2020 Christmas Deadlines

13th October 2020

We’ve now been given the copy instruction, delivery and approval deadlines for the 2020 Christmas season, agreed by ITV, Channel 4, Sky Media and WarnerMedia.

DayAirdateCopy Instructions By Delivery & Approval By
Monday7th December02-Dec02-Dec
Tuesday8th December03-Dec03-Dec
Wednesday9th December04-Dec04-Dec
Thursday10th December07-Dec07-Dec
Friday11th December08-Dec08-Dec
Saturday12th December08-Dec08-Dec
Sunday13th December08-Dec08-Dec
Monday14th December09-Dec09-Dec
Tuesday15th December10-Dec10-Dec
Wednesday16th December11-Dec11-Dec
Thursday17th December14-Dec14-Dec
Friday18th December15-Dec15-Dec
Saturday19th December15-Dec15-Dec
Sunday20th December15-Dec15-Dec
Monday21st December16-Dec16-Dec
Tuesday22nd December17-Dec17-Dec
Wednesday23rd December18-Dec18-Dec
Thursday*24th December18-Dec18-Dec
Friday**25th December21-Dec21-Dec
Saturday26th December22-Dec22-Dec
Sunday27th December22-Dec22-Dec
Monday**28th December22-Dec22-Dec
Tuesday29th December22-Dec22-Dec
Wednesday 30th December23-Dec23-Dec
Thursday31st December23-Dec23-Dec
Friday**1st January23-Dec23-Dec
Saturday2nd January23-Dec23-Dec
Sunday3rd January30-Dec30-Dec
Monday4th January30-Dec30-Dec

* Clearcast Closed

** Bank Holiday

Normal Delivery: Copy Instructions, and copy should be delivered and approved at least 2 clear working days before transmission to avoid a late surcharge.

For VoD campaigns running between 23rd December 2020 and 4th January 2021, all copy, rotations, tracking tags and copy changes need to be received by 16th December.

Copy Received Dates are to avoid late copy surcharges being applied by some broadcasters

Agencies with clients for whom the indicated deadlines are impractical should contact individual broadcaster sales representatives directly to agree their requirements (e.g. Newspapers).

Want to see when Clearcast are open over Christmas and New Year? Check out our opening times here.