Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ads on Spanish TV to be reduced

If you watch Spanish TV, especially TVE1 and TVE2 you'll know what I'm talking about when I say that the number and length of adverts on those channels are a real turn off. It's actually why we stopped watching those channels.

So today I was quite exctied to read this article but then realised that something somewhere is very wrong. They are currently supposed to not show more than 10 mintues of ads every hour....that's rubbish! For example, Telediario finishes at 9:45. Then at 10:00 there is 5 minutes of weather (yes, 5 minutes) then another 10 or 15 minutes of ads. Then a film starts and 10 minutes later another set of ads. Where is the 10 minute limit?

So now they are going to reduce it to 9 minutes from next year....yeah right, as if they are really going to respect that too.

I for one will still not bother watching those channels with more ads than programmes.

Off of my soapbox now and get back to work.