SABC2 fined R15 000 for showing 18SNVL movie

By Drum Digital
23 December 2015

SABC2 was fined R15 000 after the public broadcaster’s channel was found guilty of showing an 18SNVL movie during family time or before the so-called “watershed” time period.

The BCCSA fined SABC2 R15 000 for showing the film Deadfall for what it called a “serious contravention” by the SABC of South Africa’s broadcasting code.

The SABC admitted that it knew it isn’t supposed to broadcast such a film on a Saturday night at 20:30 during what is still known as the family viewing time period or before the so-called “watershed” time of 21:00 after which more risque TV programming is allowed.

SABC2 blamed the scheduling on a “new and inexperienced employee” and told the BCCSA that management “both in respect of training and day-to-day supervision of the employee had been lacking”.

The SABC must pay the R15 000 before the end of December.

Source: Channel24

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