The following petition was opened in September 2011 and has now reached 600 signatures. Les has requested a reminder of the petition in the quest for more signatures.
Freedom for adults to make informed viewing choices after 9pm
Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport
After the 9pm watershed adults should be free to make their own informed viewing choices:
- After 9pm encrypted television channels with age verification should be permitted to show any BBFC certificate 18 equivalent content regardless of genre, broadcaster motivation or context. The BBFC makes no such distinction and Ofcom should not either.
- After 10pm free-to-air adult channels should be permitted to broadcast any cert 18 equivalent content subject to adequate labelling and the ability to block them. Sexual content on sex themed channels has attracted an extremely small number of complaints, the majority from competitors. The serious or widespread offence that Ofcom cites simply does not exist.
- After midnight all channels should be permitted to broadcast any cert 18 equivalent content subject to adequate labelling.
- After midnight encrypted television channels with age verification should be permitted to show BBFC certificate R18 content and its equivalent.
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