Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice
The Commercial Television Code of Practice covers matters prescribed in Section 123 of the Broadcasting Services Act and other matters relating to program content that are of concern to the community including:
· Program classifications;
· Accuracy, fairness and respect for privacy in news and current affairs;
· Advertising time on television;
· Placement of commercials and programs promotions; and
· Complaints handling.
The Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice (2010) was registered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and came into effect from 1 January 2010. 2010 Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice.
The following documents provide further information about the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice.
Registered Code of Practice
Fact Sheet - PG time zones on digital multi-channels
Additional Political Advertising Time During An Election Period
Under the Code of Practice, stations are required to provide Free TV Australia with a summary of additional political advertising time used during an election period. For more information, please click here.