Radio and Television Act, 1988


10.—(1) Programmes broadcast in a sound broadcasting service provided pursuant to any sound broadcasting contract may include advertisements inserted therein.

(2) The Commission shall draw up, from time to time as it thinks proper, a code governing standards and practice in advertising and every sound broadcasting contractor shall comply with the code in respect of advertisements broadcast by it.

(3) No advertisement shall be broadcast which is directed towards any religious or political end or which has any relation to an industrial dispute.

(4) The total daily times for broadcasting advertisements in a sound broadcasting service provided pursuant to a sound broadcasting contract shall not exceed a maximum of 15 per cent. of the total daily broadcasting time and the maximum time to be given to advertisements in any hour shall not exceed a maximum of ten minutes.

(5) In this section, references to advertisements shall be construed as including references to advertising matter contained in sponsored programmes, that is to say, in programmes supplied for advertising purposes by or on behalf of an advertiser.

(6) It shall be the duty of the Commission to ensure that sound broadcasting contractors comply with the requirements of subsections (2), (3) and (4).