General Chat Thread, Are the BBC being paid for product placement... in General; Chatting with a BBC Exec at an Open Source event the other year he was pretty open about how much ...
28th April 2011, 01:50 PM #16
Chatting with a BBC Exec at an Open Source event the other year he was pretty open about how much of a game changing position the use of external production companies had put the BBC in. The company might make a show / series for the US and include a heap of product placement, and then the editors have to cut things out for it to be shown on UK TV.
Product Placement in the UK will make it even harder, as the repeats of BBC shows on Dave, etc will be fine to use PP, but you can't have it in the original. The ban means that the Beeb will lose a valuable revenue stream which could help lower the TV licence.
28th April 2011, 02:01 PM #17
The only ITV programme I watch is Corrie and I've noticed branded products (rather than the fake "Betterbuy" brand) making more of an appearance in the past couple of months.
28th April 2011, 02:02 PM #18
...which you'll then promptly take to your local?
Originally Posted by rad
28th April 2011, 02:24 PM #19
Have you all been reading my Facebook? I put just last night how much I enjoyed seeing Elliot the technophobe, disorganised, chaotic but really lovable man playing Angrybirds on a phone as its so-un Elliot, but you have to know Holby City to realise how funny that was.
The BBC were getting bad last year in the F1, Jake loves his iPad, they had them before the major launch and didn't have them in cases and you could tell he was being told keep his hand in the right place to cover the logo but he failed many times.
As has been said, mobile technology is coming more mainsteam in the NHS anyway, fine Holby City and Casualty are rather trendy exceptions with lots of gadgets but they are taking over the world i'm afraid.
28th April 2011, 02:29 PM #20
at least its real gadgets being shown and not the hi tech crappery CSI NY tries to show off
28th April 2011, 02:38 PM #21
If a licence strips adverts out of the Footy or F1 (Ironically sports shows plenty of sponsorships on the telly...) then I am happy to see it stay. Nothing annoys me more then 10 minutes of adverts in the middle of a show. It can and has made me get up and walk off instead of watching it.
TBH you need to watch the speedway grand prix if you want to see shameless product placement. Everything from cans of drink to hat logos and blatant "This is the sponsor on my arm, I'll rest my Gate position card on it when showing the camera." Worst was one guy called Greg Hancock who throws phrases like "That was a monster crash!" into every interview. Guess who he is sponsored by, want to strangle half the riders every time they do it.
28th April 2011, 02:53 PM #22
Originally Posted by CAM
28th April 2011, 04:22 PM #23
I do not understand how the unbiased BBC pushes Facebook and Twitter pages on pretty much every show, nice adverts for other services.
28th April 2011, 05:04 PM #24
Was wondering about this. Surely they have to allow some through, though? Some shows - I'm looking at you, "Chuck" - even revolve plots around the product placement.
Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
Having no account (or much interest) in either, I'm not sure why EVERYONE is always pushing the two of them.
Originally Posted by jumpinjamez
28th April 2011, 07:40 PM #25
Product placement can totally ruin a story, I have completely stopped buying and reading Clive Cussler books thanks to one that was so filled with Apple product placement I had to pick up an Apple catalogue for a comparitive break. It was aweful and stupid. Its ashame that the BBC have taken the worst from the Americans and allowed it to be implemented.
29th April 2011, 12:53 AM #26
Spooks used to be bad with Windows Mobile Phones - infact on one epp a HP Windows Phone was clearly seen with the start menu icon showing.
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