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In program adverts, when did they start?

In program adverts?! When did they start? I thought I paid a subscription to avoid adverts? Really bad app experience on ROKU, pre program ads over and over, and now this!

Legend 5
Legend 5

@Anonymous User 

It’s been within the last month or so. More so with the changes to Boost.

We're gradually rolling out ads in on-demand shows and movies (they're already on live channels). If you haven't seen any yet, you're likely to come across them from July, unless you've already got Boost. 

Boost allows you to stream ad-free (excluding live channels and trailers promoting NOW content)

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help

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Arguably the best advert ever……


Nowadays, of course, he’d just Google it…. 😢

Set a Payment PIN on your account so that no-one but you can buy memberships on it.
Check your bank accounts monthly for any other unexpected payments to Now.
That way you can at least nip them in the bud, while you and Now figure out whose fault they are.
Legend 5
Legend 5

You can't beat the old Heineken Adverts where "Heineken Refreshes the Parts other Beers Can't Reach" .


Two that comes to mind when growing up watching HTV on the box was the Majorca one and the Dulux Dog one.


The Johns Smith Bitter was also amusing with the Jack Russell, plus the Carling Black label Dambusters Ad 😁.


I just found out (reading a couple of NOW articles) that Chromecast is exempt from Ads when watching NOW on Demand or Catchup if you haven't got a Boost Membership.


Haven't got a Chromecast connected to a television to confirm if this is accurate.



Anonymous User
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Being a fan of the sweet amber nectar that is Scotland's favourite drink....Irn Bru....I've always been a fan of their near-the-knuckle rib-tickling adverts.  For many of them you'd wonder how they were ever allowed to air.


I haven't done anything as helpful as a link to any of them, but I'm sure they're out there on the Web somewhere.


Lets get back to some cool adverts, there's only so many Sky Mobile ads a person can take!!!!!


Before we know it NOW ad breaks will get longer and longer and then subscribers will think it's worth paying an extra £5pm for boost. 


Given the current programming, especially Cinema, I don’t think many will pay the extra.  Adding £5 on top of a £10 subscription seems expensive.  I have boost (£1/month) because I have sport and want the HD 50 fps.  And ultimately it works out cheaper than getting Sports from Virgin (an extra £7/month to get HD).