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Why is SonicTap 816, TV-MA?


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#1 OFFLINE   IndyMichael

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:23 PM

The way they butcher songs, it can't be due to content. Bit of a PITA to have to unlock the kids dvrs every time they want to listen to it.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:29 PM

Ya, "Today's Hit's" Are they not played on 65% of most car radios? Interesting indeed.

Could it be a hold over from XM 816?
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:02 PM

The DMX DBS channel guide lists the "Today's Hits" channel as "It doesn't get more current than this. Adult themes"

While standards of decency seem to be lower each year (including what over-the-air FM stations now play that they didn't dare years ago), I'm sure there are many DirecTV subscribers who do not want their kids listening to or watching channels with "adult themes", hence the parental blocks.

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#4 OFFLINE   dcowboy7

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:54 PM

Ya, "Today's Hit's" Are they not played on 65% of most car radios?

But the radio stations play the edited versions of the songs.

This sonic station evidently doesnt.


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i called sonic & the girl said that the MA rating is correct.

She said its more for 'themes' of the songs rather than actual lyric words & they are just playing it safe with the MA rating.

Edited by dcowboy7, 10 May 2010 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:26 PM

It's the way Sonic has the ratings. It cannot be changed, I complained on day 1.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:14 PM

But the radio stations play the edited versions of the songs.

This sonic station evidently doesnt.


edit:
i called sonic & the girl said that the MA rating is correct.

She said its more for 'themes' of the songs rather than actual lyric words & they are just playing it safe with the MA rating.


Interesting! Thanks for doing all the home work on this one!
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:37 AM

Heck - IFC's reairing of Monty Python was all TV-MA.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:39 PM

If they're going to insist on a TV-MA rating, then they should stop butchering the songs. Is SonicTap run by Puritans?

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:12 PM

Yea like in "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga they edit out the line:

"Cause I'm a freak bitch baby"....they keep it in radio stations versions but sonic edits it out + it always cracks me up when i hear it too.

Gaga rules !!

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:32 PM

Girls Gone Wild with full nudity on HDnet, TV-14, butchered, edited music on Sonic 816, TV-MA, yeah, that makes sense. :nono2:




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