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Re: What's with the adverts?!

@RoyB , @ukbobboy 

 

The dog food (and cat food) adverts were this morning and early afternoon. I hadn't seen them before and seem to now have stopped. The ads for other Now TV programmes and boxsets are still being shown, but at least back to normal.

 

The ads for other programmes aren't at the start of every episode, but perhaps 1 in 4 or 5. I tend to watch on demand for catch up of recent shows. As far as I recall I've seen the ads for other Now TV shows at the start for every channel I've watched, including Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Fox, SyFy, Comedy Central. I've seen the ads at all times of the day.

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Tommmmmmmmmmm
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Re: What's with the adverts?!

Totally agree. I’m going to unsubscribe too. PAYING FOR ADVERTS? Unbelievable...

Tipple
Observer

Re: What's with the adverts?!

Yes ridiculous, it’s already over priced for what it offers compared with all the other streaming services we have and adverts now… a step too far. Trying to squeeze more money out with boost. A cynical, greedy trick. A mistake, they will lose lots of subscribers as people realise. We’re off. 

Amiga1200
Scholar

Re: What's with the adverts?!

They've already lost me as a customer directly because of this. Night after night they have been broadcasting not my chosen viewing but content I did not choose to watch and I will not accept this on a paid streaming service. Especially as I was paying for Boost.

 

At the beginning of last week I was happy with movies, entertainment and boost. Now I have cancelled the lot.

 

So to be clear... I was happily a NowTv customer at the start of last week. I'd had movies for the better part of a year, was paying £3 for boost since the start of the year when my 3 month £1 offer expired I'd had entertainment since December.

WinD
Advocate

Re: What's with the adverts?!

 I have tried several times to let NOWTV know how awful this is. Their complaints system is impenetrable too. It equates to one of the levels of Hell in my experience. Must do better

stuh1111
Advocate

Re: What's with the adverts?!

completely agree. You don't pay for a premium service to be advertised to - surely that's the point of paying!?! If they're pushing advertising they wont need a subscription fee from us then? If this doesn't change I'm out of here! I'm absolutely disgusted.

gavs82008
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Legend 5

Re: What's with the adverts?!

@stuh1111 
It won’t change. Comcast is pushing their business model onto the Sky markets it owns. 

This is exactly how the US service Peacock (Comcast) is operated.

 

You don’t want adverts then get boost. 

When you cancel you always get offers, I’m paying £9 for boost, cinema and entertainment each month for the next 5 months.

starman73
Expert 3

Re: What's with the adverts?!

It won’t change. Comcast is pushing their business model onto the Sky markets it owns. 

Might change if they end up losing half their members.

 

Now: One stream + ads + £20/month = significant loss of subscribers.

Prime/Disney +: 4/5 streams - ads + £8/month = subscriber gain from Now Tv (especially if you watch Walking Dead)

ColinoGreen
Mentor

Re: What's with the adverts?!

I have just cancelled.

 

Admittedly when I went to cancel on Saturday, I was offered a deal for half price starting in late August so I took it. Since Saturday and for the previous couple of months, I have been watching programs without adverts showing at the start until suddenly this afternoon, unskippable adverts have started showing up at the start of the program I was trying to watch.

 

If adverts are part of the half price deal then it should be indicated as such and they CERTAINLY shouldn't start until the new half price deal period kicks in.

 

Also, at least with All4 service, you get an indicator of how long the adverts will last. With Now TV there is no indication.

 

Madness!

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

Re: What's with the adverts?!

@ColinoGreen 

Your saying adverts. 

Is this promos for NOW content or third party advert for Pizza Hut etc?

https://help.nowtv.com/article/can-i-watch-without-ads

 

If it’s the former, then you will need to get Boost to watch third party advert free.

https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-is-now-boost