CBS Pledges to Continue Super Bowl Indecency Battle

02 June 2006

WASHINGTON - The CBS television network has lost another appeal against the $550,000 (€430k; £294k) fine over Janet Jackson's 2004 Super Bowl 'wardrobe malfunction' [WAMN: 27-Sept-04].

The Federal Communications Commission has rejected for a second time the broadcaster's contention that the show was not indecent and has affirmed its view that CBS's violation was wilfull.

The network, which has consistently apologised for the "inappropriate and unexpected half-time incident" says: "We continue to disagree with the FCC's finding that the broadcast was legally indecent. We will continue to pursue all remedies necessary to affirm our legal rights, and so today's decision by the FCC is just another step in that process."