Protected time slots


Prohibited content: The broadcasting of audiovisual content that may seriously harm the physical, mental or moral development of minors and, in particular, programmes that include scenes of pornography or gratuitous violence, is prohibited. Audiovisual communication service distributors who intend to broadcast such content, especially pornography or gratuitous violence, must use a conditional access system, that is to say, they must have express written consent of adult users and they must provide them with a personal access code system.

Protective time slot: Those other contents that may be harmful to the physical, mental or moral development of minors can only be broadcast between 10pm and 6am, and must always be preceded by an acoustic and optical warning. The visual indicator must be maintained throughout the program in which the aforementioned content is included.

Enhanced protective time slots: Similarly, there are three time slots considered of enhanced protection: between 8am and 9am and between 5pm and 8pm Mondays to Fridays and between 9am and 12noon Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. Content recommended only for those over 13 years old must be broadcast outside these time slots and the visual indication of their age rating must be maintained throughout the broadcast of the program that includes them.


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