Thursday, April 19, 2012

BREAKING. Carte Blanche on M-Net appealing the ruling from the Broadcasting Complaints Commission regarding the Electro Smart device.

M-Net's weekly investigative magazine show Carte Blanche is appealing a ruling made by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) which ordered Carte Blanche to apologise regarding a certain insert broadcast in August last year.

ALSO READ: Carte Blanche on M-Net ordered to apologise on-air for its Electro Smart apparatus insert which was described as a timer.

Earlier today the BCCSA, in a judgement, ordered Carte Blanche to apologise on-air for what the BCCSA found in its judgement was a "mischaracterisation" by the TV show of a device from Electro Smart.

In a just-issued press release, M-Net's Carte Blanche says "Carte Blanche respectfully disagrees with the ruling and imposed sanctions made by the BSSCA regarding an insert that investigated a power-saving product called the Electro Smart apparatus. Therefore, Carte Blanche is appealing the BCCSA judgment."

"The imposed sanction required Carte Blanche to broadcast the BCCSA ruling on either Sunday, 22 April 2012 or Sunday, 29 April 2012, but the chairperson of the tribunal has subsequently granted the Carte Blanche request to suspend the sanction."

M-Net says "Carte Blanche, renowned for its superb investigative journalism, has won more than 120 prestigious local and international awards for its in-depth stories. Being a respected consumer watchdog for South Africans, Carte Blanche prides itself on delivering accurate and honest content."