Career Development Task 3 –

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Regulatory body for TV Channels and radio in the UK is Ofcom and for Film its is BBFC, BBFC does not regulate what goes on the internet.

Internet television is regulated by the websites they are uploaded to e.g. YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo.

The Purpose of Ofcom is to filter out any content deemed unfit for the TV, where as the BBFC age rate and cut films before they are released in the UK, Ofcom are the reason for ‘watersheds’ and films beginning with the age viewings.

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Many people mistake Regulation for ‘Censorship’, The difference between regulation and censorship,

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If you were to search for ‘banned’ media, the most popular you would come across is adverts, Adverts are the main banned media due to them being shown more often than shows or films.

for example:

This skittles advert was banned due to simply being “too sexual” this is understand able due to skittle being sweets and sweets being popular in the younger generation.

as for banned films we could quite easily draw up a graph and have multiple films.
the main films we can remember for being banned due to censorship is, A Serbian Film.

A serbian film was banned due to “apology for pedophilia”

Upon its debut on the art film circuit, the film received substantial attention for its graphic depictions of rape, necrophilia, and child sexual abuse. The Serbian state investigated the film for crime against sexual morals and crime related to the protection of minors.

Another Family friendly example is The Hunger games;

The film rated 12A was originally to be a 15, The producers wanted the film to directly be a 12a so they had abide by the regulation and censorship, The British Board of Film Classification is said to have asked for blood splashes to be digitally removed from wounds and weapons, as well as changes to four scenes which it deemed too violent for younger viewers.

In reports it took no longer than an hour to cut the film from a 15 to a 12a.

There has been many speculation about films being banned in cinemas but due to it being more difficult to regulate internet material most films are now straight to internet. for example

Seth Rogens ‘The Interview’

this was straight to the internet due to the political humour involved,

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The Human Centipede has been straight to internet for all 3 chronicles due to the reasons of the film.

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