Sunday, August 24, 2008
France's High Audiovisual Council has nixed tv shows intended for viewing by children under three, citing concerns that such programming might harm the tykes' intellectual development, slow their language acquisition, and make them over-excited (or passive). In its sights: BabyFirstTV and BabyTV. Thus, French networks won't be able to create such domestic shows, and those networks that import such programming will have to label it with warning signs for clueless French parents. Are the Teletubbies next? Read more here in an MSNBC.com story.