[mythtv-users] Daddy, what's a commercial - [OT offering]

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Fri Jan 12 00:34:06 UTC 2007

Steve Hodge wrote:
> My guess is purely subscription funded TV initially and probably
> pay-per-view (probably on demand, e.g. downloads) in the long term.
> Somebody will probably try more intrusive ads such a banners, but I
> don't think the public will accept it.

But they are using one of the most intrusive forms of advertising there
is -- paid product placements. It's been around for a long time, but
with the declining power of normal advertising it's really taken off. 
Expect to see more and more shows begin to resemble infomercials with a

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