A row between the chief censor and internet television service Lightbox has deepened, with the latest spat over the labelling of adult western Deadwood.
Chief censor Andrew Jack said the Spark-owned company was “continuing to mislead its customers” with “inaccurate” content warnings.
Lightbox chief executive Kym Niblock said Lightbox was meeting the needs of its customers and expressed disappointment Jack had taken his concerns to the media without contacting the company.
Jack said Lightbox had labelled Deadwood with a “provisional R16” rating that failed to include specific warnings about its violent and sexual content from its official R16 classification.
He had previously complained about what he described as inadequate content warnings on ballet-themed drama series Flesh and Bone, which is also shown on Lightbox. [Read more…]