Radio & Television

Coarse language requires viewer advisories, CBSC reminds broadcasters

OTTAWA - The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) released two decisions on Wednesday concerning the broadcast of coarse language.The first decision pertained to HGTV’s 7:00 PM broadcast of Timber Kings, a reality program about a construction company that specializes in custom log buildings.  The episode broadcast on January 8, 2015 contained instances of “sh*t” and the phrase “this thing’s a bitch” in expressions of frustration at the difficulty of the construction. A CBSC Panel concluded that such language was acceptable during early evening broadcasts, but that HGTV should have included viewer advisories on the broadcast.  HGTV violated Clause 11 of the Canadian Association of...

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