Program signalling


Regulation establishes indicative signalling codes, a set of optical and acoustic warnings that inform users about the presence of content that could be inappropriate for minors of each age group.

In order to inform adults about the suitability of programs for adults, television service providers are required to signal all programming, except for information spaces. Television programming must therefore be classified, and consequently signalled, according to different age ranges.

Programmes which are not recommended for children under 18 must incorporate a homogeneous acoustic signal of one second of duration at the beginning of the broadcast and after each advertising break, which must coincide with the start of the broadcast of the optical warning.

Daily news programs are rated "for everyone" and, therefore, should not show any signalling. However, in the event that they broadcast content liable to harm the physical, mental or moral development of minors, this circumstance must be verbally notified prior to its broadcast.


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