Sunday, November 18, 2007

Why can't MTV do this in the States, too?

Apparently MTV is actually capable of creating boundaries in its content. At least, when it's the new kid on the block in the Middle East:
    MTV is hoping hip-hop and reality television tailored and sanitized for a more conservative Middle East will draw young Arabs away from dozens of locally produced music video channels that already dominate the market.

    MTV Arabia, which launched over the weekend, will feature 60 percent international music and 40 percent Arabic music, along with local adaptations of the channel's popular non-music shows.

    But MTV, which is known for airing provocative videos featuring scantily clad women, says the Arab version of the pop-culture channel will show less bare skin and profanity.
And MTV is unwilling to do this in the United States why? Oh yea...we take their bait hook, line and sinker.


theDAve said...

Well thats where it begins. I'd say give it a few years and it will begin to degrade over time as it has here. MTV Started similarly the same way here in the States. But over time they slowly changed the content making it socially acceptable to show what they show. Thats my negative view. I don't have a positive one. ;)

Anonymous said...

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