More Ads to be shown on telly (possibly)

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
The SVoD companies you mention are called FAANGs (Facebook, Amazon, AppleTV, Netflix and Google).

Whether they make “plenty of dosh” is very much open to question.

Netflix has never turned a profit. Whether the others have is moot as streaming service profits/losses are hidden in the accounts. As a group they lost a billion dollars in share price last November as analysts realised they can’t all win in the long term.

At the moment they are trying to buy/seize market share in a streaming land grab. Just under half of UK homes have a streaming service and it is doubtful if very many will ever have more than one, purely based on cost.
We've got an Amazon Firestick, on to that we have loaded Prime and Netflix (both subscription, we have Prime as the OH buys shedloads from Amazon so it makes sense) and Showbox (free to download and use).
 

endure

GCM
With my Virgin V6 box I pretty much avoid all ads in the little television I watch by either recording a programmes and fast forwarding through them or by waiting half an hour before watching a programme and then using the bufferage to fast forward to get through the ads.

Regardless any ad on the television (or anywhere else) these days doesn't seem to appeal to my demographic. It's all women driving sports cars, inter racial couples buying beds and ethnic minorities and women in all the positive roles with white Anglo Saxon men being in the subservient roles or the the butt of any joke. I know it makes me a racist / sexist for even noticing it.

On the upside white English people still get all the parts in the ads for funeral insurance, mobility aids and payday loans.
I've got a V6 box. Without it I suspect I wouldn't watch any live TV at all. I used to have a Panasonic DVR that had a skip button which advanced forward to the next change of scene rather than a fixed amount like the V6. It was excellent.
 
Adverts have always pissed me off, hence my illogical devotion to BBC News, despite its well known bias and political correctness.
When I occasionally drift into commercial TV, adverts still piss me off.
When the weather has relented, for the past 5 days I’ve been glued to Sky Sports, watching the Test match - and having to suffer the Adverts. There are only so many erectile dysfunction adverts a man can take during the day - talk about pandering to the audience demographics!
 

Bee Companeeee

Old-Salt
Adverts have always pissed me off, hence my illogical devotion to BBC News, despite its well known bias and political correctness.
The BBC has plenty of adverts, it's just they are for it's own shows and services. At least they only show them between programmes.
 
Adverts have always pissed me off, hence my illogical devotion to BBC News, despite its well known bias and political correctness.
When I occasionally drift into commercial TV, adverts still piss me off.
When the weather has relented, for the past 5 days I’ve been glued to Sky Sports, watching the Test match - and having to suffer the Adverts. There are only so many erectile dysfunction adverts a man can take during the day - talk about pandering to the audience demographics!
You do realise these days they are personalised ads...so adverts just for you
 
You do realise these days they are personalised ads...so adverts just for you

Is that why when I switch on, or over, the bloody pay before you die Muppets come on, that daft knob and his idiot northern next door neighbour, is this a subtle reminder that I am about to snuff it?
 
Is that why when I switch on, or over, the bloody pay before you die Muppets come on, that daft knob and his idiot northern next door neighbour, is this a subtle reminder that I am about to snuff it?
Yep...and what size are your boots?
 
I only like watching ad free streaming services now or blu rays, I can't stand how bombarded we are these days with crap adverts from all sides. Nothing worse than watching a film or series and it cuts straight to an ad break right in the middle of an action scene or tense bit of dialogue, completely ruins it. And when it's something like Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead that are prime time there is what seems like a ten minute ad break for every ten minutes of programme you watch!
YouTube is horrendous now as well, I don't really want to pay for premium but you can't even watch a 10 second funny clip now without having to wait through a minute or more of multi layer unskippable ads. The more I get hounded by adverts the less inclined I am to buy whatever it is they're trying to flog.
 
You do realise these days they are personalised ads...so adverts just for you
It depends on whether the programmes are broadcast or not. The advertising agencies will use demographics to determine the viewing audience (Murder she wrote Vs Teletubbies) and then aim the adverts at that audience.

Personalised advertising can only happen if they have access to your viewing content, downloaded or streamed. So more related to online companies as opposed to broadcasters.
 
Remember, at least one TV exec believes that if you are skipping through the ads, you are stealing his TV! I'll lay odds that he isn't the only exec to think that and that the industry will be looking at ways to stop you doing what you are doing! Technically, it would certainly be possible to make DVR/PVR to play ads at the correct speed....it's just a case of if they really want to do it!

Or just nationalise all the streaming services and give them to the BBC.

Sensible policies for a better Britain.

Vote Spec-op.
 
