FTV banned in India
The Fashion TV (FTV) has again drawn ire of the government, with the Information and Broadcasting ministry ordering its black out for 10 days from Friday evening.
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has prohibited transmission/re-transmission of FTV Channel from 7.00 p.m. on March 12, 2010, till 7.00 p.m. on March 21, 2010, through cable television networks and any other platforms throughout the country, the ministry informed in a statement.
A programme on the channel on September 4, 2009, telecast at 3.57 p.m. and 7.01 p.m. showing women with nude upper body has landed FTV in the fresh controversy, with the ministry describing the programme as ‘offending against good taste and decency’.
The visuals were found to be obscene, denigrating women and were not suitable for children and unrestricted public exhibition, the ministry said.
In the past also, the Ministry had prohibited transmission or re-transmission of FTV from April 1, 2007, to May 30, 2007, on grounds of telecasting programmes such as ‘Midnight Hot’ wherein skimpily dressed and semi-naked models were shown.
The prohibition was, however, revoked on May 25, 2007, after FTV.com India Channel regretted their error and assured that such an error will not be repeated in future.