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Twitter Fans Make DirecTV's New 'Get Rid of Cable' Ad One of the Bleakest Yet Putting all that negativity to work

When you leave people to their own devices, they tend to get nihilistic. When they get nihilistic, they make darkly comic scripts for DirecTV. Case in point: the satellite-TV company's Twitter-sourced…

April 29, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

Marionette Wives Feel Pretty Insecure in an Age of Wireless DirecTV Grey's odd new ads

If DirecTV is trying to position its Wireless Genie Mini device as a high-tech toy for doofy bros who view women as puppets—mission accomplished! Perhaps that's a tad harsh or too…

April 15, 2014, 8:34 AM EDT

Are You Ready for Some Freakball? DirecTV Tells Tall Tales in Ads From Grey NFL Sunday Ticket guys rule

DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket, which offers every game live on any digital device, turns average Joes into "the world's most powerful fans" in three goofy spots from Grey. These godlike…

September 9, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

DirecTV Throws Your Best Friend a Bone With DogTV Channel Come on, though, really?

People who unironically think of their dogs as children are probably a) not well and b) overjoyed about DirecTV's announcement that it will be carrying DogTV, a $6 per month…

April 10, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

Dish's Bostonians Celebrate Tiny Beer, Recliners and the Death of the TV Spot Latest ads for the Hopper

The Boston Guys return and local accents abound in Dish's cute campaign for its Hopper DVR with Sling, which lets users skip commercial blocks. That functionality has caused some controversy,…

February 12, 2013, 9:15 AM EST

Cowboys Thrilled for Dish Network's New Internet Service BFG 9000 circles the wagons

Dish Network has a thing for cowboys. Having aired several spots with cowboys last year advertising its Blockbuster Movie Pass, the satellite-TV provider goes back to the ranch in its…

October 9, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

Is Sirius trying to shut Howard Stern up?

Pity poor Howard Stern. He spends his whole career trying to find a place with a dress code relaxed enough for assless chaps and company picnics that boast potato salad…

January 23, 2006, 4:20 PM EST

Stern giving away Sirius receivers

We were down getting a lovely latte at the Mud Truck in Astor Place this morning and were handed this flier. Apparently Stern was in Union Square today, giving away…

November 18, 2004, 11:29 AM EST

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