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Submission: Free-to-air television time bands
1 August 2018
The Broadcasting Standards Authority of New Zealand (BSA) is reviewing the time bands for television content. These time bands define what kinds of programmes (i.e. classified general audience, parental guidance recommended, or adult only) are screened at various times of the day, for the main purpose of protecting children from harmful content. Considering that increasing numbers of people record and view programmes at any time of the day, and some programmes are available online at any time, the utility of time bands is under review. BSA is also reviewing the two classification systems, but we have no position on that aspect.
Read the full submission below.