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Streaming services to screen content warnings next year

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Thursday, 12 September 2019, 11:52AM

A media expert believes classifying films and TV on streaming services should be easy.

The Government has decided content warnings on streaming services like Netflix need to be tightened up, in the wake of controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why.

Victoria University media law lecturer Peter Thompson told Mike Hosking most of the content itself has already been classified.

He says the biggest player Netflix has already signed up to age ratings on its shows.

Thompson says legislation wouldn't be hard to implement and its a relatively straightforward process to incorporate a warning sign.

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