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Posted Friday 11/09/18 at 10:34PM EST
People's Choice Awards will have ads blended into the show when it makes its E! debut after 43 years on CBS
Sunday's People's Choice Awards will be the first-ever not to air on CBS. NBC Universal is embracing E!'s new awards show by weaving in ads throughout the ceremony. As Variety explains, "Subaru will be active during scenes shot from the awards-show red carpet. EBay will sponsor shots of what’s happening backstage. T-Mobile will sponsor a musical performance by Rita Ora, which will be live-streamed on Snapchat. E! talent will be wearing jewelry pieces from Zales. And TV watches are likely to note the use of a new ad format – NBCU dubs it 'picture in picture' – that puts an ad on the screen without completely breaking away from the program."
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 1:37PM EST
NBC and Fox News pull Trump campaign's "racist" caravan ad
NBC received plenty of backlash for airing the much publicized Trump campaign ad during last night's highly rated Sunday Night Football game, including from Will & Grace star Debra Messing, who tweeted "I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad." On Saturday, CNN tweeted that "this ad is racist." "After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible," NBC said in a statement. Fox News also decided to pull the ad. "Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network," Fox News said in a statement. When reporters asked Trump about the ad, the president responded: “I don’t know about it. I mean, you’re telling me something I don’t know about. We have a lot of ads, and they certainly are effective, based on the numbers that we’re seeing.” When asked if it was offensive, he said: “A lot of things are offensive. Your questions are offensive a lot of times.”
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 7:37AM EST
NBC slammed for airing "racist" caravan ad during Sunday Night Football that CNN refused to air
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The day after CNN said it refused to air Trump's migrant caravan ad because "this ad is racist," NBC decided to air the same commercial in primetime during the Green Bay Packers-New England Patriots game. Numerous Twitter users, including Judd Apatow, called out NBC for airing the ad. "I am disgusted that you would air that after @cnn refused to air it because it is explicitly racist. Shame on you. @NBCNews," tweeted Apatow," who added that it was a "low point in the history" of NBC. Meanwhile, Will & Grace star Debra Messing tweeted: "To our @willandgrace fans—I want you to know that I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad. It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, and what, I believe, our show is all about."
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 12:09AM EDT
The Conners have been avoiding Trump, but ABC aired a "misleading" pro-Trump ad during Tuesday's episode
"ABC promised that The Conners — unlike Roseanne — would steer clear of incendiary Trump-tinged political commentary, but it appears the network found a workaround," says Michael Ausiello. ABC has yet to comment on the pro-Trump ad.
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 2:36PM EDT
The Conners' Emma Kenney stars in a "F*ck Fur" PETA ad
Source: ET Canada
The Shameless actress goes on an anti-fur rant in a new ad for PETA. “So forget fur,” she says. “In fact, f*ck fur!”
Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Amy Schumer won't be doing any Super Bowl commercials over Colin Kaepernick issue, calls on Maroon 5 to drop out from halftime show
Schumer expressed support for Rihanna after Us Weekly's report that she turned down Super Bowl halftime in solidarity with Kaepernick and the controversy he created by kneeling during the National Anthem. "Friday thought," Schumer wrote on Instagram. "I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling. Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit? I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of super bowl like (Rihanna) Did. I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all i got. Hitting the nfl with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them. I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living?"
Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 5:51PM EDT
Did U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly rip off Veep's Jonah Ryan wood-chopping campaign ad?
The Indiana Democrat, who is running for a second term, recently released a 30-second ad that looks very familiar to fans of the HBO comedy.
Posted Tuesday 10/09/18 at 12:15PM EDT
ABC will run six-second live-action ads during tonight's American Music Awards
The ads for Subaru’s new Ascent aim to grab the attention of DVR viewers.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 1:42PM EDT
Claymation pioneer behind the California Raisins, M&M's and the Domino's Pizza's The Noid dies
Oscar-winner Will Vinton, 70, created the term "claymation" and trademarked the word. His biggest hits came in the 1980s with commercials for the California Raisins, M&M's and Domino's Pizza's The Noid. But the rise of computer animation resulted in less demand for his brand of stop-motion animation.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:29AM EDT
NFL commissioner thanks President Trump for a new rule removing American ads from the Super Bowl's Canadian broadcast
Canadian viewers prefer watching the much-hyped American commercials during the Super Bowl, so much so that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled last year that CTV had to carry the American ads during the big game. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell objected to the ruling because it devalued CTV's Super Bowl package, preventing it from earning more money by selling local Canadian ads. So with Trump's influence, Canada agreed to drop the provision as part of its involvement in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. “We greatly appreciate President Trump’s leadership and determination in bringing about a resolution to our intellectual property issue in Canada,” said Goodell in a statement.
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 3:43AM EDT
AT&T thinks it can make commercials appealing in the Peak TV era
AT&T says it is finding new ways to monetize TV content. According to Variety, "AT&T intends to launch new kinds of TV ads....One concept the company is showcasing at an exhibit here would place a full-motion video commercial on a screen whenever a viewer decides to pause a show. AT&T is also working on 'shoppable commercials' that would allow viewers to buy what they see during an ad break – or even products they spot in a show itself."
Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 6:56PM EDT
Police release Bill Cosby's booking photo following his sentence to three to 10 year in state prison for sexual assault
The mugshot showed the 81-year-old comedy and TV icon with his eyes casdt downward. Cosby was denied bail following his sentencing for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, and led out of the courthouse in handcuffs. ALSO: The former Jell-O pudding pitchman's first meal in prison will reportedly include vanilla pudding.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
Emmys ad featuring Anthony Bourdain didn't go over well with some viewers
The late Parts Unknown host appeared in an ad for Scotch maker Balvenie an hour after he was shown in the Emmys' In Memoriam segment. "Super don’t agree with @BalvenieUS using Anthony Bourdain to sell more whiskey," wrote one Twitter user."Really bad choice. Almost unethical."
Posted Monday 9/17/18 at 7:37AM EDT
Hulu to launch a star-studded "Don't Get Hulu" ad campaign during the Emmys
Source: Ad Week
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello and many other celebrities will urge you not to get Hulu in the 60-second ad that will kick off the streaming service's "Better Ruins Everything" marketing campaign.
Posted Tuesday 9/11/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Study: Netflix would lose nearly a quarter of its subscribers if it added advertising
A study by Hub Entertainment Research found that 23% of 1,612 U.S. TV viewers surveyed would drop their Netflix subscription if it came with ads.