It’s not a coincidence that at the same time McDonalds abandoned its family focus, sales started to decline.
In a letter to McDonalds, the Parents Television Council reported that the company’s advertising practices are among the worst in the country. The company’s ads often sponsor violent or sexually graphic television programming, despite that...Read more →
Last week, Fox Broadcasting announced that it had cancelled its ultra-graphic Animation Domination High-Definition (ADHD) series. This announcement came only days after the PTC called out Fox for its grotesque internet cartoon “The Easter Bunny’s Coming,” and Target for sponsoring the content.Read more →
The entertainment industry claims that it has a “longstanding committment” to helping parents protect children from harmful media content. But a new series of ads from HBO put the lie to that claim. Read more →
We have WONDERFUL NEWS to report!
The Parents Television Council has just learned that the Fox Broadcasting Network has cancelled its “Animation Domination High Definition” (“ADHD”) program. According to a wire story in the Hollywood trade publication Broadcasting & Cable, executives at...Read more →
It’s a sad day for the American entertainment industry, and especially for the FOX broadcasting network.
Here at the PTC, we monitor all prime time broadcast TV programs and quite a bit of cable in order to fulfill our mission to educate parents and families...Read more →
Comcast has raised its price for basic TV service 68% over the past four years – and now, the cable and internet wants to merge with its chief rival in the field, Time Warner Cable, thus creating an even bigger monopoly which will control...Read more →
The fourth season of critically-acclaimed HBO series “Game of Thrones” just got underway, and stirred-up controversy here and overseas when ten minutes into the episode, the prince is shown stripping a group of prostitutes before selecting the one he will spend the night with.Read more →
For the network that airs Two and a Half Men, the bar was already pretty low for insipid and needlessly vulgar comedies, but with the debut last week of Friends with Better Lives, the bar has been set even lower. Debuting after the much-anticipated...Read more →
“How can the largest cable company in the country buy the second-largest and gain control over 19 of the country’s top 20 markets, 30% of cable, and 40% of broadband, and there be no serious questions?” asks David Carr of The New York Times.Read more →
In his keynote address at the group’s annual trade show, National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith boasted about broadcasters dedication to “the public interest.” But there are plenty of ways the networks aren’t meeting their obligations.Read more →
I’m a diehard hockey fan and will forever admire, respect and revere Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player ever to lace up a pair of skates. I’m also a golf nut and subscribe to Golf Digest, poring over every page of every issue hoping to improve my game. Read more →
In last month’s Costco Connection magazine, PTC president Tim Winter penned the “Yes” position in a debate asking “Should we rethink the ratings system for television and film?” As he skillfully put it, “it’s time for wholesale reform of the entire ratings system, and those whom the ratings are intended to serve...Read more →
NBC is already home to a TV series glorifying gruesome, gory serial killing and cannibalism on its series Hannibal. And this week, the network announced an upcoming series that will make a hero out of sadistic mass murderer Charles Manson.Read more →