging that the channels carried porn that had not been rated by Canada’s censors (CCR, March 29/01).

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