Islamabad High Court is backing an order by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to ban Champions, a reality TV show on BOL Entertainment.
According to PEMRA ‘Champions‘ is being banned for being ‘offensive towards social, religious and cultural values of this country’.
Islamabad High Court upholds PEMRA's order for suspension of "Champion" on Bol Entertainment pic.twitter.com/Ehs7LGBSxF
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) April 9, 2020
So far neither BOL network nor the show host Waqar Zaka have made any comment on this recent development.
The thing about reality TV is that it’s really not for everyone. For non-enthusiasts, it seems pointless and cringe-worthy. There had been numerous complaints against Champions over the violence depicted in the show.
Despite the complaints, online views of Champion tell a story of their own. Champions is Pakistan’s first reality TV show of its kind.
Globally, reality TV shows have also enjoyed success.
What does the Islamabad High Court think?
IHC thought it through before concluding they’re on the same page with PEMRA about what’s offensive towards the country’s ‘social, religious and cultural values‘.
Champions is a reality TV show hosted by the ever-controversial Wakar Zaka. The layout of the show is similar to reality TV shows like Big Brother and Big Boss. The show has volunteers that auditions and were selected live together in a controlled space.
Except they also have to complete a series of physical and mental challenges while they’re there. The participants travel together to different destinations and participate in various challenges.
It’s like a Big Boss and The Challenge cross over. Contestants are eliminated weekly until one champion remains.