TV channel asks viewers to pay its fine for broadcasting offensive texts

Alt TV is asking its viewers to help pay a $5000 fine the Broadcasting Standards Authority imposed on it for screening explicit text messages.

The music channel yesterday complied with the authority’s request to display a statement for five hours instead of its normal programming.

But the station ran the statement all day and made its own comment, which it screened before noon and after 5pm.

In its statement it urged viewers to make a $20 donation by calling a specified phone number.

“A fine like this is crippling for a little station. If you would like to help us, please make a $20 donation,” it said.

“However, we believe that the BSA’s decision to take us off air for five hours as well as fining us $5000 is severe.”

Source: NZ Herald. Read more »

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