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The Proliferation Of Annoying Adverts On UK Tv  
User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Is it me or are some commercials in the UK getting worse & worse? I absolutely hate the way programmes and even news are interrupted by these damn commercials.....thank God for the BBC, and I am very happy to pay for their service...

What's become really annoying are the Asda-like commercials, with these supermarket staff patting their butts and saying "that's Asda price!" arrghhh, go away!  Angry

And has anyone noticed the endless insurance and injury claim commercials on Sky channels?......  Insane  Insane

"You can do it when you B&Q it"................

Rant over.

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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

I guess you folks in England really are second-place to the U.S. in some areas  Smile , unfortunately, from your post, you just seem to be "catching up" with the (what I perceive, at least) not only bullshit quality of a good percentage of our TV advertising, but the proliferation of such. Further to my aggravation is the fact that I pay extra fees for non-network channels; why the hell am I subjected to the commercial interuptions when I'm paying extra for their service? I'll re-evaluate the value of such optional service after I move to my retirement home early next year...hell, all I have to do is check w/ A.net for the latest, anyway...jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

I never understand the DFS adverts. They constantly have a sale on.

One annoying one is the e-sure ad with Michael Winner...

There are some good ones, the Honda ones are great Big thumbs up

But the BBC are great.. it's heaven...

Josh


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

The insurance, loans, banks etc etc etc. are so annoying. They're mostly shown on Sky. There are just way too many of them.

DC-10


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Welcome to Europe...
It's indeed getting quite bad in the UK now, but you don't have 10 minutes of detergent commercials after every 10 minutes of a movie yet so count yourself lucky  Laugh out loud



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Glad some people agree! One of many solutions (apart from making a cuppa) I have found is simply to tune into a news channel for 5-6 minutes.

BTW, here's another thing I've noticed: every time I flick on to Fox I ALWAYS get "FOXcast"....do they actually show any of this news they're supposed to be popular for?! well, at least I get an instant update of temperatures across Europe....


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