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CRTC says porn channel needs more Canadian content

The regulator also wants Channel Zero to provide more closed captioning

The Toronto-based broadcasting company which owns some erotica or porn channels has been told it is not putting enough Canadian-made porn on those stations.

The CRTC has issued a broadcast notice to Channel Zero that it's AOV Adult Movie Channel, AOV XXX Action Clip and the gay-oriented Maleflixx all failed to meet the 35-percent Canadian content requirement and it must come into compliance before the licenses are renewed.

The CRTC also says the company has not been providing enough closed captioning on the porn channel. It is required to provide 90 percent closed captioning, even if dialogue is the last thing a lot of people are watching for.

The CRTC is accepting public feedback until April 4, on whether Channel Zero's erotic and non-erotic channels should be renewed.

In 2012 filings to the CRTC, Channel Zero vice-president Jennifer Chen wrote that the non-compliance of Canadian erotica was only a clerical error on their part.

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  1. Frankie posted on 03/06/2014 08:02 AM
    All they have to do is use the metric system for breast size and penis length and throw in a few maple leaf tattoos.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 03/06/2014 09:45 AM
      @Frankie Maybe we can use this opportunity to promote Kathleen Wynne as a potential star- if we wanted to run people away from porn.
    2. bill posted on 03/07/2014 10:14 PM
      @Karl Burgin I thought the biggest c00#K sucker of all was supposed to be chief Blair, according to Ford - and I agree!. Don't leave him out of the scenario.
  2. Frankie posted on 03/06/2014 08:02 AM
    All they have to do is use the metric system for breast size and penis length and throw in a few maple leaf tattoos.
  3. Deborah posted on 03/06/2014 08:45 AM
    Are you kidding me? I am so over the control freaks at the CRTC. They are, and have always been the reason Canada falls behind in technology, why we pay some of the highest cell phone rates in the developed world and the reason why we are blocked from seeing any, god forbid, Super Bowl commercials! #firstworldproblems I know but take a permanent hike on your Canadian content. I've heard enough Anne Murray thank you. Now they want more Canadian porn - they are more embarrassing to Canada than you know who! #rantofthemonth
  4. yogy posted on 03/06/2014 08:50 AM
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    I agree with CRTC on this one; we should be more patriotic and encourage our local talent. We have plenty who lost their jobs through outsourcing IT jobs, blue collar, banking etc. to China and India. Make'em work rather than sitting on EI.
    We also have an abundance of porn star wannabes at those Slut Walks; just sign them up!
  5. john posted on 03/06/2014 10:40 AM
    the reason why theirs no Canadians in porn is because the Canadian women are hot but thay dont know how to f&^%&ck . thay are bad at it . that why i love the imports thay know how to treat a man right .
    1. Suz58 posted on 07/23/2014 04:00 PM
      @john Hate to be the bearer of bad news John but the act of a f&^%&ck, takes two. Did you ever once think that it was you? In N act that takes two, you can only do so much with what you have to work with.
      To rephrase your last sentence, I would say...Canadian women only put out the effort to treat a REAL man right and want nothing to do with pigs such as yourself.
  6. Anthony Anderson posted on 03/06/2014 11:30 AM
    The CRTC may say that Canadian porn Channel Zero doesn't have long enough CanCon but come on baby with CanCon it's not length - but how you use it.
  7. Frankie posted on 03/06/2014 12:29 PM
    What about Rob Ford and Olivia Chow starring in Mayors Messing Around?
  8. Canadian posted on 03/07/2014 10:03 AM
    Is this an official request from CRTC, for more Canadians to be involved in porn movies and industry.. This is SHAME.
  9. Jerry posted on 07/24/2014 11:27 AM
    Am I reading this correctly?
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