Cartoon Network UK Statement In Regards To Steven Universe Complaints
In response to recent complaints about Steven Universe:
Cartoon Network (in Europe) often shows amended versions of programs from US originals.
The US broadcast system requires that shows are marked with a rating –in this case PG (parental guidance necessary). In the UK we have to ensure everything on air is suitable for kids of any age at any time.
We do feel that the slightly edited version is more comfortable for local kids and their parents. We have an ongoing dialogue with our audiences and our shows reflect their preferences. Research shows that UK kids often watch with younger siblings without parental supervision.
Be assured that as a channel and network we celebrate diversity – evident across many of our shows and characters.
End of Statement
To find out more about OFCOM, the OFCOM Broadcasting Code, and regulation of the children’s television industry in the United Kingdom, please follow the link below: