This is way crappy.
For some months now, I’ve noticed that local cable companies are advertising on the popular channels.
Take Nickelodeon, AXN, Cartoon network, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel. All of these channels that feature ads for their own shows during breaks now also feature ads for Sky, Home Cable, and affiliated companies like Sky Internet.
To me, this is unacceptable.
I pay more than PhP 600 a month for cable, and I expect to have clean, clear cable programming, and not the crappy commercial-filled programming of free TV.
True, I get no commercials during HBO, Star, or Cinemax movies, but since Nickolodeon is what’s most commonly watched in my household (I got a toddler and an infant), I find it difficult not to get mad when the commercials are slipped in between the show breaks.
It used to be discreet, in that the timing was perfect enough not to notice some breaks in the channel’s own programming. But now, Nick’s (and I suppose the other channels’) own inter-program ads are being eaten into by the local ads.
I upgraded from HOME cable to Sky Cable (owned by the same company) since I thought I’d get no more of the “upgrade to sky cable” ads henceforth.
But I was wrong.
Makes me think of giving up my Sky cable subscription for something else.