Monday, October 26, 2015

Breaking news: Nigerians won as DSTV pulls down ‘I am Jazz’

Protesting Nigerian parents seem to have won the battle of ‘morals’ as the MultiChoice Nigeria has pulled down ‘I am Jazz’ expected to start airing tomorrow on DSTV, reports ITRealms.

Public Relations and Talent Lead at MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. Efosa Aiyevbomwan confirmed to ITRealms that they are aware of the concerns raised by viewers across various platforms, about the airing of “I am Jazz”, the story of a transgender child scheduled to show on TLC, Channel 172 on 27 October 2015.

He also said that based on these concerns, they have decided to pull off the schedule on ‘I am Jazz’ due to show on TLC 172.

“After careful consideration and wide consultation from various stakeholders, MultiChoice informs its esteemed subscribers that the mini-series, “I am Jazz” has been pulled off the schedule,” he told ITRealms.

Aiyevbomwan also said in a press statement made available to ITRealms on this matter that MultiChoice regularly assess the impact content have on customers and reassured them that their interests are always considered. 

MultiChoice, however, pointed out that its decoders are encrypted with the parental control feature that empowers parents with ultimate control over what their children view.

“We also encourage parents to make use of this feature as much as possible to ensure that their children only watch what their parents deem appropriate,” he submitted.

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