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sky new record!

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by dennis, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. dennis

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    is this a new record for sky?,the programe"black sky race for space"started at 21.00 then cut for an advert break at.....21.04!.
    un :censored: believable! :mad:

    Implied swearword removed [by Garrett]
     
  2. Starburst

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    Thanks for the post, looks an interesting program:)

    I suspect it would also be a new record for NTL and TW as well then:)
     
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    I've seen this on a few shows, a US thing. Its so you're captive when they play it.
    Advert breaks between shows don't get as many viewers because it a tea break/toliet stop or whatever, 5 minutes in and you'll stay put. Twenty minutes in it another break opportunity.
    The thing that gets me with this is that the viewer directly pays to watch sky :confused: , fair enough with ITV they rely on advertyising revenues :rolleyes: .
     
  4. Gary D

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    Just think, YOU pay for that :D



    gary
     
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    But you still get the same number of breaks regardles of what time they happen?
     
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    Sky One did this on the new Simpsons last sunday, but they only had the one ad just at 5 mins in.

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    Over a 24 hour period you do.
    A small loop hole allows broadcasters to bias their ad breaks and duration in timeslots that they see fit while reducing the adverts in off peak time.

    Personally I would be happy if SKY got rid of the final ad break in a 1 hour timeslot, come back from the break for 2 minutes of programming and the end credits (which are then talked over).
    :)
     
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    I'm sure the ad breaks are getting longer, every time I switch over to UKGold there are adverts on, well 9 times out of 10 there are anyway.
     
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    Perhaps you channel surf during an ad break and most of the other channels sync their breaks with eachother and it can look like a whole EPG full of advert channels:)
     
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    Just got sky+ :clap: . I record almost everything now and just skip past the adverts. Well worth £99
     
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    Usually they sync with programmes with adjacent channel numbers, so to avoid them move quite a way from the progamme you are watching and you've a chance of channel surfing whilst avoiding adverts. (this is what I was told by a marketing guy)
     

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