I pay extra to get all the premium movie channels my TV provider (Charter Communications) offers. These include a slew of HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, Epix and whatever commercial free movie channels (I abhor TV commercials).
What I am noticing on most of these movie channels is that some of the movies I watch are censored either in the visual content of what is being shown or the language being used. I have noticed this visually with black areas on the screen to hide certain body parts as well as skips in the sound continuity of a movie to hide things which are being said.
My question is whether this visual and language censorship is being done by the premium channels themselves or is being done by my TV provider. If the former I can evidently do nothing about other than vote with my dollar and not pay for the premium service. If the latter I can at least talk to my TV provider to see if there is some way the censorship can be removed from my viewing of movies on these commercial-free premium channels.