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pondo sinatra
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:41 pm  Reply with quote



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The boot-shaped little peninsula that used to kick mucho ass with its softcore romps in the seventies and eighties not only contentds with a shell of its former cinematic past (Italian filmmaking used to flow like a river but now seems like a creek), but the country that once gave us countless, memorable softcore romps loses another battle:

Form AVN.com

By: Eddie Adams
Posted: 12:00 pm PST 3-19-2007

ROME, Italy - The Italian Communication Authority has banned softcore porn from the nation's airwaves. Effective in two weeks time, the decision will force about 500 stations from Italian TV, with a 50,000 Euro fine for those who violate the new law.


Variety estimated the viewing audience for soft-porn in Italy at an average of one million viewers nightly. According to the Variety report, Italy's permissive TV porn policy has been famed since the 1980s when Silvio Berlusconi-owned channels began airing the topless quiz show "Tutti Frutti."

The Rupert Murdoch-owned Sky Italia will be the only channel permitted to airing adult content with the network's "Hot" pay-channels.
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greenterror
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:52 pm  Reply with quote



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i wonder what prompted this. certainly a step in the wrong direction IMO.
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elric300
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:58 pm  Reply with quote



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pondo sinatra wrote:
The Rupert Murdoch-owned Sky Italia will be the only channel permitted to airing adult content with the network's "Hot" pay-channels.[/i][/b]



Hmmm...
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pondo sinatra
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:24 pm  Reply with quote



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elric300 wrote:
pondo sinatra wrote:
The Rupert Murdoch-owned Sky Italia will be the only channel permitted to airing adult content with the network's "Hot" pay-channels.[/i][/b]



Hmmm...


It does make one wonder if there was a serious amount of political lobying on Fox/Newscorp's part: with the free "competition" gone there's only one source for erotica on your television, but you have to pay.
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elric300
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:05 am  Reply with quote



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That's what I'm thinking. I'll ask some relatives this week, who work for RAI television, and see if they know anything.
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pondo sinatra
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:56 am  Reply with quote



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elric300 wrote:
That's what I'm thinking. I'll ask some relatives this week, who work for RAI television, and see if they know anything.


That would be cool. I'm definitely curious.
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