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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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
LOS...Read more →