‘Don’t expose SA’s sexualised children to porn at home’

2012-01-16 12:09

TopTV suffered another blow to its plans to flight three porn channels from this Friday when all oral submissions at Icasa’s public hearings today opposed the move.

Childline and the Film and Publications Board (FPB) were among the organisations that opposed TopTV’s porn channels in Sandton, Johannesburg, today.

Both argue that the channels would expose South Africa’s already sexualised children to pornography in their homes.

On Digital Media, TopTV’s parent company, applied for a licence to broadcast the channels in September last year and Icasa was expected to respond within 60 days but failed to do so.

TopTV threatened to go ahead and start broadcasting the channels on Friday but was stopped by the South Gauteng High Court, which ruled that TopTV could not proceed without Icasa’s approval.

However, the court did not rule on the channels’ desirability and suitability.

Icasa will now deliberate on and consider written and oral submissions before announcing its final decision at the end of January.

Spokesperson Jubie Matlou said Icasa did not respond within the required 60 days because public hearings still had to take place. The fact that the broadcaster wanted parts of its application to remain confidential further complicated matters, he said.

TopTV was not immediately available for comment.

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