Urges Company to Redouble Efforts to Protect Children from Harmful Content
The Parents Television Council commended Netflix for its announcement that it will edit out the graphic suicide scene of its lead female teen character in 13 Reasons Why Season 1.
The PTC has repeatedly urged Netflix...Read more →
The Parents Television Council responded to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to update the KidVid rules that was voted on by the Commission today.
“The changes to the children’s programming rules adopted by the FCC today have placed the financial interests of billion dollar...Read more →
LOS ANGELES (July 9, 2019) – The Parents Television Council is warning parents about the increased profanity found in Netflix’s Stranger Things, which according to new VidAngel data, has gotten more explicit in the new Season 3 as compared to the first two seasons of...Read more →
Netflix has announced that it will not include portrayals of smoking or e-cigarette use in new TV shows rated TV-14 or lower, or movies rated PG-13 and below. The PTC applauds this decision — with caveats.Read more →
A new USA Today story, “Are YA Shows Too Explicit?,” reveals that Hollywood is increasingly marketing explicit content to children and teens in TV shows set in junior high or high schools.
The latest example of this disturbing trend is HBO’s Euphoria, and...Read more →
By Jorge Plaza
With scenes of rape, incestual sex, decapitations, and child executions, Game of Thrones was considered one of the most graphic shows on TV until its conclusion last month. Yet somehow, HBO’s latest teen...Read more →
Hollywood, it seems, just can’t stand to leave the classics alone. Whether it’s remaking Oceans 11 for the umpteenth time, or trying to breathe new life into a series that went off the air only a decade ago (or less) – a substantial proportion...Read more →
The Parents Television Council issued the following statement regarding the ruling in the Disney v. VidAngel court case.Read more →
LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2019) – The Parents Television Council issued an urgent warning to parents ahead of the premiere of HBO’s teen-targeted show “Euphoria” on Sunday, June 16.
“Just as MTV did with ‘Skins’ and as Netflix is doing with ’13 Reasons Why,’...Read more →
LOS ANGELES (June 7, 2019) – In response to the Netflix shareholders meeting during which CEO Reed Hastings answered a question submitted by the Parents Television Council about “13 Reasons Why,” Parents Television Council President Tim Winter issued the following response:
“While we appreciate that the one...Read more →
LOS ANGELES (June 5, 2018) – In advance of Netflix’s shareholders meeting on Thursday, the Parents Television Council says that the Netflix Board of Directors must be held to account for keeping the teen-targeted graphic suicide drama, “13 Reasons Why,” on the Netflix...Read more →
LOS ANGELES (May 28, 2019) – In a letter to the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board Chairman Michael Powell, the Parents Television Council called on the board to “immediately implement the bold improvements to the ratings system and its oversight” that were recommended by...Read more →
LOS ANGELES (May 22, 2019) – In a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and to each member of the Netflix Board of Directors, the Parents Television Council asked the company to justify why it continues to keep “13 Reasons Why” on its platform...Read more →
LOS ANGELES (May 16, 2019) – The Parents Television Council responded to the FCC’s report to Congress on the state of the TV Content Ratings System.
“We applaud the FCC for affirming the numerous, intrinsic failings of the TV content ratings system...Read more →
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The Parents Television Council issued a statement on the passing of Actor and Parents Television Council Advisory Board Member Tim Conway.
“Our hearts are heavy with the news of our dear friend Tim Conway’s passing. We...Read more →
This week marks the annual return of the TV network dog-and-pony show known as the “Upfronts.” During the Upfronts, TV broadcast and cable networks give top TV advertisers a sneak-peek at their fall TV schedule and new series scheduled to premiere in the next...Read more →
PTC Program Director Melissa Henson with member petitions for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
PTC Challenges Excuses Entertainment Industry Gave to FCC to Avoid Reforming the System
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The Parents Television Council called the new research finding that suicides committed by children ages 10 to 17 increased in the month after the release of Netflix’s teen-suicide drama, “13 Reasons Why,” “disturbing,” and called once again on Netflix to cease distribution of the...Read more →
The Parents Television Council praised the efforts of Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) to secure answers from entertainment media CEOs about increased portrayals of smoking and tobacco use in TV shows, movies and streaming content, and the resulting deleterious impact on our nation’s youth.
In letters...Read more →
Most TV comedies today are a lot like your stereotypical college frat-boy: trying to cram in as many sexual innuendos and euphemisms for butts, breasts and genitalia as they can in twenty or so minutes of airtime. Whatever there is of a story arc,...Read more →