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Thread #47285   Message #763737
Posted By: HuwG
12-Aug-02 - 06:30 AM
Thread Name: Killed by the PEL system
Subject: RE: Killed by the PEL system
The Shambles, I'm not sure whether the Police would recognise this as being within the sphere of "Public Order", but I heard on Radio 4 this morning that the [British] Advertising Standards Authority had upheld a complaint of offensive language and "inappropriate content" against an advertisement for a Live Football TV Channel.

Apparently, the advertisement featured a live broadcast from a pub where a match was being shown on a wide screen. When the picture on the wide screen was lost briefly, a torrent of foul language resulted, all of which went out on British Terrestrial TV before the 9 o'clock "watershed", when the odd mild oath is permitted.

Several public houses have lost my custom as a result of installing wide screens or showing almost continual live TV on ordinary screens (including, alas, one which still serves an excellent range of guest beers), as I find the noise and atmosphere (which sometimes verges on violence, if a favourite team is losing) in these places to be so distracting as to be intolerable.