October 16, 2018

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DStv cancels transgender show, I Am Jazz

DStv cancels transgender show,  I Am Jazz

DStv and TLC Entertainment (DStv 172) have abruptly pulled a new reality show about a transgendered teen after a looming threat of censorship in Nigeria.

The show, I Am Jazz, was scheduled to start on Tuesday night at 20:55 on TLC Entertainment run by Discovery Networks International (DNI) on MultiChoice’s DStv satellite pay-TV platform but has suddenly been dumped and replaced with another show without any programming advisory or explanation.

The abrupt removal of I Am Jazz follows after Nigeria’s broadcasting regulator, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), over the past weekend said it is going to investigate MultiChoice and TLC Entertainment over the transgender teen show and whether “the programme is indeed promoting undesirable ideas that will offend the Nigerian public”. Read more

 

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