No More Commercials on French Television

#Advertising

Tue, Jan 6th, 2009 08:23 by capnasty NEWS

Thanks to French President Nicolas Sarkozy's media reforms, commercials are now banned between the hours of 8 PM to 6 AM on state-run television stations. It will eventually be phased out completely by 2011. The goal is to provide quality programming versus revenue generating shows. The financial shortfall will be recuparated by higher taxes on advertisements run on private channels and new taxes on internet providers and cellular phone operators.

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