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Commercial-Free TV

It could be paradise: No repetitive jingles singing the praises of the latest cereal, no interruptions to that cliff-hanger season finale.

To the delight of millions of television viewers - and the dismay of already cash-strapped TV companies Russian state television has announced a temporary ban on all commercials on its stations.

Russia’s mammoth state television network, Ostankino, issued a statement Monday night saying ads were “the source of great irritation and disappointment” and banning them “until strict rules are set up to regulate advertisements in the interests of … ethical standards.”

An Ostankino spokeswoman wouldn’t give the reason for the ban, or say when it will take effect.



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