The BBC is awesome, no adverts and top quality productions. That said I don't actually watch TV, but I do watch stuff on the BBC iplayer, which is also awesome!
To put an example. I once watched a stream of an american station broadcasting the NASCAR Charlotte (i think) 500 race. The ammount of product placement and advert breaks was enough to drive a person insane, I just want to watch the fucking race not hear from billy bob joe about his kentucky fried chicken, addidas, nike, Mcdonalds, Coca Cola Ford Camry, or sit there watching the myriad of commercials during the break.
Meanwhile on the BBC the F1 broadcast of the 2011 Canadian GP, it was delayed due to dangerous conditions in the rain, for around 4 hours but they kept on with the coverage while they waited for the restart.
So including the 2 (1h30m) practice sessions, the 2 hour qualifying show and the 6 hours +/- of the race due to the delays, it had no product placement, no advertising and no bullshit, just pure quality production for the sake of the production and coverage of the race.
The BBC is all about the quality of the content.