About a week or two ago, something like that, an commercial has been removed by Israeli TV that was deemed "offensive to haredim." The commercial was a satire showing Hasidim singing and dancing in protest of high definition television.
This is the commercial.
The thing is in real life, the haredim in Israel don't sing and dance in protest. They throw rocks, riot, and burn stuff. Okay, here's the thing. According to the Jerusalem post the haredim did a cartoon of their own.
In expressed dissatisfaction that haredim could not bully around the nonharedim of Israel into gender segregated busing and although thats not what how the haredim explain it, an interpretation can be made that this cartoon compares secular Jewish women to pigs.
Essentially the haredim are saying that its ok for them to do satire, cartooning or whatever about nonharedim but its not okay for the nonharedim to satirize them. This is similar to the anger of the followers of another religion about cartoons in Europe made about their prophet, while they themselves do vile antisemetic cartooning in their own newspapers in some of these countries that pratice that religion.
The core of the issue is that 1) that the haredim are control freaks and 2) the haredim don't undrstand or they don't like that in a free society one has to mind his own business about what other people think and do.
Now for my next point in this post. Athough while there are stuff on TV that is not worth watching TV is a great medium for conveying stories, memorable ones. Be it the story of a kid who goes back in time and forward in time and back again etc. to save his family, or the story of a starship that gets sent 75,000 lightyears from Earth by an alien force, and the ship is trying to find its way back, or the story of how someones parents were killed when he was eight years old and later in life he dons a mask and saves his city from a self righteous cult of destruction.
Granted a good television show could not go in depth into a story the way that a book can, but there is one thing in common between a good book and a good television show - that the stories are character driven. Sci-fi in particular, its not about the technology, the ships, etc. that makes a story progress, but rather the characters in a sci-fi setting (this holds true for every other setting also), and their personalities and how they overcome the trials that are sent their way.
The point is, that the antitelevision freaks in the orthodox world don't know what they are missing.