CBS to fight FCC's 'Super Bowl' fine

MUMBAI: Going by what Viacom co-president and co-chief operating officer Leslie Moonves reportedly told the Television Critics Association on Sunday, the Viacom owned CBS Television Network is expected to fight the fine imposed on it by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the Super Bowl show episode.

An article appeared in, quotes Moonves as saying if a fine is slapped they will take the issue to the court.



FCC has slapped a fine of $550,000 on the network over this year's Super Bowl halftime show produced by MTV, another Viacom subsidiary. The live programme created a row as Justin Timberlake ripped fellow singer Janet Jackson's costume, briefly exposing her breast to the viewers.

The network had regretted the Jackson incident. As a conciliatory measure, it had even added a five-second precautionary delay for some of its live events.

US regulations prevent television and radio stations from airing obscene material. As per the regulation, such material should be telecast only in the late night band.

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