Advertising on Irish television

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The BAI are currently undertaking a consultation on proposed increases in the amount of time that can be devoted to advertising on Irish television. They are proposing to increase the limit from 10 minutes per hour to the maximum allowable under EU law, of 12 minutes, and also to increase ...

Intersecting regulatory structures

Monday, May 24th, 2010

For broadcasters, there can often be several different regulatory structures governing the same set of activities - which adds, of course, to the complexity of decision-making by managers and others. I was reminded of this today when I saw this tidbit from Inside Radio (the story itself is behind a pay-wall): AG: ...

New EU rules permit product placement

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

New EU-wide regulations for product placement in TV content are on the way, after being approved in the European parliament. In the past product placement has not been allowed in many, if not all, EU countries, but that's all about to change. The claim from those pushing product placement is that ...

Journalism, the BBC, and advertising

Monday, November 12th, 2007

The 'he said/she said' model of journalism is frequently problematic, reducing complex issues to two 'sides' and often unduly elevating a marginal or rogue opinion to parity with broad informed consensus. Sometimes, however, it can be rather helpful, and I think that this example from the BBC shows that in action. ...