“All Animation channels are blocked as per order of DC”.
Doraemon, Chota Bheem are no more seen in most houses of Belgaum who have subscribed to the local cable operators, as Ridhi vsion and Vardaraj the two major cable operators have blocked the transmission of Cartoon channels. How ever one Kannada Cartoon channel Chintu TV is still being shown.
Parents associations and some other groups had given a memorandum to the DC and the cable operators some time back that transmission of cartoon channels be blocked during the exams season as the kids normally will watch only TV and will not study.
Nitin a banker told this blog, “I have a 1 year old kid at home and the only way to make him sit quietly is to show him Doraemon for 30 mins. In-fact even I like to see cartoon for about 15 mins after a days work as it acts as a great stress reliever as there is no logic behind it and one feels relaxed. I dont seem to understand why even I should not be able to see the Cartoon channels, this is not a fair decision on part of the cable network. Are these cable network folks going to pay me back some amount for not showing these channels?”
Another parent said, “Blocking of these cartoon channels is a very good decision as the kids now can easily concentrate on studies but at the same time made a mention of other activities which divert the mind of the children like the cricket matches, IPL would start in March, here also locally matches are being played so how does this really make an impact is to be seen.”
Prasad said “There are exams all the year round so all these channels should be banned, we have unit tests, semesters etc all the year round, so will these channels be blocked then as well, this is not correct and not fair as well, those who want to see they will see and these days all TV’s have some kind of parental lock, they should make use of it. And this is limited to cable network only, now a days many use DTH services where there is no control, then why this fuss?”