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UK Cartoon Network Mistakenly Airs Bookmaker Ad

UK Cartoon Network Mistakenly Airs Bookmaker Ad

Despite strict rules that govern the airing of gambling ads on television, the Cartoon system made a huge faux pas recently when it mistakenly aired an advertisement for British bookmaker Coral throughout a broadcast on the children’s television channel.

The ad that is controversial aired on Turner Broadcasting’s Boomerang channel as well as the Cartoon system, sparking outrage as the broadcast code strictly prohibits the advertising of gambling ‘in or next to programs commissioned for, principally fond of, or likely to appeal particularly to audiences below the age of 18 years,’ therefore heads had been positively tumbling when the broadcast clearly broke these rules.

Numerous Airings

The station may have perhaps been forgiven for their ‘serious breach’ associated with rules had the advertising aired just once, however the advertising was broadcast nine times for a Saturday morning back in May of the year, which will be primetime viewing for young ones kick-starting some cartoon antics to their weekend.

The Advertising guidelines Agency says that Turner Broadcasting has ‘apologized unreservedly’ for the hiccup, and has now explained that the ad was broadcast, repeatedly, in error.

Action Figure Used

But just what’s worse is the fact that ad that is coral involved one of youngsters’ most beloved all-time favorite figures and Marvel Comics hero, the Incredible Hulk. This simply supplied more ammunition to those who declare that Continue reading UK Cartoon Network Mistakenly Airs Bookmaker Ad