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Old 02-23-2007, 12:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Why oh why can't this happen here as well???

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6385345.stm

"....But Ofcom has said the ban, which will be phased in, will cover any shows teenagers will find appealing, whenever they are aired.

Ofcom had already said there would be a total ban on ads during children's programmes and on children's channels, as well as adult programmes watched by a large number of children. "

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Old 02-23-2007, 01:49 PM
 
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Even w/o the ban it doesn't seem like the viewer here is bombarded w/ junk food ads. We've been in the Uk for a month and *I* have watched quite a bit of TV, mostly at night but sometimes when the kids are out and I've seen 1 McD's commercial in 3 weeks and one ad for coke zero. The other thing is, there just aren't the same number of channels dedicated to childrens programs, we are watching SKT Tv here and I don't think I've come across any cartoon networks or the like. On our direct TV at home there must be 20 channles JUST for kids.

I was just at a no media lecture before we came here and it's sickening, basicaly the whole purpose of television is to market products
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