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Ad time limits

There are hourly limits on the number of ads allowed on television and radio broadcasts

Free-to-air TV

The Commercial television industry code of practice has rules about how much non-program matter (including ads) is allowed each hour. This is in section 5 of the code.

Community radio and TV

Community radio and TV stations are not allowed to broadcast ads. Radio stations can broadcast sponsorship announcements for up to 5 minutes each hour. TV stations are allowed 7 minutes every hour for these announcements.

Community broadcasting sponsorship guidelines help broadcasters understand the rules around these announcements.

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