DStv, the South African satellite pay-TV is considering broadcasting pornography in one if its channels or creating a new channel, Die Burger newspaper reports.
The newspaper reports that MultiChoice has been immersed with requests for adult
entertainment on DStv.
Jackie Rakitla, general manager of corporate affairs at MultiChoice, is quoted as saying: At this stage we're merely doing research to determine the extent of interest in adult content, and we're looking at the
feasibility of implementing such a service.
MultiChoice is looking different broadcasting options, such as the broadcasting of mixed pornography - hardcore porn between 21:00 and 05:00 and soft porn between 05:00 and 21:00 – or hardcore
porn 24 hours per day, or soft porn 24 hours per day on DStv.
article from mg.co.za
If DSTV went ahead with plans for a channel featuring pornographic content, it would be like pouring fuel on the fires of sexual abuse and exploitation , the Christian Action Network have claimed.
CAN international coordinator Taryn Hodgson
said in a statement that considering the high incidents of rape, child abuse and sexual violence against women, it was unacceptable for DSTV to be be considering a porn channel.
Should DSTV introduce such a channel they would be supporting
those that exploit, objectify and degrade women, she said: Porn violates women's constitutional rights to dignity and equality.
CAN has urged its affiliates, who are DSTV subscribers, to fill in the channel's online survey on the issue.
Should DSTV go ahead with such a channel, the Christian Action Network will urge its affiliates to cancel their DSTV subscriptions, Hodgson said.
Update: Ministry of No
9th March 2010. From eyewitnessnews.co.za
IMinister of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya said she would fight the launch of a DSTV pornography channel.