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gavs82008
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Legend 5

Re: Ads before content!?

@Davidsadave 

Comcast is wanting to push its own business model into the Sky territories. 
Regardless what country it is there is nothing much we can do, apart from either accept and try get discounts or move onto another streaming service. 


FYI that I do not work for NOW, I am simply a NOW customer trying to help I am a Community Contributor This means that I know a lot about the service and like you I am still a customer. For any account issues you’ll need to contact staff via customer support.
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Davidsadave
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Re: Ads before content!?

Move on it is then, thanks. 👍

Only check NowTV occasionally to see what new moves are out, usually disappointing selection anyway except once in a blue moon something worth my subscription. But no HD and basic sound... if its that kind if move then I'd buy the blurry with Dolby Atmos etc, or UHD if really good film. 

Yes NOWTV, I said UHD and Dolby Atmos...... wonder how much extra they'd try to extort from its customer base for those options? which by the way, have been out for years already.

Sky NowTV  'Basic, backward, extortionate'

 

starman73
Expert 3

Re: Ads before content!?

nothing much we can do, apart from either accept and try get discounts or move onto another streaming service. 

 

it is a strange decision in light of the loss of so much content and increased competition that the reaction of Now is to reduce streams and put adverts at the start of every show.

 

 Also boost is counter intuitive to the no contract model.  When I have them, my cinema, entertainment and sports have different renewal dates, and so does boost.  With Netflix, the "boost" is on one pass, so you pay £6 basic, £10 improved, £14 top level, so it is simple.  It does not work with 4 different passes.  Or 5 if you add in a sports day pass where you have to pay for a month  boost.  I suspect the boost take up on Now is less than 10% of customers, so telling a large majority of your customers to stump up or suck it up isn’t that wise.  Boost should have been left at £3 during the transition from 2 streams to 1 stream.  At £5 it looks like a rip off.

 

I suspect that once 15th July comes there will be a large number of posts and a large number of cancellations.

Liv85_06
Observer

Re: Ads before content!?

I just realised there is advertising now before content.  I will be cancelling my subscriptions because of it. It’s unacceptable. 

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gavs82008
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Legend 5

Re: Ads before content!?

@Liv85_06 

As discussed throughout this thread if you have boost you’ll no longer get third party adverts.


FYI that I do not work for NOW, I am simply a NOW customer trying to help I am a Community Contributor This means that I know a lot about the service and like you I am still a customer. For any account issues you’ll need to contact staff via customer support.
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Liv85_06
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Re: Ads before content!?

Couldn’t agree more. 

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qtrust
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Re: Ads before content!?

The ads I’ve seen are Ocado, NOWTV content and betting crap. 
I can’t believe I’m paying to watch adverts. 
I’m on a discounted membership but even still, this is absolutely ridiculous. 

Cancelling before my next billing month. 
How much more money do they need?

 

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Areyoudense
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Re: Ads before content!?

Are you dense? They’re specifically complaining that Now are advertising other Now services and shows on other now channels, but they aren’t skimp able. Amazon Hulu paramount etc all let you skip the ads for their own content. It’s a p*ss take you can’t skip the now “promos” as you like to call them. Stop making excuses. 

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Areyoudense
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Re: Ads before content!?

im honestly ending my subscription after this month. Nearly finished the sopranos but now are taking the absolute p*ss with this nonsense. The price we pay for this is not worth it in comparison to other services who don’t force ads down our throat, or require our location to view content on mobile networks IN THE COUNTRY OF PURCHASE. absolute nonsense. 

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gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

Re: Ads before content!?

@Areyoudense 

I have Paramount+ and you can’t skip their 30 second promos at the start of their content.

 

 


FYI that I do not work for NOW, I am simply a NOW customer trying to help I am a Community Contributor This means that I know a lot about the service and like you I am still a customer. For any account issues you’ll need to contact staff via customer support.
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