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OFFLINE   The Sifon #101

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

As has been mentioned previously their is no "correct" colour for AV15+. ABC and SBS use the red colour for their equivalent "MAV" classification.
Despite that, its probably just some sort of colouring error (which is probably bought on by a lack of real standard) whenever they're made up.


I think only SBS has an MAV classification. The ABC doesn't have an equivilant rating.



MAV is stupid imo.

OFFLINE   The Sifon #102

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:54 PM

Ten breach code. Tropic Thunder edited to meet M guidelines but not edited enough according to ACMA

http://www.tvtonight...-film-as-m.html

ACMA Report
www.acma.gov.au/webwr/_assets/main/lib410172/ads-report_2771.docx

Someone at Mediaspy has made this complaint. The complainant's submission couldn't possibly have been from a normal viewer or a conservative group. Own up. :laugh:

Edited by The Sifon, 01 June 2012 - 03:06 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

Someone at Mediaspy has made this complaint. The complainant's submission couldn't possibly have been from a normal viewer or a conservative group. Own up. :laugh:


Why do you think it was one of your fellow users? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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OFFLINE   Moe #104

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

I'm sure there's a few here who send classification complaints daily about The Project.

OFFLINE   The Sifon #105

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:29 PM


Why do you think it was one of your fellow users? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Because the complaint is specifically related to the classification of the film, rather than the content.

[...]
I believe that the film should have been classified as MA15+.

The Australian Classification Board classified Tropic Thunder on 8 August 2008 as MA15+ with consumer advice for “Strong violence, coarse language, drug and sexual references”. Although Network Ten modified the film from the cinematic release, these modifications were insufficient to permit the film to be accommodated within the M classification.

I therefore believe that Network Ten has breached the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2010 (“the Code”) by incorrectly classifying the film.

[...]




I noticed similar style complaints in recent submissions to South Australian broadcasters.

http://www.acma.gov....eport_2774.docx - Being Human promotion

http://www.acma.gov....eport_2770.docx - V

http://www.acma.gov....eport_2664.docx - Friday the 13th


I'm sure there's a few here who send classification complaints daily about The Project.


Since The Project was moved from 7pm to 6:30, the show goes from PG to "unclassified". Dodgy.


Edited by The Sifon, 01 June 2012 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:03 PM

not really, it skirts the border between "news" (that is unclassified) and "light entertainment".
Whoever made that complaint to ten re: tropic thunder needs to get a life, and fast. Its pretty obvious its over technicality rather then been a fundy or some whingeing old fart.

OFFLINE   The Sifon #107

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:29 PM

Whoever made that complaint to ten re: tropic thunder needs to get a life, and fast. Its pretty obvious its over technicality rather then been a fundy or some whingeing old fart.

lol give em a job at Mediaspy :) Mediaspy should be doing these sort of investigations.

It's not really a technicality. Tropic Thunder (edited version by Ten) breached M guidelines.

The good thing is a archaic internal policy at Ten will change.

Edited by The Sifon, 02 June 2012 - 04:31 PM.


OFFLINE   The Sifon #108

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

SBS breach. M instead of MAV15+

13 Tzameti broadcast at 11:35PM on SBS TWO

http://www.acma.gov....eport_2797.docx

Edited by The Sifon, 25 June 2012 - 09:35 PM.


OFFLINE   sav0001 #109

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:27 AM

Hey does anyone know why Eleven edit Charmed down to a PG rating when they are allowed to show M rated material at 12 pm? I checked the schedule for tomorrow at 12pm and both GO! and 7two are airing M rated material in that timeslot, with Fringe and Kojak respectively.

OFFLINE   Moe #110

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:31 AM

Probably because it aired on Ten in a PG slot most of the time and Eleven don't bother to get uncut versions - same with the 6pm Simpsons.

OFFLINE   sav0001 #111

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

Probably because it aired on Ten in a PG slot most of the time and Eleven don't bother to get uncut versions - same with the 6pm Simpsons.


Only the 5th and 6th seasons aired in a PG timeslot.

OFFLINE   The Sifon #112

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:24 PM

Can anyone confirm if the word "fuck" (specifically shut the fuck up) would breach PG guidelines?

Ten are going to get another slap on the wrist from ACMA.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:29 PM

Curious, which PG program did it air on?

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OFFLINE   Mike #114

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

IIRC, words like "shit" are fine for PG but not "fuck" or "cunt". I also think it depends on context.

OFFLINE   The Sifon #115

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:39 PM

Curious, which PG program did it air on?

Sorry. It was on Trollied that aired on Thursday night.

The scene is around 14:25


The previous 2 episodes were M with "Sexual References". This one was PG (no warning advice).

And no, i will not be making a complaint. :)

Edited by The Sifon, 13 October 2012 - 10:44 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

And no, i will not be making a complaint. :)

You can if you want. I encourage you and viewers where possible to maintain that the networks won't do things that potentially breach the code without notice from viewers. Getting complaints about these things is how the system works. It's not a bad thing as long as its not vexatious or poorly intended. I would imagine it is good feedback for the employees involved in this part of the work too, especially if it is found that there was a breach. Plus I'm sure higher management would be notified to some extent so you can't just sweep it under the carpet when someone actually stuffs up. I know I'd love to know exactly where I stuff up so I can work on progressively getting better. That's what it's about.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

Can anyone confirm if the word "fuck" (specifically shut the fuck up) would breach PG guidelines?

It's interesting you mention it was broadcast with the PG rating because my print guides all had M as its classification for last Thursday's episode. Even the inside back page guide from that day's Herald had that episode of Trollied as rated M (though no further consumer advice). Also as you have mentioned, previous weeks' episodes were rated M (as is, apparently, this week's upcoming episode). There's a number of things that come to mind.

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OFFLINE   The Sifon #118

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

It's interesting you mention it was broadcast with the PG rating because my print guides all had M as its classification for last Thursday's episode. Even the inside back page guide from that day's Herald had that episode of Trollied as rated M (though no further consumer advice). Also as you have mentioned, previous weeks' episodes were rated M (as is, apparently, this week's upcoming episode). There's a number of things that come to mind.

Someone must have stuffed up badly because the on air rating for all segments was PG.
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OFFLINE   The Sifon #119

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

It happened again. Thursday's episode of Trollied was PG(s) with the F word.

Is the F word ok in PG programming? Ten might be trying to set a precedent.

Edited by The Sifon, 10 November 2012 - 08:14 AM.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

It happened again. Thursday's episode of Trollied was PG(s) with the F word.

Is the F word ok in PG programming? Ten might be trying to set a precedent.

I'm sure I heard the F word on 7TWO's How The Other Half Live on Thursday night... at 7.30pm!