Adverts within streaming video

Streaming Video Internet Advertising

Filed under: Advertising Idiots — Tags: — Carl Hepburn @ 1:32 am January 14, 2011

I haven’t updated the blog in a while. Not because I am tired of writing but because I haven’t been watching terrestrial TV. We moved to a new house and the signal was too bad to pick up any picture so no telly for us. Most of the decent programmes are streamed on the internet and BBC iPlayer is very good.
However, adverts are becoming more pervasive within streamed video on the internet. YouTube adverts are fairly innocuous because, unless it is a really popular video, you can simply click it away. But a more forceful type of advertising, that is even more annoying, is on the increase. It is the 30 second advert that you cannot skip. It makes you sit and wait in order to see something that wasn’t worth watching in the first place. Because there are relatively few advertisers you tend to see the same adverts time and again. It doesn’t matter how good an advert is, by the third repartition you hate it. There are only so many times I can sit through a Jonah Hex trailer that I am never going to buy. Hell! I’m not even going to download it for free.
If I see one of these adverts now it makes me seriously reassess whether I want to see the following programme. I always turn the sound off and move to do something else in another tab. Advertising is probably responsible for most of humanities woes.

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  • Hi, I read your comments and totaly agree, so damn annoying, and to add further insult they have caught on to put advertising on a close channel when we flip over, what I do find most irritating is 12 to 16 adverts at once and some are so bloody horribubble, we now record all progs and fast forward the adds, who says remotes are wonderfull, they sure are, I do honestly feel and I am not alone in thinking they have gone to far with the volume of TV adds.

    Comment by dave bradbury — February 2, 2011 @ 8:05 am

  • I take note of every advertisement and commercial I am forced to watch on the Internet. It helps me decide what companies to purposely avoid and what products I should definitely NOT purchase!!! Dear Marketing and Advertisers; Go pollute the TV airwaves and stop interfering with my positive Internet surfing experiences….That is all for now – Carry on!

    Comment by Anthony LoCascio — January 24, 2012 @ 6:28 am

  • It looks like a war we will never win, these advertising scumbags are always finding new ways to tell us what we need and how much we need it! Whenever I feel like I have been brain raped by a company, which is all the time, I refuse to buy their product! That’s how we can win this war! But alas, 99.9% of the planet fall for thier lies! Eg. Gulf war/ Iraq/Afgan. As long as people have thier stuff, the people on top will stay on top. Humans you suck!!!

    Comment by GLD — July 19, 2012 @ 2:41 am

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