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Press Release

PTC Victory: “Sex Box” Cancelled

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 4/17/2015

LOS ANGELES (April 16, 2015) - The Parents Television Council called WE tv’s decision to take its live sex show, “Sex Box,” off the air after only airing five episodes a victory for its members and other concerned citizens who signed a national petition against the show.

“We are delighted to hear that ‘Sex Box’ has been cancelled by WE tv. The program from its very outset was an affront to families, toxic to advertisers, and a clear demonstration of a badly-broken business model that forces every cable/satellite subscriber to pay for unwanted and unwatched cable networks.

PTC members and other pro-family groups who signed petitions against the show are to be congratulated for their successful activism,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

The Parents Television Council® (www.parentstv.org) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media.

This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

Visit the new PTC Watchdog Blog at www.parentstv.org/blog.

Follow the PTC on Twitter: @ThePTC.
 
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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at kelly@kellyoliverpr.com.