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Nightplank
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:48 pm    Post subject: BBC America censorship Reply with quote

I just got through watching the first episode of ripper street. I was extremely annoyed by the fact the blurred out the boobs even though the show was rated MA. I remember a time when BBC America did not do that. Did the network get hijacked by a bunch of prudes?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you watch the original UK version on iPlayer or download it? It's probably available in 720p online.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, too, find such censorship annoying.

The movie Hannibal was on yesterday and BBC America butchered it, especially the brain scene.

I missed the show. Hopefully I will catch a re-run in the next few days.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tequila wrote:
Why don't you watch the original UK version on iPlayer or download it? It's probably available in 720p online.


Does iPlayer work outside the UK?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one-A-N wrote:
Does iPlayer work outside the UK?


It doesn't unless you use a proxy to get it to work.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why would a pay-cable network adhere to american over-air broadcast network standards?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the FCC say's no nudity...generally that's how it goes. in broadcasting they are literally the "moral police." if you don't want to follow their rules they can remove your broadcasting license.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but cable in theory is not under the purview of the broadcast authorities which cover just over-air transmissions/content and not private cable communications. that is why showtime/HBO can show the r-rated content that they do. bbc america should be no different.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the programme is about a serial killer and they are worried about nudity. Beggars belief.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found out that BBC America is afraid the ads would be pulled if they show nudity.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nightplank wrote:
I found out that BBC America is afraid the ads would be pulled if they show nudity.

since i don't get cable tv, i had no idea that BBC America was a commercial network, as opposed to a pay-cable network.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: BBC America Censorship Reply with quote

Since when was cable ever commercial free? Comcast (at least where I'm at) breaks in on a show at times with impunity.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam2001 wrote:
the programme is about a serial killer and they are worried about nudity. Beggars belief.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch it on Hulu. British shows on their cover nothing!
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