Your porn is not Canadian enough, CRTC warns erotica channels

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Your porn is not Canadian enough, CRTC warns erotica channels

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Post by Riskynet » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:24 am

Your porn is not Canadian enough, CRTC warns erotica channels


For failing to broadcast sufficient levels of Canadian-made pornography — and failing to close-caption said pornography properly — a trio of Toronto-based erotica channels has earned a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission.

Wednesday, the CRTC issued a broadcast notice saying AOV Adult Movie Channel, XXX Action Clips and the gay-oriented Maleflixxx were all failing to reach the required 35% threshold for Canadian content.

Based on a 24-hour broadcast schedule, that translates to about 8.5 hours of Canadian erotica a day.

The notice was issued as a result of Channel Zero’s efforts to renew licences for all three erotica channels. The regulator will review the “instances of apparent non-compliance” at an April 28 hearing in Gatineau, Que.

The channels’ parent company, Toronto-based Channel Zero, did not respond to National Post requests for comment.

In previous filings to the CRTC, however, the company has claimed its deficit of Canadian erotica was simply a clerical error.

In a 2012 note to regulators, Jennifer Chen, a Channel Zero vice-president, wrote, “The non-compliance is a result of an error, on our part.”

Admittedly, Channel Zero had only been missing the CanCon threshold by minutes of erotica a day.

“The programming strategy has been adjusted accordingly in light of this information,” wrote Ms. Chen.

CRTC regulators also reprimanded Channel Zero for failing to provide sufficient close-captioning.

In 2012, Channel Zero replied, “We appreciate and respect the importance of providing closed captioning for our viewers, as a means of making our programming accessible to the hearing impaired.”

Under standard CRTC policy, Canadian channels must also cater to the blind by offering “Audio Description,” a service in which narrators describe “graphics that appear on the screen.”

When previously pressed on this point by regulators, Channel Zero replied, “We currently do not air any programming that would require Audio Description.”

While specialty cable channels often struggle to round up enough CanCon to meet CRTC requirements, Canada is home to a fairly robust pornography industry.

Porn production is flourishing in Quebec, with Montreal headquarters to such industry heavyweight as Brazzers and Mile High Media. Industry boosters claim the city’s production of X-rated videos is rivaled only by Los Angeles and Amsterdam.

“We have the big game companies here. We have a lot of well-known computer-graphics generators here. It just stands to reason that some of that would derive into the adult expansions,” Michael Plant, a Quebec City-based adult-entertainment entrepreneur, told The Canadian Press in 2008.

That same year, the quantity of Canadian porn was apparently enough for the CRTC to approve Northern Peaks, an Edmonton-based digital cable channel that planned to pack 50% of its schedule with Canadian pornography.

In 2007, the CRTC also cleared the way for Vanessa, a Montreal-based channel that continues to bill itself as “the only 100% Canadian adult entertainment channel.”

According to the AOV Adult Movie channel’s most recent schedule, the Canadian content appears to be reserved exclusively for hour-long segments known as “Canadian Quickies,” currently broadcast nine times daily.

Maleflixxx appears to source much of its Canadian offerings from a single studio, known as International Amateur Adult Video (IAAV). On Friday at 3 a.m., for instance, it is airing IAAV’s Men of Toronto.

AOV XXX Action Clips, the Channel Zero erotica channel specializing in “5 to 20 minutes clips,” has actually manage to exceed the 35% CanCon threshold in years past — although it still attracted the regulator’s ire for failing to offer enough Canadian erotica during evening hours.


http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/05 ... -channels/

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Post by JohnW » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:55 am

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Post by Dblur57 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:29 am

you gotta be kidding me... would it not simply be easier to make those channels exempt to Canadian content... who in is right mind would be promoting Canadian content in this context.

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Post by Riskynet » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:21 pm

It could create jobs in the Canadian market.....come on people, lets look at this in a positive way.

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Post by Budgetman » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:20 pm

brazzzers is canadian?\
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Post by JohnW » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:01 pm

What are brazzzers?

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Post by Riskynet » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:51 pm

That's the Senator who's working at a strip club I think. lol

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Post by JohnW » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:58 pm

Oh, that's right. Disregard.

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Post by Captain Steubings » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:45 pm

John is looking for work :p

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Post by DenBen » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:50 pm

Captain Steubings wrote:John is looking for work :p
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Post by Loco101 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:54 am

I thought the story was an early April Fool's joke.

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