Australian Council on Children and the Media

TEN program promotion breaches Code December 17, 2013

Network TEN Sydney Pty Ltd’s (TEN) broadcast of a program promotion for the drama,Ripper Street, has breached the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice. The program was promoted in a broadcast on 23 July 2013, during an episode of MasterChef Australia which is classified G. The Australian Communications and Media Authority received a complaint about sex and violence within the promotion.

In addition to complying with the G classification guidelines, such a promotion must also comply with additional special restrictions applicable to all promotions broadcast during G classified programs between 7.00 pm and 8.30 pm. These classification provisions are aimed at ensuring children are not exposed to material that is unsuitable for viewing without supervision.

Read details of the decision on the ACMA website