Me and she like the programmes that are on 5 USA: Law & Order, CSI, NCIS, that sort of thing. I shelled out a few bob on a decent Freeview recorder that doesn't have that YouView shite on it. I set up series record and Bob's yer Uncle, by the weekend we have a load of stuff to watch, and can skip the adverts.

Other stuff we watch on Android TV. £50 for an Android box with 3GB RAM and an octo-core CPU (you can get them for less than £20).

Fire up the VPN and watch whatever you like. We watched the Super Cup in flawless HD from Malaysian TV (in English) Chelsea vs cheating Scouse bastards Liverpool.

I used to have the full Sky package, but they were taking the mick. I have a decent job and make good money, but I always thought that Sky were ripping me off.
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
Certainly the number/length of time of adverts has increased in recent years.
Yep, some years back, the length of time for ads was increased from 6 to 12 minutes an hour.

The other problem is that the terrestrial channels can't compete with subscription only satellite channels. There's an easy way to fix that - demand the Beeb slims down the number of channels it has - for example, they should need no more than three TV channels. Use the money saved from binning layers of superfluous management, presenters and technicians to insist that the BBC puts on 90% original and high quality programming with only 10% of repeats.

A high quality and free to air Beeb would result in a significant number of people binning subscription channels - in turn forcing those channels to put up the quality of their output.

Wordsmith
 
The SVoD companies you mention are called FAANGs (Facebook, Amazon, AppleTV, Netflix and Google).

Whether they make “plenty of dosh” is very much open to question.

Netflix has never turned a profit. Whether the others have is moot as streaming service profits/losses are hidden in the accounts. As a group they lost a billion dollars in share price last November as analysts realised they can’t all win in the long term.

At the moment they are trying to buy/seize market share in a streaming land grab. Just under half of UK homes have a streaming service and it is doubtful if very many will ever have more than one, purely based on cost.
While it is true that Netflix doesn't show a profit, this is (was) purely intentional and based on their business model to produce quality original content and capture the market which they have done, the speculation these days is now that NF are not publicizing their accounting books anymore that they are actually turning a massive profit.

Incidentally, if you (like me) are sick of seeing the same screen and the same content every time you log in these tips show you how to make changes.

Netflix Tweaks

Find hidden content
 

endure

GCM
YouTube is horrendous now as well, I don't really want to pay for premium but you can't even watch a 10 second funny clip now without having to wait through a minute or more of multi layer unskippable ads. The more I get hounded by adverts the less inclined I am to buy whatever it is they're trying to flog.

Just install Adblock Plus as an extension in your browser and Youtube ads will disappear.
 
Yep, some years back, the length of time for ads was increased from 6 to 12 minutes an hour.

The other problem is that the terrestrial channels can't compete with subscription only satellite channels. There's an easy way to fix that - demand the Beeb slims down the number of channels it has - for example, they should need no more than three TV channels. Use the money saved from binning layers of superfluous management, presenters and technicians to insist that the BBC puts on 90% original and high quality programming with only 10% of repeats.

A high quality and free to air Beeb would result in a significant number of people binning subscription channels - in turn forcing those channels to put up the quality of their output.

Wordsmith
As far as I can see the BBC only has three broadcast TV channels (BBC1, BBC 2 and BBC 4).

I am excluding local channels as they are mostly the main channel with regional tweaks in news, current affairs etc.
 
On Channel 5 there is something called Celebs on a Farm ...WTF is that about.
Ive not seen it but at a guess from the title it is either
1) celebrities going to a farm and being shown how a farm works, where farms fit into the food supply chain and gaining an understanding of the issues related to country life in the 21st century competing with the wider world and importation of goods rather than well managed fresh environmentally sound local sourcss

Or

2) a load of people I’ve never heard of willing to do anything for ‘exposure’


I’m going to guess it’s 2 and not think any more of it
 

Awol

LE
Yep, some years back, the length of time for ads was increased from 6 to 12 minutes an hour.

The other problem is that the terrestrial channels can't compete with subscription only satellite channels. There's an easy way to fix that - demand the Beeb slims down the number of channels it has - for example, they should need no more than three TV channels. Use the money saved from binning layers of superfluous management, presenters and technicians to insist that the BBC puts on 90% original and high quality programming with only 10% of repeats.

A high quality and free to air Beeb would result in a significant number of people binning subscription channels - in turn forcing those channels to put up the quality of their output.

Wordsmith
The OP's link says the legal maximum is currently seven minutes per hour, although it does feel more than that.
 
If my memory is correct I am sure on American tv it plays the theme tune to the show and then goes to a commercial again. Its absolutely mental. I always thought that would eventually happen here.
 

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