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‘Not enough’ Canadian porn on TV: regulator

AFP-JIJI

Canada’s broadcasting regulator wants to see more locally made porn on Canadian television, according to a notice on its website that accuses three channels of failing to meet licensing requirements.

According to the the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), three Toronto-based channels — AOV Adult Movie Channel, XXX Action Clips and Maleflixxx — have failed to provide a minimum of 35 percent Canadian content.

The rules require a portion of programming to be at least partly written, produced or presented by persons in Canada, to bolster the local industry and showcase Canadian content.

A hearing has been set for April 28 to decide whether the channels’ broadcasting licenses, which expire at the end of August, should be renewed.

The daily National Post satirically lamented the local porn industry’s “reluctance to tackle distinctively Canadian issues.” And the tabloid Toronto Sun hailed the CRTC’s call for more “naughty Newfoundlanders and Manitoba MILFs.”