NBC Universal, ad agency to create product-centered programs

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    This can't be a good sign:

    So...first we got more and more commercials, then we got promos that run annoyingly across the bottom of our screens throughout the program, and now we'll be getting not just product placement, but shows built around showing off products.

    I realize, from the article, that they're not talking about actually broadcasting these yet over the air or on cable, but realistically, how long do you think it's gonna be till that happens?

    And all the FCC is worried about is four-letter words and Janet Jackson's boobs. Christ. :mad:
     
  2. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Wonder how long it is until there's one for :apple:?
     
  3. *Y* macrumors regular

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    Haha this reminds me of the movie Truman....pretty good movie too...:D
     
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    I think you mean The Truman Show. Truman is a much different film.;)
     
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    I can't wait for that Viagra show, wait....we have that already.
     
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    Hope they make a CSI about the rumored 3G iPhone.
     
  8. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    how is this a big deal. They did this in the past and it worked great. Go back to the 80's there are 2 shows I know of that where made for ONE reason and ONE reason a lone.

    Those 2 shows where Transformers and G.I.Joes. The Cartoons where made to sell the toys. Yes the toys where planned first and the show made afterwards.
     
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    It worked.
     
  10. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Isn't this why God created the clicker?;)

    (All old people call remote a clicker, btw..)
     
  12. Henri Gaudier macrumors 6502a

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    Various members of my family over the last year have shelled out on flat TV's and each time I thought "What a waste of money ... there's nothing on anyway!" Fast forward a little and I've got one. Why? Well I do like to give the good stuff a bit of respect!:) Sucker! There's F all on and with sh*t like this it's going to get even less use. I'm all for an active life outside of TV, reading, music, walking round the lanes ... but when the makers themselves are corrupt little wankers just trying to sell you something .. I despair. No one respects the image anymore. All the graphics boys writing all over the screen, logos through heads, so many shots ruined and now the image isn't going to be worth anything to start with. A perfect circle.
     
  13. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Just watch just about any show focused on people in their teens and twenties and you will see plenty of Apple.

    If watching commercial television I pretty much just watch Discovery. There were actually some promising shows this season but I guess they have been canceled, Journeyman with Lucius Vorenus from HBO's Rome and Bionic Woman. So the only regular network shows I watch are Terminator and Scrubs. Obviously they will get canceled too.

    Frankly HBO and Showtime offer and have offered the best programming and I am willing to pay the monthly fee for it. Sopranos, Rome, Band of Brothers, Dexter, Weeds, The Tudors, Penn and Teller, Six Feet Under and Entourage.

    As for these new infomercials I will not watch them.
     
  14. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Wasn't there a joke about this in an episode of 30 Rock? :rolleyes:
     

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