In other disturbing news today, porn is making its way into family living rooms in time for many kids to accidentally stumble upon it. How many kids are still watching TV at 8pm? Too many to be airing porn?
Goodbye, TopTV. Fare thee well, for you are no more. After suffering months and months of severe brand damage by asking, being denied, asking again, and being denied again for permission to flight porn channels, the owners of the TopTV brand, On Digital Media have decided to pack it in.
Struggling TopTV, currently under business administration, wants to launch three TV channels called Playboy TV, Desire TV and Private Spice as soon as possible as a way to bring in the money.
DStv has recently graciously lifted its self-imposed suspension of Nando’s “Diversity” anti-xenophobia ad. But it seems this incredibly generous move by DStv has gone unappreciated by Nando’s. The restaurant-chain says it won’t be spending any money to have that advert flighted on DStv.
Not one of South Africa’s TV channels have had the balls to show the new Nando’s TV advert. So TopTV has decided to step up and teach the rest a lesson in freedom of speech. They say it should be up to the public to choose whether or not they want to watch it.
It’s been a rough ride for TopTV the last few months. The alternative pay TV provider has been adamant in trying to provide a full time porn channel on its network. This has faced monumental opposition, and their CEO has now been let go.
TopTV has signed an agreement with Playboy TV to add three adult TV channels from Playboy to their existing line-up in 2012. But Isak Burger and his Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) is threatening a nationwide boycott campaign against TopTV. Burger says pornograhpy is “the new crack.”
Look, no company is without it’s awkward infant stages, but TopTV is starting to abuse that privilege. When they launched last year no one answered the phone at their call centre. Then all their customers received an unscrambled TV signal – even the ones who didn’t pay their subscriptions. The latest balls-up involves people paying for TopTV who aren’t even subscribed to the broadcaster.