Opening credit sequences for programmes for BBC Three must not exceed 10 seconds. This should be taken into account when commissioning any music or graphic intended to accompany them.
End credit sequences must not exceed the following durations, which should be taken into account when commissioning any music or graphic intended to accompany them:
|Channel||Slot durations||Maximum credit duration|
BBC N. Ireland
|All Durations||25 to 30 seconds|
|BBC Wales (except Drama)||All Durations||15 seconds|
|BBC Wales (Drama)||All Durations||30 seconds|
|CBeebies, CBBC Channel||All Durations||20 seconds|
End Credit durations for programmes such as daily quizzes, magazines and continuing sports coverage should not exceed 10 seconds.
They may be longer for first and last editions provided they do not exceed the timings listed. This must be agreed in advance with the Commissioning Editor.
These durations are not targets to be achieved, but a maximum that must not be exceeded. There may be occasions when the credits can be shorter, bearing in mind the need to ensure credits are fully legible. There may even be occasions when credits are not necessary.
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