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Dish Network unveils ad-erasing DVR

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, May 17, 2012.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    ... and the captains of industry are not pleased.


    “How does Charlie Ergen expect me to produce ‘CSI’ ” without commercials? asked Leslie Moonves, the chief executive of the CBS Corporation, in response to questions from reporters on Wednesday morning before his annual upfront presentation.

    Ted Harbert, the chairman of NBC Broadcasting, struck a similar note at his network’s presentation on Monday, calling the Dish feature an insult to the television industry. “Just because technology gives you the ability to do something, does that mean you should? Not always,” he said.

    I'm sure we'd all enjoy the product, but I would be interested to know how TV -- especially network -- becomes at all feasible if there is a way to avoid ads completely. And I think this is going to have major repercussions the next time Dish enters contract talks with the networks; they seem to have enough problems coming to agreement as things stand now.
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    "You are looking live at the McDonald's Microsoft TD Ameritrade Rose Bowl, sponsored by Viagra between the Nike Oregon Ducks and the Tostitos Ohio State Buckeyes. And Gary, I'm looking forward to sitting back with a Coke and a Whopper and seeing this one."
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That was my first reaction too, but according to the article, a lot of ads get watched even with the DVR.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Charlie Ergen probably expects you to figure it out yourself, fuckhead.
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Fuck this.

    They will just do banner ads like they do in soccer.

    Trust me, the other guys are smarter than Dish.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I fear the result will be more product placement in shows like they did on Community awhile back.
  7. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Not for nothing, but anytime that Google Plus ad with the Muppets singing "Under Pressure" comes on, I take my finger off the fast-forward button and let that baby play.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I would hope the broadcast outlets would all decide (independently, of course) to not allow Dish to advertise on their networks.

    [/ad maker]
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to our world, networks.

    The newspaper industry
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Cheapo Charlie ticks off the networks again. If anyone has DISH, the company has said it plans to remove AMC, IFC, and few other networks at the end of June. I assume it's just a threat to get a better deal, but DISH is a company that does not have Regional Sports Networks as full-time HD channels, nor does it carry Disney in HD.
  11. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Or he/she's near the bottom of that bottle of wine and forgets that whatever's being watched is a recording ... It's hard to keep up with all of that chit when you start pushing 50!
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I would also think, eventually, networks and cable channels would put their shows up ona PPV basis. Make viewers pay $5 a month for access to the channel, then 99 cents for a show, with higher prices for higher-rated shows.
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