August 27, 2003 |
Sex scenes and nudity on British television increased last year, reflecting more relaxed public attitudes, researchers said Tuesday. Programs such as "G-String Divas" and "Real Sex" on the Five channel helped double the number of scenes depicting sexual intercourse in 2002. "Attitudes toward sex and sexual activity have changed over the years," said Paul Bolt, director of the Broadcasting Standards Commission, a government-funded watchdog.
October 17, 1991 |
British TV viewers are going to get a dash of Disney with their morning bowl of Weetabix as a result of new commercial television franchises awarded here Wednesday. Sunrise Television, a consortium that includes Walt Disney Co. Ltd. and several British media companies, won the lucrative contract to broadcast a commercial breakfast-time program across Britain, seven days a week. The license covers a 10-year period starting Jan. 1, 1993.
August 17, 1991 |
An American evangelist who picked up the pieces of Jim and Tammy Bakker's television empire has been told he cannot work miracles on British television. The weekly "miracle healing" episode of "Victory With Morris Cerullo" was pulled last week from Super Channel after the Independent Television Commission expressed concern. The channel has 23 million viewers across Europe. Regulators say the program violates British standards because miracles cannot be proved.
November 17, 1990 |
The quasi-governmental agency that regulates the British TV industry announced Friday that it was terminating its contract with British Satellite Broadcasting, the company that merged two weeks ago with Rupert Murdoch's Sky Television. And, in a remarkably frosty tone, the Independent Broadcasting Authority also warned that regulators will soon have the power to prohibit the new British Sky Broadcasting from transmitting in Britain.
December 3, 1991 |
Astute television viewers may be familiar with the logo of Thames Television, a sketch of London riverfront landmarks encompassing St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Parliament. A larger number of viewers have watched Thames programming without realizing it. From the documentary series "The World at War" to the regal story of "Edward and Mrs.