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19 Jan 2013, 10:48 pm

I just got through watching the first episode of ripper street. I was extremely annoyed by the fact the blurred out the boobs even though the show was rated MA. I remember a time when BBC America did not do that. Did the network get hijacked by a bunch of prudes?



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19 Jan 2013, 10:53 pm

Why don't you watch the original UK version on iPlayer or download it? It's probably available in 720p online.



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19 Jan 2013, 11:30 pm

I, too, find such censorship annoying.

The movie Hannibal was on yesterday and BBC America butchered it, especially the brain scene.

I missed the show. Hopefully I will catch a re-run in the next few days.



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20 Jan 2013, 12:50 am

Tequila wrote:
Why don't you watch the original UK version on iPlayer or download it? It's probably available in 720p online.


Does iPlayer work outside the UK?



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20 Jan 2013, 1:27 am

one-A-N wrote:
Does iPlayer work outside the UK?


It doesn't unless you use a proxy to get it to work.



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20 Jan 2013, 7:10 am

why would a pay-cable network adhere to american over-air broadcast network standards?



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20 Jan 2013, 1:31 pm

If the FCC say's no nudity...generally that's how it goes. in broadcasting they are literally the "moral police." if you don't want to follow their rules they can remove your broadcasting license.



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20 Jan 2013, 1:37 pm

but cable in theory is not under the purview of the broadcast authorities which cover just over-air transmissions/content and not private cable communications. that is why showtime/HBO can show the r-rated content that they do. bbc america should be no different.



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22 Jan 2013, 8:46 am

the programme is about a serial killer and they are worried about nudity. Beggars belief.



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22 Jan 2013, 12:41 pm

I found out that BBC America is afraid the ads would be pulled if they show nudity.



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22 Jan 2013, 10:33 pm

Nightplank wrote:
I found out that BBC America is afraid the ads would be pulled if they show nudity.

since i don't get cable tv, i had no idea that BBC America was a commercial network, as opposed to a pay-cable network.



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28 Jan 2013, 4:54 pm

Since when was cable ever commercial free? Comcast (at least where I'm at) breaks in on a show at times with impunity.


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29 Jan 2013, 6:11 pm

Sam2001 wrote:
the programme is about a serial killer and they are worried about nudity. Beggars belief.


:)



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29 Jan 2013, 9:19 pm

Watch it on Hulu. British shows on their cover nothing!