Africa’s Biggest Pay-TV Firm Reviews Films for Racist Content

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Africa’s Biggest Pay-TV operator,  MultiChoice Group Ltd. withdrew films by South African producer and comedian Leon Schuster from its streaming service to determine whether they contain racially insensitive material.

The measure is “precautionary,” pending a review, Richard Boorman, head of communications at Showmax, said in an emailed response to questions. “That review is currently underway.”

The withdrawal of the material comes after the killing of unarmed American George Floyd in Minneapolis and subsequent global protests prompted the entertainment industry to review content. Earlier this month, streaming services including Netflix Inc. and HBO Max canceled shows that contained the use of blackface or racist depictions.

 

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