Why can't viewers choose advertising?

I pay a fairly high monthly price to have telivision programming, as well as "High-speed internet" brought into my home. While watching a movie tonight - continually interrupted by advertisements, I noticed thay also added a continuous "ticker-tape" to the bottom of the screen with scrolling ads... This has gone too far! Why must we pay to watch adverts? It costs nearly $75 for Cable TV!!! Shouldn't we be able to choose the level of advertising we're willing to accept? Same with internet.... I try to watch a streaming video I'm interested in seeing - but I must watch an advert first - to get the content I want... and I'm paying $50 a month to put up with it!!!

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    We (the public), would be much smarter.

  • 1 decade ago

    Back in the fifties, there were all these advertising banners on game shows and the like, which by 1964 or 1965 were eliminated. Some statute that required a separation between entertainment content and sponsor messages. This appears to have been relaxed within the past several years, and I agree, it gets ridiculous sometimes with tickers, announcements of other programs, etc. Unfortunately, if it's a program that you like, you don't have much choice.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you could,there wouldnt be any!

  • 1 decade ago

    Infuriating isn't it!!

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