Ad Shows coming to a screen near you

 

 
 

Ad Shows coming to a screen near you

Somewhere somehow people have realized that punters do like to watch ads on occasion - provided they're the funny ones. So we've had shows like Carrot's commercial breakdown and all of it's clones for years already - now for the next step - entire channels dedicated to adverts.

The advert channel.tv is a site that much like Carrot's, brings you the funniest and silliest ads from around the globe, pure advertainment. The presenters also take you behind the scenes in the making of adverts and broadcasts on the digital satellite platform Channel number 694 - all you need to do is tune in. You can advertise on the channel of course, and with this audience the viewers might even stick around to watch your ad. ;)

On the opposite end of the spectrum there's a new channel called Star, it's a bit like E! and centers around celebrities, entertainment and films, but in the midst of all the fluff there's a show that will interest us ad-men and women - MediaTV.

MediaTelevision looks inside and behind the media process: the written word and broadcast image, the single still picture, the 500 channel universe, the technology, the tricks, the techniques. It's the art of propaganda; the selling of ideas.

This weeks show tells the story of the birth of the infomercial - starring Ronco of course.

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Steve Outing: All Ads, All the Time The New York Times reports

today on an all-commercial TV channel in Britain, the Advert Channel. Yes, that's right, 24 hours a day of commercials, with no pesky programming to interrupt things. Of course, this would be just a crazy idea if some TV commercials weren't funny and entertaining. But commercials are getting better, because media trends are forcing them to: TiVo watchers who fast-forward past commercials; radio listeners who can now avoid ad-laden commercial radio by subscribing to satellite radio services or instead downloading music online and listening on their portable MP3 players. For broadcast advertising to avoid becoming irrelevant, it must become entertaining.

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