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CVM hit by 'Da Vinci' F-bombs

Published:Friday | September 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Recently, several people have come forward lashing out at CVM TV's acquisition of the rights to a number of American cable shows. The Broadcasting Commission has been urged to look into the matter and put an end to the hijacking of cable shows as cable providers are forced to block these programmes from being aired at their usual times. It is unjust to deny people access to what they legally paid for.

This rush to grab American shows seems to be a mad scramble to boost ratings and, as usual, they look to 'foreign'. Many of the programmes are raunchy, crass and promote immorality and poor values. And it seems they are not been properly screened before broadcast either.

Earlier this week, CVM aired an expletive-laced episode of Da Vinci's Demons. I wonder why it wasn't stopped after the first F-bomb. It was bound to happen. From sexually explicit scenes to foul language, the CVM series grab runs the full gamut. They were bound to slip up. Craven puppy mus' choke.

I hope the Broadcasting Commission will now awaken from its slumber and act according. Teach CVM that 'F' is not for family.

ADRIAN MITCHELL

adrianmitch@yahoo.com

Kingston