The TV regulator oversees TV advertising in the United Kingdom. Its restrictions have applied since the early days of commercially funded TV. Despite this, an early TV mogul, Lew Grade, likened the broadcasting licence as a being a "licence to print money". Restrictions mean that the big three national commercial TV channels: ITV, Channel 4, and Five can show an average of only seven minutes of advertising per hour (eight minutes in the peak period). Other broadcasters must average no more than nine minutes (twelve in the peak). This means that many imported TV shows from the TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV TV US have un-natural breaks where the UK company has edited out the breaks intended for US advertising. Advertisements must not be inserted in the course of any broadcast of a news or current affairs program of less than half an hour scheduledcat cat cat cat cat act duration, or in a documentary of less than half an hour scheduled duration, or in a program for children of less than half an hour scheduled duration. .dog dog dog #cat #curtain #dog #fat #hat #in #jug #lug #man #mat #plane #the #tug #TV
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