Tag Archives: Broadcast Standards and Practices

Today’s Hot Topic: Public Service Announcements

From time to time it’s good to keep in mind specific network guidelines when producing public service announcements. According to network standards, public service announcements (PSAs) are meant to inform the public of the work of charitable, governmental, and non-profit organizations and other services available to the public. Such announcements must reflect the true nature … Continue Reading

Network Clearance Corner – Today’s Hot Topic: News Simulation

From time to time I like to remind clients of specific network guidelines to keep in mind when developing advertising. One such guideline is News Simulation. Per the network guidelines, commercial announcements that simulate news reports or news broadcasts through the use of newsroom or newsgathering techniques; through the use of any person purporting to be a news announcer or news reporter; or through the use of lead-in material that may mislead the audience to assume that it is about to hear a news report or is hearing a news report, are unacceptable...… Continue Reading