The SABC has noted with concern last week’s misleading article, “Does TV sex really sell?”, which insinuated that the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) upheld a case pertaining to sex scenes on Generations: The Legacy, and found the organisation guilty.
It must be noted that the BCCSA has not made such a finding and, in fact, made the ruling that “the respondent [SABC] has not breached any of the provisions of the Code of Conduct”.
The SABC made a decision not to broadcast the omnibus on Saturday, July 22, for episodes shown from July 17 to 21, in response to complaints received from some viewers who may have been offended by some of the sex scenes. This decision was not due to any negative finding by the BCCSA.
The SABC will utilise the recommendation by the BCCSA to place an additional audience advisory on top of the advisory it already shows, should there be episodes of “ultrasuggestive scenes”, by stating: “Today’s episode may contain some scenes which involve suggestive sex. Viewer discretion is advised.”
Kaizer Kganyago SABC spokesperson