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Ofcom provides Product Placement logo

The logo must appear for three seconds at the start and end of programmes that have product placement in them and after any advertising breaks.

The logo must appear for three seconds at the start and end of
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Product Placement - the paid-for placement of products, services and trademarks in TV programmes - will be allowed in UK television programmes for the first time from 28 February 2011.

TV channels will run on-screen information campaigns to let viewers know that some UK-made programmes will soon be able to include Product Placement, and to explain the meaning of the Product Placement logo.

The campaign will direct viewers to Ofcom's Product Placement webpage.

Product Placement will be allowed in films (including dramas and documentaries), TV series (including soaps), entertainment shows and sports programmes. But it will be prohibited in all children's and news programmes and in current affairs, consumer advice and religious programmes.

Product Placement rules ban the promotion of tobacco, medicines, alcohol, gambling, foods or drinks that are high in fat, salt or sugar, all other medicines, baby milk, weapons and escort agencies.

Product Placement must not impair broadcasters' editorial independence and must be editorially justified - programmes cannot be created only for purposes of featuring Product Placement, not can placed products and services be promoted,endorsed, prominently featured within programmes.



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Comments
Monday, 14 February 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:14 AM

Quite why you can't use words to get this over, such as

THIS PROGRAMME CONTAINS PRODUCTS THAT HAVE PAID FOR INCLUSION

I don't know.

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Michael Bane
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4:57 PM

I thought it was a parking sign!

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:26 PM

Michael Bane: It reminds me rather of PPP healthcare...


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Universa
11:12 PM

beggars belief

guns ?
baby milk
escort escort agencies ?

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011
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Johno
9:41 AM

We've been doing it for years already!


‪Pot Noodles‬‏
- YouTube


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Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Mark A.
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8:14 PM
Haywards Heath

Michael Bane.
No it's not a parking sign but will be parked on the screen next to the channel DOG.
I hope the two dogs will not get too friendly as we will end up with baby dogs all over the screen.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011
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Michael Bane
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5:05 PM

Mark A.
Could be K-nine or more!

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Sunday, 20 February 2011
Heinz
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:29 AM
Colchester

I wonder whether PPP (Private Patients Plan) are paying Ofcom to place their logo on screen?

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:55 AM

Heinz: I think the PPP brand is now defunct, they are part of the AXA brand.

The thing I find the most - suprising - is that this logo has to be displayed for three seconds.

So, whilst the channel logo will be on screen for 60 minutes in the hour, this warning to viewers will be shown for .. perhaps 9 seconds.

And it doesn't have to go in the EPG either.

Not really much of warning to a "casual viewer", which IMHO makes it a total con.

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Monday, 21 February 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:41 PM

Simon: As it says above, it is not an on screen graphic, it is a logo that is show for three seconds during the opening credits and after the advert breaks.

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