You’re Probably Watching More Commercials Than Ever

Advertisers have been shifting more of their dollars to the digital world, as internet videos and streaming services steal a growing number of eyeballs from traditional television.  And now it seems some networks have come up with a rather deceptive way to try to hold onto their profits. Youtuber Itclassics uploaded a video back in 2013 showing how TBS speeds up a Seinfeld episode to squeeze in about three more minutes of commercials.  The video is only now getting more widespread attention, and online reaction has been fiercely negative.  Many people say the trick will backfire on the networks, and drive more people to simply cut the cable cord.  What do you think?  Would you even notice if it wasn’t pointed out?

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