Advert Break

11Jan13

bare bottom advertismentDon’t you just hate ad breaks?

The other day I was discussing how much more advertising there is on cable TV compared with old-fashioned terrestrial television.

I was told that US TV is much much worse with up to 20 or even 25 minutes out of an hour. At least that explained why an hour in 24 only lasted 40 minutes on the BBC. I’ll never complain about the license fee again.

Thankfully on blogs advertising is rare. However, before tomorrow’s story here is an advert.

I know, it’s a pain.



6 Responses to “Advert Break”

  1. 1 paul1510

    Damian,
    how come I never get to see adverts like these? 😦 😉
    Paul.

  2. 2 Retired Professor

    Visitors to the United States have compared the tsunami of corporate advertising swamping the American public to propaganda disseminated by a foreign army of occupation.

  3. 3 cindy

    One should learn to “turn the other cheek” to such advertising.

  4. 4 pierrepoint1

    That’s why years ago I started recording everything I wanted to watch on a PVR. I save 20-25 minutes per hour skipping commercials.

  5. 5 DJ

    RP – that’s a very revolutionary view – Fox has just relaunched a TV channel as Fox – should we be worries I wonder.

    I am with you Pierrepoint – its the only way to go.

    Paul – things are changing – nudity seems to be allowed in UK ads now – it has been the norm in France etc for years.

    One of the reasons is the change to the complaints procedure – which must be proportionate now. Before a 12 complaints would trigger an inquiry, which the TV and Radio Listeners’ moralists could easily mobilise.

    cindy – it looks like they have. 😉

    • 6 Retired Professor

      While the army of occupation observation may be radical, it is also worth remembering that 1950s era television news programs in the United States contained no advertising and that reruns of programming from that era are presently edited to include more advertising.


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