public service announcement

(PSA)
 Free advertising time for socially important messages. As part of their licensing requirements, radio and television stations in the United States are expected to provide time for public service announcements.
 ► “TV clutter is defined as all non-programming time, including commercials, PSAs, promos, station IDs, and programming credits.” (Advertising Age, May 8, 1995, p. 42)

American business jargon. 2014.

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