GhanaCelebrities.Com’s Editor-Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri joined several Ghanaian social media users earlier today to condemn an adult content broadcast by AGOO TV, part of the EIB Network this afternoon–and the TV station has issued a statement, apologizing for what it calls “wrongful broadcast of undesirable content.”
A section of Ghanaians on social media were upset a while ago about AGOO TV showing what is obviously an inappropriate movie at 3PM on Saturday with kids at home, uncensored and without any prior warning (screenshots below).
“Even if there was a prior warning, you cannot show such a scene as the above on a free-to-watch TV at that time of the day,” Chris-Vincent wrote.
Pope Dee Barnabas IV who captured the screenshots took to Facebook to complain wrote:
You should be sensitive and conscious about the content you churn out at 3:00pm to little kids in the name of Animated Movies.
How can you explain such trash on your network at this hour with no warning or caution for parental guidance ?????
If you know how we suffered to see these things at age 20 mpo like you won’t be freely showing them and denigrating Ghanaian values on free-to-air stations.
Please if you know their MD, tell him we are disappointed and that this is worse than taking a bribe at Parliament #forkins
A Facebook user-Quuqua Aidoo also commented: “This is just crazy. In most homes by this time mothers are busy in the kitchens and fathers probably out of the home with kids having the TV to themselves. Can you imagine walking in and seeing your child watching this?”
And ‘Sapphire Bright’ Owoo asked: “Who’s responsible for monitoring these stations, no decorum in what they show. It’s Saturday, kids are home and lots of parents and guardians are busy, how can you show this at this time of the day? I mean how?”
Following GhanaCelebrities.Com’s publication and perhaps complaints by viewers, the management of AGOO TV has taken to its official Facebook page to issued the below apology.
The Management of Agoo TV, wishes to apologise to our viewers for the wrongful broadcast of undesirable content. It was a genuine error and we apologise for any inconvenience the brief broadcast may have caused our cherished viewers.
As a socially responsible business, the said broadcast does not represent our ideals of decent and compelling content to which Agoo TV is fully committed.
We assure our viewers of a continuously exciting viewing experience. Thank you.