Your porn is not Canadian enough

by on March 8, 2014 at 6:10 am in Film, Law, Television | Permalink

For failing to broadcast sufficient levels of Canadian-made pornography — and failing to close-caption said pornography properly — a trio of Toronto-based erotica channels has earned a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission.

Wednesday, the CRTC issued a broadcast notice saying AOV Adult Movie Channel, XXX Action Clips and the gay-oriented Maleflixxx were all failing to reach the required 35% threshold for Canadian content.

Based on a 24-hour broadcast schedule, that translates to about 8.5 hours of Canadian erotica a day.

There is more here, and for the pointer I thank TH.

Hei Lun Chan March 8, 2014 at 7:53 am

Barenaked ladies not Canadian enough

Axa March 8, 2014 at 8:14 am

Failing to close caption properly?

JKB March 8, 2014 at 9:42 am

Apparently, some Canadians watch porn for the dialogue.

Dan Weber March 8, 2014 at 10:52 am

“Harder, eh?! Harder, eh?!”

Nathan Larson March 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

LOL!

So Much for Subtlety March 8, 2014 at 8:36 am

A gay channel too? Frankly I would have thought that the market for Mountie-on-Mountie (so to speak) action was enormous.

And how much close captioning do porn films need? “Oh Baby, uhh, Oh God, aaaahhh” and that is about it.

But then I don’t watch a lot of Canadian porn, Gay or not. So I might just be naive.

Bill March 8, 2014 at 9:10 am

Is the bilingualism,

A mandate to speak English and French

or

A sex act.

Roy March 8, 2014 at 9:35 am

So is Canadian porn content like Canadian music content, 2 out of 3?

I know they recently got rid of their exotic dancer immigration quota, so clearly they are trying to build a domestic porn industry, and with Canadian labour, Steve Sailor must be filled with admiration. Soon girls with Daddy issues from Manitoba and young hustlers from Abitibi-Témiscamingue won’t have to make the long trek south to greater LA to ply their trade…. Of course after the Jun Lin affaire you’d think they might have second thoughts

Mark Thorson March 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm

No, they’re trying to support the maple syrup industry. You never see maple syrup used in U.S. porn.

Roy March 8, 2014 at 9:38 am

One other question I have?

In this new era, who will become The Tragically Hip of adult entertainment?

Jay March 8, 2014 at 9:42 am

We should offer to send Justin Bieber back to Canada. They have a use for him!

JKB March 8, 2014 at 9:48 am

“…to reach the required 35% threshold for Canadian content.”

So is the problem that they aren’t buying Canadian porn or are their to few young Canadian women (and men) doing porn?

Really the Canadians need to look to America. We start priming our children for porn careers in middle school with forced lesbian kisses and explicit discussion of sex acts in the curriculum. And let’s forget the university Sex Weeks.

Jan March 8, 2014 at 10:46 am

It’s kind of sweet that we have the lowest abortion rate since 73 and that the teen birth has been declining for decades. Wait…now you’re telling me that the trends simply reflect all the forced lesbianism in the curriculum. Dammit!

Edward Burke March 8, 2014 at 10:09 am

The failures of regulation on display!

Granted, I don’t follow this industry closely, so I’m having to rely on dim memories of splashy news stories, but: wasn’t it not so long ago that some Canadian producers of porn were resorting to making snuff films and depicting cannibalism domestically? Obviously, Canadian mortuary regulators are not being allowed to have their say, and I guess it’s arguable that Canadian meat-packing industry regulators feel shunned, perhaps rightly so.

Hmmm: let me pause here, I just had some Canadian bacon with my eggs and toast . . . .

Thor March 8, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Sorry, is that domestic or imported cannibalism?

Jan March 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

Growing up in Michigan I used to always listen to a good modern rock station from Windsor. But every 5 or 6 songs were obscure or just bad. I think it’s because they were just straining to meet their Canadian artist quota.

Ted Craig March 8, 2014 at 1:17 pm

That’s what killed CKLW.

Thehova83 March 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

I live in the Detroit area and listen to a lot of Canadia radio.

On principle, I dislike CanCon. But practically, it’s amazing how effective it shapes my music taste towards Canadian artists since I moved to the Detroit area a couple years ago.

Canadians like to depict themselves as modest, but I don’t know of a prouder and more patriotic people. CanCon definitely serves their interest.

farmer March 8, 2014 at 11:44 am

there is some arbitrage elements going on here, as well. There are now several VERY big, VERY popular porn production companies based out of Montreal, almost certainly for this reason. If there is built-in demand, you can make quite a bit of money. Brazzers is frequently among the top 500 internet sites visited, and Pegas Productions is the #1 french language porn company in the world

Germ March 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

They’re probably just trying to save the endangered Canadian beaver ..

Brent Buckner March 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Brings to mind _How I Met Your Mother_ episode “Old King Clancy”.

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