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 →
The Parents Television Council has announced that it has given its Seal of Approval® to UP Faith and Family, a commercial-free streaming service for families with content that is safe for families to watch together.
Like Netflix and Amazon Prime, UP Faith and Family offers...Read more →
The Parents Television Council responded to Netflix’s lower-than-expected earnings report, suggesting three things that the streaming company should do to increase its subscriber base, and in particular, families.
“Netflix has 130,000 fewer domestic subscribers than it did just three months ago. We believe that a...Read more →
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 →