Thursday, April 12, 2018
TV NEWS ROUND-UP. Today's interesting TV stories to read from TVwithThinus - 12 April 2018.
Here's the latest news about TV that I read and that you should read too:
■ The BBC's rauchy drama Versailles cancelled after viewers quickly tired of the pornographic scenes in the United Kingdom and France.
■ Australia's TV industry is highly concerned about that country's broadcasters who want the Australian government to decrease the amount of local children's programming and local drama they're supposed to produce.
■ Should TV series like Little Britain and The Simpsons change with the times?
■ Russia's REN TV thrown out of the hospital where a former Russian spy is being treated after he was poisoned as the REN TV reporter and cameraman wandered through corridors at the Salisbury District Hospital.
■ Causing a splash: BBC presenter Mike Bushell ends up in the deep end during a live swimming pool TV interview.
■ Zimbabwe's censors ban all TV and radio adverts for prophets and "traditional healings".
Ironically Zimbabwean viewers will still be able to watch charlatan shows like Spirit on the FOX Life channel that is available on both Kwesé TV and DStv Zimbabwe.
■ ZEE Entertainment does a programming upfront in Nigeria about upcoming shows on Zee, Zee World, Zee Bollymovies and Zee's other TV channels.
■ TV viewers in Kenya furious over the broadcast of a Kiss condom commercial on television.
Kenya's belligerent censorship tsar Ezekiel Mutua says the country's censorship board will go to court to ban broadcasters from showing the condom advert.
■ Expensive free speech in Tanzania: Bloggers in Tanzania now have to register and pay $900 per year.
■ Shocking new TV show in Belgium breaks viewership records as a comedian tell jokes in the horrifically cruel show called Taboo, about paraplegics, amputees, and all kinds of minorities including gays, dwarfs, the poor, the fat, blind people, people with mental illness and even children without arms.