What does TV-MA mean?

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  • 02/16/2022 16:00:50
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There is no denying that we all love TV, and watching TV content is a major part of our daily routine. You can watch movies, TV series, cooking shows and whatnot. However, you have seen parent guidance warnings on some of the shoes which do not show their content to users lower than a certain age. MA means mature audience, and it is used to represent the system that imposes restrictions on the content we watch on TV. 

A system was introduced in 1997 with the proposal of the TV industry, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the US Congress. That is system is known as TV Paternal Guidelines, and it tells us about the age range a program is appropriate for. Age ratings are variable in different countries like in USA, mature audience is children above the age of 17 and children younger than that can't view a few programs.

A few additional restrictions are also included for children in MA, which is known as DLSV, where D is suggestive dialogue, L is coarse language, S is sexual content, and V is violence. Suggestive dialogues mean the content has some kind of insinuation or innuendo. It does not always bump a program rating to TV-MA, but it is mostly included in PG-13 programs. Coarse language includes vulgar language, swearing, socially offensive and impolite language and curse words. Sexual content means any kind of erotic act or emotion. There can be nudity or sexual language, including a display of full sexual act. Violence also determines a program's rating. The use of drugs is also included in this category as it is not labelled separately.

Violence does not always determine the inclusion of content in MA but the intensity. Some types of violence can be seen by young viewers. For instance, you can see comedic violence in many cartoons. You can set parental control on your device.