Advertising in iTunes content already...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Rooey, May 31, 2008.

  1. Rooey macrumors member

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    That's right... Pay the extortionate £1.89 for a single episode of ABC's "Kyle XY" and get non-relevant US-based advertising thrown in with your premium purchase.

    Disgraceful.
     
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  3. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    So you are saying there were adverts in the show? Or are you talking about product placement?
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I have a few hundred GBs lf iTunes content; I have never seen advertisement in any of them.
     
  5. Rooey thread starter macrumors member

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    To clarify:

    * 1 trailer for a TV show on a US network before the feature.
    * Several trailers for TV shows on a US network after the feature.
     
  6. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    That is obscene and you are right to be upset.

    I don't think it's the norm though. Maybe a mistake?
     
  7. Rooey thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple's response...

    Hmm, I see it now. "Dear ABC..."
     
  8. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    Wimpy response. At the end of the day, Apple needs to regulate it. They put their name on it, and collect the money (and redistribute). I'd push for a refund. At least the commercials weren't interspersed within the show, though...
     
  9. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    This isn't that big of a deal as long as it's trailers. I mean heck, HBO and Pay-Per-View have trailers at the beginning and end of movies.
     
  10. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    As of today, I have purchased 646 TV episodes from iTunes. Only one show season had ads at the end of each show and that was Crank Yankers from Comedy Central. Some of the biggest purchases lately were Lost, 24 and Desperate Housewives. No ads.

    I haven't bought anything from HBO so I can't verify if they have ads but so far no complaints.
     
  11. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    Well I meant HBO as in on your television, not iTunes.
     

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