Thursday, 20 May 2010

Email Channel 4 and Make Your Voice Heard

Dear __________,

Thank you for contacting Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries.

We are sorry to hear that you disagree with the broadcast of the Marie Stopes advertisement.

Channel 4 has had no input into the content of this advertisement, which makes no mention of abortion and is similar to advertising already carried in other media. The advert has been approved for broadcast by  learcast UK, which gave us unambiguous guidance that it is compliant with BCAP's Advertising Standards Code.

The BCAP Code contains robust rules about the nature and content of TV advertising and we believe it offers sufficient protection for our viewers against potential harm and offence. Therefore, subject to an advert being cleared for broadcast under the code, we are prepared to transmit it in an appropriate time slot; we believe it is up to viewers to form their own judgments about the content and messages that advertising contains.

Nevertheless; please be assured that your complaint has been logged and passed onto those responsible for our advertising.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate all feedback from our viewers; complimentary or otherwise.


Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries

Click here to register your complaint. Channel 4 have human blood on their hands after they have aired that advert, since Marie Stopes International must have done the maths and worked out that the money for the advertisement is 'worth it' and will recoup the dividends in terms of abortions paid for by the NHS. A blacker day for TV, and possibly for this country, there has never been.


pelerin said...

Typical response from Channel 4 - nothing to do with us guv.

I learnt about this from the Mail this morning and was shocked to see that according to them the Marie Stopes organisation receives an estimated £30 million a year from the NHS to carry out abortions.

PS I think I've cracked how to get your blog at last!

Channel4 Watcher said...

Well to be fair, the ad is nothing to do with Channel 4. The Channel has a legal obligation to air any advert which has passed the sensors. Your beef isn't with Channel 4, it's with the quango that holds responsibility for these decisions. It's not that hard to understand (unless you're exceptional dim or obtuse).

Channel4 Watcher said...

should have read 'censors' (not sensors). Apologies.

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