In an open letter to Netflix shareholders, the Parents Television Council is urging them to use their influence to force Netflix to stop sexualizing children in its programming.
“Netflix just reported domestic subscriber numbers that failed to meet Wall Street’s expectations, and we believe we...Read more →
The Parents Television Council is warning families about the graphic content found in Netflix’s The Witcher, a new fantasy drama based on a book series and video game that is being compared to HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Using filtering data from VidAngel, the PTC found that across eight episodes...Read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 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 →
The Parents Television Council called streaming service Vudu’s announcement that it will provide viewers with content filtering a “win for families.”
“Just when the Hollywood studios’ chokehold on content filtering looked to be fatal, family-friendly Walmart has swooped in like Superman to save...Read more →
Before Season 3 of Netflix’s teen-targeted suicide drama, 13 Reasons Why, is released on August 23, the Parents Television Council has appealed to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to end the series and cease its continued distribution.
PTC President Tim Winter wrote to Hastings, attaching the signatures...Read more →
The Parents Television Council issued the following statement regarding Universal Pictures’ decision to pull The Hunt from release.
“While we are glad Universal Pictures made a responsible decision to pull The Hunt from theatrical release, we can only wonder what misguided thinking led to the film ever getting produced,...Read more →
In light of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Parents Television Council called on the entertainment industry not to dodge responsibility for the violent entertainment culture it has created, citing new research published in Psychology Today that suggests...Read more →
The Parents Television Council urged The CW to tone down its comic book-themed TV shows that are inherently attractive to children in order to make them more child-friendly. New PTC research has documented extreme graphic violence, profanity, and sexual content in The CW shows: Arrow,...Read more →
The Parents Television Council released a new study, “Not for Kids Anymore,” that found broadcast TV shows based on child-beloved comic book characters are not safe for kids to watch.
The study’s author, Dr. Christopher Gildemeister, Head of Research Operations for...Read more →
New PTC Research Finds Comic Book-Themed Broadcast TV Shows Expose Kids to Extreme Graphic Violence, Death, & Profanity
In a new seven-year analysis of comic book-themed broadcast television shows with appeal to children, the Parents Television Council found that young viewers were...Read more →
The Parents Television Council has personally called on AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to remove Euphoria from its platform in a new letter from PTC President Tim Winter.
Nearly a year ago, the PTC praised AT&T for its decision to remove porn from HBO, but now,...Read more →