EXCLUSIVE – The superior audiovisual Council (CSA) begins a new sanction procedure against the chain C8, which is manned by the host of “Key not at my post.” This action has been triggered on the grounds that the issue had gender prejudices, and presenting a poor image of the woman.
After the soft method, the hard way. The Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) has just tighten it up a notch the noose around Cyril Hanouna by hiring a new sanction procedure against the chain C8, which is manned by the host of “Key not at my post.” Rare, this action has been triggered on the grounds that the issue had gender prejudices, and presenting a poor image of the woman.
The constable was, however, released a first red card in November: a sequence in which the chronicler Jean-Michel Mayor kissed the chest of a young woman against her will had been to the DTT channel of the group Canal+ to go to a formal notice. Even Laurence Rossignol, minister of women’s rights was mixed. “I grabbed the CSA of the sexual assault”, she had said at the time.
that the regulator may appeal to the independent reporter of the Council of State as it does today, it was not only necessary to see a recurrence, but, in addition, on the same legal basis. Evidence that the host did not heed the warning, a few days later, he asked his columnist Capucine Anav to close their eyes and guess which part of his body she touched, so that he had guided her hands on her sex.
a direct Consequence of the multiplication overflows: 6711 alerts for “Key not at my post” have been identified in 2016. A record…
the Outcry from women’s associations, controversy over the social networks and wave of indignation in the public opinion. The case raises 1379 complaints to the CSA in addition to the 2700 for the episode of the kiss moved. As a direct consequence of the multiplication overflows: 6711 alerts for “Key not at my post” have been identified in 2016. A record which is worth the entertainment flagship of C8 to arrive at the head of the ranking of the emissions that have generated the most complaints to the regulator…
The sanctions procedure that has just been initiated following addition of bit of a first action taken by the CSA in the month of November for “undermining the dignity of the human person”. Suffice to say that for several weeks, the warning shots have been numerous and repeated. Without, it seems, produce so far any effect on Cyril Hanouna. “There are plenty of people who say that we are giving the wrong example (…) We try to give an example of a band that broke” was responded to by the serial repeat offender in his show, described as’prohibited donors of lessons”.
After the warning shots, it may well be that this time the CSA takes to real ball. By entering again the independent reporter of the Council of State, the regulator is clearly his finger on the trigger.
First cartridge at its disposal: force the host to read a message to the antenna, such as for Claire Chazal in 2010 as the result of multiple errors in the JT of TF1. Second option: touch the string directly to the wallet. The CSA may impose in C8 a fine amounting up to 3% of the revenue of Vivendi, the parent company of the Canal+ group. Be the small sum of 320 million euros. Other possibilities, the removal of the entertainment or the affixing of the logo prohibited to under twelve years of age, requiring “Key not at my post” in a broadcast late in the evening. The verdict is expected to occur in the coming weeks or later in the coming months.
For the program’s flagship C8, broadcast nightly in access, this would be a hard blow. “Not touch my position” is in effect the locomotive advertising of Canal+. And Vincent Bolloré, the majority shareholder of Vivendi, has bet big on its host. He signed a cheque of € 250 million over five years, the company production of Cyril Hanouna. However, if his hearing is good, between 1.5 million and 1.7 million viewers, its curve of popularity took a big blow cold. To the point that Hanouna has been ejected from the last ranking of the 50 animators favorite of the French ‘TV Magazine’. In June 2015, it was yet installed on the 17th step of the podium… “The atmosphere is complicated for the chains, engaged in a frantic race to the hearing, which grows to the fault in order to get buzz,” says an observer.
The regulator may decide to put the kibosh on this over general. “This referral to the independent reporter on the right of women is unheard of. It is a sign that the law on gender equality enacted in 2014 and that gives the power to the CSA to punish the channels is useful and applied. It fulfils its role as a bulwark against the excesses of sexist television” welcomes Sylvie Pierre-Brossolette, one of the members of the CSA. How to prevent that the member intends to use all the legal arsenal at its disposal to put an end to the impunity that currently reigns on the PAF.
Contacted, the management of Canal+ has taken note of the referral and reserved his defence in the CSA.