Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 6:44am
PTC PANS CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
[SOURCE: Broadcasting&Cable, AUTHOR: John Eggerton]
The Parents TV Council released a study to coincide with the National Association of Broadcasters convention Monday that takes aim at the industry's v-chip/ratings system. PTC helped prompt the FCC indecency crackdown with complaints over broadcast programming and has an ally in FCC Chairman Kevin Martin. In defending its profanity rulings in court, the commission has said the V-chip is in effective, in part because of inconsistently applied ratings. That was PTC's point Monday, arguing that the system is "grossly unreliable" and pointing to a study it said revealed that two-thirds of the shows they had looked at didn't have the "appropriate content descriptors."
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