black flat screen tv on brown wooden tv rack
0 4 mins 4 weeks
0 0
Read Time:3 Minute, 3 Second

Let me share with you a little about my recent viewing experiences. I decided to trim my expenses in response to the cost of living crisis eating up my modest savings. I axed the streaming services previously subscribed to one by one. Then, after nearly 20 years of pay TV – I gave that the flick also. Suddenly, I was reduced to watching the footy on free to air. Channel 7 trumpets this FREE experience to the viewer but stuffs so many ads into a game my head started spinning. I entered the fake world of commercial free to air TV.

a large stadium filled with lots of people

Profoundly Insincere Advertising Content On TV

Exposure to all these many, many commercials makes one privy to the profound insincerity of TV advertising. Combine this with the smarmy very fake TV show presenters and one is reaching for the vomit bag. I wonder about children growing up watching this stuff and how it must mess with their heads. This warped conception of a kind of presumed reality in TV land. Ads for rapacious short term loan providers presented in smiling situations with ex-footballers playing inane roles. Shame on you Luke Hodge! The legion of sports gambling ads by corporate bookmakers. The worst, however, are for the network’s own reality TV offerings.

Wow, the BS served up on free to air could not be further from free if you at all value your intelligence.

people standing on stadium

Channel 7 & The AFL

The AFL brags about the billion dollar deal they did with the TV network host and how it finances the game. Of course, we the viewing public are paying for this via all these bloody ads. Football is such a great game; I am sure that many players would play for much less recompense.  Channel 7 whacks on ads every time a goal is scored – no wonder there has been such a push to stop low scoring hard fought games from being the norm. Indeed, I bet that the network probably has had its say on this matter and has used its highly paid game day announcers to use their influence wherever possible. Money talks loudly in professional sport and those with their snouts in the trough want their pound of flesh.

“In one of Gillon McLachlan’s final major moves as chief executive of the AFL, the League has bolstered its future with a $4.5 billion deal across the Seven, Foxtel and Telstra agreement after meeting with key bidders on Monday to hear final pitches. “

a man with headphones on sitting in front of a camera

Giving Commercial Free To Air TV The Boot

The fake world of commercial free to air TV is chock-a-block with deep voiceovers. It is filled to the brim with insincerity and faux gravitas. Anyway, I tried to stomach this crap for the good of my personal finances but some things are a bridge too far. There is no way I could bear a full season of this merde. It stinks to high heaven and spoils the game I love. So many ads that you can forget that you are watching a match. It is like having your orgasm snatched away at the most thrilling moment – in that ads immediately follow your team scoring a goal. Not quite coitus interruptus but definitely fan acclaim sudden cessation (FASC). It could cause some serious psychological ruction in the supporter’s psyche. My ban on streaming services had to be lifted because I couldn’t take another few hours being subjected to the fake world of free to air TV – which aint free in my book.

RSH

©WordsForWeb

a sports stadium with a field and a field with a crowd of people with Melbourne Cricket Ground in the background

About Post Author

Clio

Clio was the ancient Greek muse of history. so we all thought that she would be an appropriate entity to run this site.
Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *