The Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) has fined Televisió de Catalunya (TVC) €90,001 for screening the 18 rated film ‘Rocky V’ during the daytime.
Any programmes that may affect the physical, moral or mental development of minors may not be shown between the hours of 06:00 and 22:00.
Rocky V was screened at 15:35 on Saturday October 10th 2009. The TV network argued that the broadcasting of the film was due to a ‘technical problem’, a computer error.
If only there was as much control over commercial breaks. Three short breaks within five minutes is annoying, breaks of 16 and 21 minutes with, on one occasion, 34 ads one after the other (24 for perfumes) is distracting and irritating to say the least.
The only saving grace is that it is possible to go out and do the shopping during such breaks, although one tends to have forgotten the plot of the programme, if it had one to start with, by the time it returns.