When are tv timeouts in nba?
Television timeout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
** Television timeout **
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article has multiple issues. Please help *improve it* or discuss
these issues on the *talk page*.
Globe icon. The examples and perspective in this article *deal primarily
with North America and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject*.
Please improve this article and discuss the issue on the talk page.
This article *needs additional citations for verification*. Please help
improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced
material may be challenged and removed. /(September 2013)/
A *television timeout* (or *TV timeout*) is a break in a televised live
event to allow television advertisements to be shown. This allows
commercial broadcasters to take an advertising break without causing
viewers to miss part of the action.
Programs making use of timeouts are usually live-action sporting events.
However, other live programs occasionally make use of timeouts for
advertising purposes, such as the Eurovision Song Contest.
*Use by sport*
· American football (NFL): The National Football League requires twenty
commercial breaks per game, with ten in each half. (Exceptions to this are
overtime periods, which have none.) These breaks run either a minute, or
two minutes in length. Of the ten commercial breaks per half, two are
mandatory: at the end of each quarter, and at the two-minute warning for
the end of the half. The remaining eight breaks are optional.^ The
timeouts can be applied after field goal tries, conversion attempts for
both one and two points following touchdowns, changes in possession either
by punts or turnovers, and kickoffs (except for the ones that start each
half, or are within the last five minutes). The breaks are also called
during stoppages due to
© 2005-2019 HaveYourSay.org