Company updates

2022 Christmas & New Year joint Broadcaster deadlines

The copy instructions, delivery and approval timetable have been agreed by Channel 4, ITV, Sky and Warner Media for the 2022 Christmas and New Year period. Check below for both linear and VOD deadlines.

Linear airdateInstructions, copy approval and delivery by EOP
Wednesday 7th DecemberFriday 2nd December
Thursday 8th DecemberMonday 5th December
Friday 9th DecemberMonday 5th December
Saturday 10th DecemberTuesday 6th December
Sunday 11th DecemberTuesday 6th December
Monday 12th DecemberWednesday 7th December
Tuesday 13th DecemberWednesday 7th December
Wednesday 14th DecemberThursday 8th December
Thursday 15th DecemberThursday 8th December
Friday 16th DecemberFriday 9th December
Saturday 17th DecemberFriday 9th December
Sunday 18th DecemberWednesday 14th December
Sunday 18th DecemberMonday 12th December
Monday 19th DecemberMonday 12th December
Tuesday 20th DecemberTuesday 13th December
Wednesday 21st DecemberTuesday 13th December
Thursday 22nd DecemberWednesday 14th December
Friday 23rd December (Clearcast closed)Wednesday 14th December
Saturday 24th DecemberThursday 15th December
Sunday 25th DecemberThursday 15th December
Monday 26th December**Friday 16th December
Tuesday 27th December **Friday 16th December
Wednesday 28th DecemberFriday 16th December
Thursday 29th DecemberMonday 19th December
Friday 30th DecemberMonday 19th December
Saturday 31st DecemberTuesday 20th December
Sunday 1st JanuaryTuesday 20th December
Monday 2nd January **Tuesday 20th December
Tuesday 3rd JanuaryTuesday 20th December

Bank Holiday**

VOD Deadlines

Copy, rotations, tracking tags and copy changes between Friday 23rd December and Thursday 5th January need to be received by the end of the day on Wednesday 14th December.

Normal delivery

  • Linear copy Instructions should be supplied at least two clear working days before transmission.
  • Linear copy should be delivered at least two clear working days before transmission to avoid a late delivery surcharge.


  • To comply with these deadlines please make sure additional time is factored in for clearance approval
  • Approval should be before or by the delivery date, please be aware that two clear working days are required for video approval and we always advise you to leave at least two weeks for full clearance
  • Copy received dates are to avoid late copy surcharges being applied by some broadcasters
  • UK broadcasters are represented by: ITV, Sky Media, Channel 4 and Warner Media
  • Agencies with clients that find these deadlines unworkable should contact individual broadcaster sales representatives directly to agree on their needs
  • On the working day before a bank holiday weekend our clearance service shuts down when the broadcasters have received all the cleared copy – we’ll always post on Twitter and LinkedIn about early closing. Our delivery service remains open for business

If you have any questions get in touch with us.

12th October 2022