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Why are there adverts on all the time on every channel at the same time!!!

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    It almost like channels nowadays don't show anything on their schedule, its like the schedule consists of mcdonalds and aldi's adverts!!!!!
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    I personally like the adverts...
    Maybe they're on at the same time so you HAVE TO WATCH THEM... Just maybe
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    No, it's really not. Yes, adverts are annoying, but for an hour, you still have a good 45 minutes of programming. For half an hour, you still have 25 minutes.
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    Because they generally come every 15 minutes, so a 30 minute show is in 2 parts.
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    This annoys me no end, like your watching something, adverts come on, get angry, turn tv over, more adverts, try again, more adverts etc then when you give up and go back to what you were originally watching, whaddaya know, it's time for adverts again!
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    May be wrong I'm pretty sure regulator Ofcom dictates the times adverts can be on. I know that there are restrictions on how many minutes of ads there can be in an hour at least!

    They are very annoying most of the time. But look at it this way, they pay for the TV shows you're watching.
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    I have noticed it as well actually - very very annoying.
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    (Original post by KatyLauren)
    I personally like the adverts...
    Maybe they're on at the same time so you HAVE TO WATCH THEM... Just maybe
    This!!
    If adverts were on at different times on different channels no one would watch them, the products in the adverts wouldn't sell as well and the channels wouldn't make any money if there weren't adverts.

    I like adverts too. And I think BBC should show them and get rid of tv licence! :yep:
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    (Original post by knack)
    May be wrong I'm pretty sure regulator Ofcom dictates the times adverts can be on. I know that there are restrictions on how many minutes of ads there can be in an hour at least!

    They are very annoying most of the time. But look at it this way, they pay for the TV shows you're watching.
    Believe it or not broadcasters aren't allowed to show more than an average of 7 minutes per hour of advertising in one day - although they are allowed up to 12 minutes an hour. There should also be at least 20 minutes of programmes between commercials and individual breaks must not exceed three minutes and 50 seconds.

    Hard to believe I know - although some do break the rules occasionally:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ng-longer.html (bit out of date I know).

    Official rules from OFCOM here:
    http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/codes...ules/rules.pdf
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    (Original post by thomasross)
    Believe it or not broadcasters aren't allowed to show more than an average of 7 minutes per hour of advertising in one day - although they are allowed up to 12 minutes an hour. There should also be at least 20 minutes of programmes between commercials and individual breaks must not exceed three minutes and 50 seconds.

    Hard to believe I know - although some do break the rules occasionally:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ng-longer.html (bit out of date I know).

    Official rules from OFCOM here:
    http://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv/ifi/codes...ules/rules.pdf
    Yey so I was more or less right. Your point in bold there I assume only applies to hour long (or more) programmes since a programme shown in a 30 min time slot will only be about 22 minutes long.

    Edit.. just thinking about it though that point doesn't really make any sense at all since an hour long programme usually doesn't have 20 minutes between ad breaks.. unless I'm missing something.
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    thank god for sky plus, i intentionally start watching programs 10-15 minutes after they start so i can skip the adverts when they are on, it makes watching shows like 24/lost/prison break less frustrating

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