16 March 2018
New Free TV Gambling Advertising Code
TV Australia today released its new Code of Practice that bans gambling
advertising during live sports shown before 8.30pm. The Code has been
registered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and will come
into effect from 30 March 2018.
TV CEO Bridget Fair said, "Free TV is focussed on ensuring that our Code
of Practice meets community expectations, including in relation to gambling
TV has amended the Commercial Television Code of Practice to ban gambling ads
in live sport broadcasts between 5am-8.30pm, and during a five-minute buffer
before and after the event.
new restrictions will prevent gambling advertising being broadcast during live
sports at times that children are likely to be watching,” Ms Fair said.
community expects that these restrictions will apply across all forms of media,
including online. It’s very important that the legislation to apply similar
restrictions to online players is put in place as quickly as possible,” Ms Fair
copy of the new Code can be found here.
Download a PDF of the media release here