Sunday, August 17, 2008

Another score for porn

It's an interesting comment on Canada today, that federal regulators seem so ready to give the go-ahead for a Canadian-made porn channel but in the past have been less than charitable to Christian television.

Last year, the CRTC rebuked Lethbridge religious television network The Miracle Channel for questionable fundraising tactics. It later denied the cable station's bid to rebroadcast its signal into Calgary and Edmonton markets. This year, however, the regulator believes the country has an appetite for more pornography and has licensed Edmonton-based Northern Peaks -- as long as the digital channel commits to 50 per cent Canadian content.

Northern Peaks' Shaun Donnelly is confident he will find a cable or satellite distributor to carry his channel, asserting there's a huge, unfulfilled market for local porn. "I've always found there's a real turn-on to watching and knowing it's people you could run into in the grocery store," he told Canwest News Service. No doubt he's right. But, was this the local culture the country's broadcast act was intended to foster?

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