How disruptive do you find advertisements in TV?
In days of illegal downloading, recordable TV (with adverts easily skipped), HBO, and more advertising happening online, do you think we could soon see the end of television adverts?
Just a couple of questions that crossed my mind! At home we record TV so we never watch adverts, we just fast-forward through them. And now I watch most of my TV online, so I have no/little adverts there. Plus I buy/rent HBO DVDs, so once again no adverts! I can't be atypical, surely?
Arguably some television can't have advert breaks, HBO shows being an example. It's hard to imagine The Wire being interrupted with ad breaks every 15 minutes! Although, today I found out that Sky One (The British Murdoch channel) is going to start airing HBO shows (with ad breaks), so maybe I'll find out.
So yeah, I was just wondering what your opinions on ad breaks on TV are and what the future of them will be.
(P.S. Talula wrote this post for me while I dictated, lots of thanks and praise to her! )