Comcast Programming Guides Won't Display Porn Next To Kid's Shows Anymore

Sorry kids, your days of catching enticingly named porn listed next to your cuddly family shows on Comcast’s programming guide are over. Comcast will now place “blocks of dummy channels” to keep family programs away from the racy pay per view channels.

Earlier this month, Ian Goodson discovered this close encounter. It disturbed him, because his 9-year-old daughter regularly checks the programming guide to see what’s playing on ABC Family HD and Disney HD. Even though all she might see is a few suggestive words, rather than the programs themselves, Goodson does not want his daughter to stumble upon the obscene while seeking out the wholesome.

“At noon there’s pornography right above the kids’ channel stuff,” Goodson, 28, a sales rep who lives in Minnetonka. “It just doesn’t make any logical sense at all.”

Comcast already offers a way to screen what it calls “rather graphic” titles out of the programming guide, but even cable execs should realize that kids shows and porn shouldn’t play anywhere near each other.

Comcast agrees with angry parent: no more close encounters between porn channels and kids’ channels in program guide [The Star Tribune]