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  • Big Brother, Today Tonight and ACA get new rules

    Looks like the "reality TV" markets are getting a shake up:-

    From News.com.au

    REALITY television and commercial news and current affairs are facing tougher broadcasting rules because the community is fed up with demeaning portrayals of people and with misleading reporting.

    Producers of reality TV will be governed by a new set of specific guidelines which include censoring coarse language and blurring vision in live broadcasts, and ensuring that contestants are stopped before they do anything inappropriate, The Australian reports.

    The industry has also responded to research which showed 97 per cent of respondents believed some remedial action was required when any error was broadcast in current affairs shows and that the "person or company adversely affected by a program should have the right to reply to allegations on-air".

    The new reality TV regime stems from the 2006 series of Big Brother, in which two male contestants were evicted from the house after the infamous "turkey slapping" incident, involving inappropriate sexual contact with a female housemate.

    Ironically, the "turkey slap" took place in the early hours of the morning, was never broadcast by Ten, and was only seen by a handful of adult subscribers to the live online feed.

    But its legacy will remain in the form of instructions to producers, who have to be aware that "behaviour in a real context has more impact than in a fictional setting".

    "For example, sexual behaviour in a reality context may be 'R' or 'X' rated because it is real activity not actors simulating in a drama," the new guidebook says.

    "It is always considered that non-simulated material will be more impactful.

    "In order to comply with the Code of Practice, regard should be given to the camera angles that will be most suitable and those not to include. For example, to avoid gratuitous, demeaning or exploitative vision."

    The Free TV Australia proposed code, which is open for public comment until September 25, says that because reality television programs are so popular a new category of proscribed material is also necessary.

    "In response to community concerns, Free TV proposes ... to prohibit material which presents participants in reality television programs in a sexual way which seriously devalues that person."

    But it is the changes to the complaints system for news and current affairs which is likely to have the most significant impact on viewers, most of whom watch programs like Today Tonight and A Current Affair regularly.

    The broadcasting authority has already provided to Free TV Australia the findings of the current affairs research it commissioned. Free TV has responded by adding a new clause to the code.

    The research suggested that viewers had high expectations of accuracy, and that when errors were made corrections should be made.

    However, the networks have a poor track record for corrections on air or otherwise, and often don't even respond to people's complaints.

    Link here :- Big Brother, Today Tonight and ACA get new rules | TV | News.com.au
    Nulla Tenaci Invia Est Via
    For The Tenacious, No Road Is Impassable

  • #2
    Well that will be the end of reality TV. Who watches any of it for anything other than the inappropriate behavior???
    The Bend

    Hurry Up!!!

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    • #3
      Don't suppose the new rules are gonna stop TT/ACA from being a bunch of overblowing, lying, melodramatic cuntices?
      Originally posted by Dragunov-21
      If you want me to answer a question, I want you to ask one that doesn't put words in my mouth that were never there.

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      • #4
        These two paragraphs:-

        "REALITY television and commercial news and current affairs are facing tougher broadcasting rules because the community is fed up with demeaning portrayals of people and with misleading reporting."


        "The industry has also responded to research which showed 97 per cent of respondents believed some remedial action was required when any error was broadcast in current affairs shows and that the "person or company adversely affected by a program should have the right to reply to allegations on-air". "
        Nulla Tenaci Invia Est Via
        For The Tenacious, No Road Is Impassable

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        • #5
          Originally posted by xsnoiz View Post
          ensuring that contestants are stopped before they do anything inappropriate
          how do they do that, can they predict the future or can they simply read minds?

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          • #6
            wish they would just kill off BB, oz idol, dancing with no stars etc


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            • #7
              Originally posted by xsnoiz View Post

              the community is fed up with demeaning portrayals of people and with misleading reporting."


              "
              Not to play devils advocate, but the community is mostly a bunch of brain dead morons who lap up this kind of shit by the bucketload. Look at the ratings. You can't blame the networks for programing shit that they know brings in the numbers.
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              • #8
                I thought BB got shitcanned ages ago. Bunch of fucktards whinging about nothing. The only reason that they make it is in the hope a couple shags on tele.

                ACA/TT can just suck my hairy balls, that is not current affairs, you want current affairs, watch the 7:30 report on ABC, THAT is current affairs. Not some wanker chasing another wanker down the street because they're a dodgy (insert favourite dodgy here)

                Where I live we don't get enough signal to make watching tele worth it, digital is even worse.
                DO NOT TOUCH - Probably the most unsettling thing to read in braille.

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