UK Regulator Bashes Broadcaster Over Alcohol Ads To Teens

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Britain's advertising regulator last week blasted national broadcaster Channel Four Television Corp. for showing ads for alcoholic beverages during the airings of two U.S. comedies and a fantasy movie that research showed were likely to attract viewers younger than 18.

In three separate orders issued Wednesday, the Advertising Standards Authority concluded that the company’s airing of alcohol ads during recent broadcasts of U.S. television shows "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Big Bang Theory" and the teen fantasy comedy film "Aquamarine" violated a prohibition on...
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