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Xbox Makes Bold Push to Own Living Room Upcoming Microsoft gaming console promises to make TV personal like phones

Microsoft has made a bold move toward controlling consumers' relationship with television, while potentially reshaping the living room entertainment and ad experience with the upcoming launch of the Xbox One…

September 23, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

IMDB Wants to Challenge Twitter on Social TV Front X-Ray app promises to enhance viewing experience—just not on iPad yet

Amazon's been making a much bigger push into advertising and original entertainment. But the company has long had a major integral presence in the space, albeit a quiet one. That…

May 21, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Fake TLC promo isn't far from the real thing

A few months old, but new to us—this wonderful fake promo for TLC, advertising shows like 12 Wives 12 Problems, Dwarf Hoarders, Uterus Cannon, Cake Whores, Old Face New Vagina…

April 5, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

Ashley Madison is jilted even by 'Kennedys'

Could there be a more appropriate place for an Ashley Madison pro-adultery commercial than in a miniseries about philandering former president John F. Kennedy? The dating site that promotes—nay, revels…

April 1, 2011, 8:38 AM EDT

Teen wolves just not as carefree these days

In 1985, being a Teen Wolf meant surfing on the roof of a van and showboating at high-school basketball games. But judging by the trailer for MTV's series reboot of…

March 31, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

Tom Colicchio camps out in HBO food truck

HBO's Game of Thrones has hired celebrity chef and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio to be the bread to its circus. All this week, Colicchio is serving free food (including…

March 29, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

Tiny Giraffes From DirecTV Ads Now for Sale

Gregor the Russian billionaire might be the lead in DirecTV's "Opulence" and "Epic Win" ads from Grey New York, but we all know who the real star is—the miniature giraffe.…

March 24, 2011, 8:22 AM EDT

Man does 60 things in 60-second ad for DVR

This amusing DDB spot shows how the MySky DVR turns New Zealand husbands into the biggest wussies on the planet. (In contrast, DVRs make Aussies behave like dim blokes—dimmer than…

March 23, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

Why is Cindy Chandler pitching HughesNet?

As a rabid fan of the great sci-fi series Lost—my fiancée got me the six-season boxset for Chrismukkah—I still often think about that great finale. After the Smoke Monster wreaked…

March 8, 2011, 9:16 AM EST

Marketing Predictions for 'DWTS' Season 12

On Monday night, ABC announced the season-12 cast for Dancing with the Stars. The lineup—probably the weakest to date—features Sugar Ray Leonard, Hines Ward, Ralph Macchio, Chris Jericho, Lil' Romeo,…

March 1, 2011, 9:24 AM EST