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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

Cat Wearing a Shark Costume Riding a Roomba Scores Big on YouTube Ryan Higa, PewDiePie Among Web creators topping Adweek/VidIQ's debut chart

Big Adweek/VideoWatch news! Through a partnership with VidIQ, a company that helps creators and brands build their YouTube audiences—and is sitting on loads of data—we're presenting our first of two…

August 13, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

Nielsen and FreeWheel Expand Online Campaign Ratings Partnership Aimed to spark OCR usage for video buyers

Nielsen has expanded its relationship with FreeWheel, as the video platform will aim to streamline the usage of Nielsen's Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) for their joint clients. In a best-case scenario for…

August 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Manning Brothers Channel The Lonely Island for DirecTV Introducing 'Football on Your Phone,' the song

Step right up, folks, and feel yourself getting gleefully dumber as you watch this new DirecTV Sunday Ticket ad posing as a bad rap video. Dubbed "Football on Your Phone,"…

August 6, 2013, 4:26 PM 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

Cable Is Disgustingly Awful and Satellite Is Monstrously Great, Says DirecTV Grey's study in contrasts

DirecTV and ad agency Grey in New York put out some of the funniest ads of 2012. They kick off 2013 in amusing fashion, too, with this spot for the…

January 7, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

John Cleese Helps John Cleese Understand DirecTV's New Offer Actor works hard in hilarious Q&A spot

No one can accuse John Cleese of not earning his paycheck in this great new DirecTV spot from Grey in New York. It shows the actor and comedian holding an…

July 19, 2012, 7:56 AM EDT

DirecTV's Phil Shifley Spotted at MLB's All-Star Game Guy who faked his own death is living dangerously

For a guy who faked his own death, Phil Shifley isn't keeping much of a low profile. The character from Grey's celebrated ad campaign for DirecTV (Bill Clinton's favorite!) has…

July 12, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT