JASA argues against On Digital Media porn channels

Regulation & Policy

On Digital Media (ODM) seems to have mislead the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) by giving the regulator impression that its three pornographic channels – Private Spice (which has since changed to Brazzers), Desire TV and Playboy TV – would show conventional/healthy sex between couples, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday.

Darryl Cooke, for the Justice Alliance of SA (JASA) told the court that a perusal of the content screened by ODM’s adult channels clearly showed that this was not the case, with shows such as and on the air.

Cooke argued that these shows promote and glamorise promiscuity, unsafe sex and infidelity and that ODM had thereby misinformed ICASA with its initial representations of channel content.

ICASA granted ODM a license to air the porn channels in April last year as subscribed packages. JASA, Cause for Justice and Doctors for Life have since appealed to the court to overrule ICASA’s decision.

Source: Screen Africa