The Parents Television Council called Verizon’s announcement that it will drop cable bundles a “distinction without a difference,” and urged the company to embrace giving consumers a la carte cable choice.
“Verizon’s announcement that it will drop the requirement for consumers to purchase full cable...Read more →
In late December, Netflix dropped The Witcher, a fantasy drama based on a book series and video game, and already it is drawing comparisons to HBO’s Game of Thrones.
With its vaguely medieval setting featuring castles and kingdoms, its stark grey and blue cinematography, epic...Read more →
When it comes to entertainment, so much of it isn’t appropriate for kids, or designed for families to watch together.
We think the entertainment industry can do better to serve families in 2020, and here are our top three suggestions:
1) Stop Distributing and...Read more →
If you subscribe to one or more streaming services, you may have noticed the glut of MA-rated original programs being produced and distributed exclusively for those platforms. Netflix and Amazon Prime, even CBS All Access tend to run toward not merely adult content, but...Read more →
The Parents Television Council commended NBC for muting explicit language that was said during last night’s Golden Globes awards show.
“Kudos to NBC for keeping the Golden Globes broadcast free from explicit language for the families...Read more →
In 2019, we’ve witnessed a near-total transformation of the TV industry as we knew it.
Digital technology has dramatically changed how families access entertainment. More children and teens use smartphones and other handheld devices to instantly “stream” programs from the Internet, often without...Read more →
Families Encouraged to Support Best Advertisers During the Holidays
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LOS ANGELES (November 12, 2019) – The Parents Television Council applauded the new streaming service, Disney+, for crafting a much safer platform than most other streaming services, but after reviewing the platform, called on Disney to add content filtering and parental controls.
“Disney+ is...Read more →
Today marked Disney’s long-anticipated debut into the streaming video universe with the launch of Disney+. For a little under $7/month (after a free 1 week trial), Disney+ offers an extensive library of child-friendly and family-friendly content that ranges from classic animated movies from the...Read more →
The Parents Television Council issued a statement of support for Maine’s law that requires consumers to have the ability to choose and pay for only the cable networks they want. Comcast, Disney and other cable industry behemoths have...Read more →
In 2011 ABC announced the development of a TV series based on the novel, Good Christian Bitches. GCB is a sort of modern-day Harper Valley PTA, about a recently widowed woman who moves her family back to the wealthy, ostensibly Christian, Dallas suburb where...Read more →
The nature of where children are watching TV content continues to move towards online videos, according to a new survey.
The report issued by Common Sense Media shows that kids watching videos online every day has more than doubled. Kids are also increasingly...Read more →
Over the years we have heard repeatedly from TV executives, lobbyists and lawyers that indecency laws are unnecessary. That they aren’t going to start inserting more inappropriate content just because they can.
But one series that originated on broadcast TV and was subsequently picked-up by...Read more →
PTC Urgently Calls on Congress to Protect Kids from Harmful Media Content
In a new research report comprising a decade of primetime broadcast TV shows, the Parents Television Council found that there is substantially more profanity and violence in youth-rated shows now than ten years...Read more →
by Susan Austin
Parents are often concerned with babyproofing before bringing home a newborn. But as children get older, you may worry less about locking cabinets and more about media consumption.Read more →
The Parents Television Council issued a statement in reaction to HBO’s announcement that it will move Sesame Street to HBO Max.Read more →
The Parents Television Council is urgently warning parents about the new film, Joker, that opens in theaters this weekend.Read more →
The Parents Television Council is calling on advertisers not to support AMC’s forthcoming show, “Kevin Can F**K Himself,” which has just been greenlit by the network.Read more →
The Parents Television Council has chosen the Best and Worst New TV Shows, an annual list of new fall broadcast TV shows that are safe, or not, for children and families.Read more →
The fall broadcast TV season offers several upbeat, quality programs with positive messages for family audiences…and several far from ideal for families.
Every year, the PTC attends the Paley Center for Media’s Fall TV Preview event, during which some of the new TV programs premiering...Read more →
The Parents Television Council is calling on the entertainment industry to fully embrace its influence on society.
“Hollywood is joyfully abuzz at the latest Emmy Awards winners, with a diverse group of actors and viewpoints being represented. At the same time, a forthcoming film, Joker, is...Read more →
This prequel to the popular Black-ish looks at “fitting in” during the 1980s.Read more →
Strange events surround a young girl in this family-friendly series.Read more →
The violent life of a flawed and dysfunctional detective.Read more →
This immigrant-based sitcom presents a surprisingly gentle slice of life.Read more →