Question For Holly Saunders

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Hey Holly,

    Some time ago, I read that British TV networks run all their daily commercials together in the form of a long Infomercial, leaving the rest of the programming day free from commercial interruptions.

    Is this true?
    Hal
     
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  2. Holly Saunders

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    Nope... !! in a word!!
     
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  4. Holly Saunders

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    oooh we are lucky in a way Shirley because we have 2 of the main terrestrial channels BBC1 and BBC2..which run completely without commercials..that's the reason we have to pay for an annual TV licence, to cover the cost!! if they ran adverts we'd no longer have to pay for the licence which is approx £150 per year... BUT..I hate adverts and despite recording everything I watch on the other 600 plus channels to FF the ads, it's nice to be able to watch quality programming on the main 2 BBC channels without any interference or ad breaks..

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    Do remember that adverts were limited to 2 minutes for every 15 min of screen time

    Which then posed a problem if an hour long American series was being shown as it only lasted for 45 min. they had to make up the lost time so we got a fill in of something else for 5 mins
     
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  6. Holly Saunders

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    actually 3 minutes... but now we're subjected to anything up to 7 minutes..!! You can go and have a shower in the time it takes for an advert.. I hate adverts. Fortunately we're still not as bad as the USA we get only one advert per 30 minute show, and only 3 max 4 in a 90 minute movie...
     
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    We have similar problems when they show the British TV series over here, as they take ALL the ads out and then they have to show fillers to fill up the time.
     
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  8. Hal Pollner

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    During one commercial break, I counted 11 advertizers! (American TV)

    Hal
     
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  9. Holly Saunders

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    I'll make a point of watching an Ad today, and let you know how many we have on average...
     
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    Yep .. too many ads and not enough programing. It's almost to the point where there is more ad time ..and to that I say thank goodness for the fast forward button and the DVR. That is the only way I watch tv anymore.
     
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  11. Holly Saunders

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    just watched an hour long programme...and approx 5 adverts in each break...so ads every 15 minutes...
     
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