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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobisback View Post
    The ads I dont mind, what else would we be watching for those 3 seconds? The bowler walking back to his mark?
    Listen to the commentators analyse the game. Often you hear them interrupted by an ad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Listen to the commentators analyse the game. Often you hear them interrupted by an ad.
    Anything that reduces audience exposure to this particular set of commentators in the IPL can only be a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gvenkat View Post
    There is a thin line between being competitive and being an ass. Mahela was being an ass. Imagine if Ishant does that to Tendulkar or say Dhoni does it to Kumble. Mahela was way over the top when he hit that six, I would have tolerated that behavior against anyone but Murali of all people. Come on.
    You have a problem with him pumping his fist? LOL. Perhaps its the culture but I dont see anything to get worked up about over something as trivial as that. Maybe if someone like Thisera Perera did it to Murali it would have been over the top but these guys are more or less equals and competitors. Fair game. Now if it was exchanging slaps (lol) I may agree with you.

    Agree with most of the points and wondering how the Mongoose bat never made it to the list. I hope its a complete failure and he has zero success with it.

    Personally, I like the cheerleaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Anything that reduces audience exposure to this particular set of commentators in the IPL can only be a good thing.
    Haha.

    I guess some might prefer to hear Do what you love, love what you do... BLACKBERRY than Danny Morrison or Ravi Shastri.


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    Obviously IPL is a business and we have to accept that, there are however certain aspects of the broadcast and the game itself that should just be kept pure and clear of such commercial BS. Commentators should not be calling out DLF maximums and carbon kamal catches or whatever they are called. I mean you can mention the IPL is brought to you by so and so sponsors at the beginning, intermission or the end of the program, but just to have that commercial bs shoved down your throat constantly is the most annoying thing in the world.

    I really think its horrible advertising on the part of corporate sponsors, people are sensitive to the manner in which ads are presented and certainly the way IPL does it doesn't bode too well for DLF.

    They could create a more friendly and favorable image by staying within conventional limits.

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    Good article, gvenkat....

    I enjoy watching the IPL, but there are things that irrititate me too.

    1) YOu covered the Karbon Kamal, DLF Maximum, and Citi Moment of Success stuff, that really gets my goat.

    2) The annoying music that is played every time a boundary is hit is driving me around the bend! It was enjoyable the first time around, then in week two it became annoying, and not it is positively infuriating!

    3) Those dancing girls - is the IPL being played in India, or Britain?

    4) Ads that are taken in the middle of an over by a spinner, thus ensuring we miss the next delivery, and have to watch it again on replay....

    5) Selectors who refuse to pick certain WI players.

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    One thing that infuriates me more than the Karbon Kamaal catch, people who whine on boards about the said Karbon Kamaal catch. Its bad enough hearing it on tv. Don't need to read it a million times when I come on here.
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    The MRF blimp plug is the worst i've ever seen. It's an insult to audience's intelligence, when the same commentator who adlibbed earlier repeats the exact lines in a span of 3 overs. Atleast we've option of changing channels between overs ffs this happens right in the middle of deliveries.

    However not all ads are bad. The vodafone ones, although have remarkably declined in quality are still enjoyable, as well as the sehwag gambir one.

    Wish we could see ones like 'madk madkan' pepsi ads of late 90s featuring Sachin. Those were such a rage then, and the slogan 'ye dil mange more' was brilliant.

    Sadly very few ads retain that uniqueness.

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    I really enjoy the IPL. But with so little to lose for the batsman much of the time, the bowlers have nowhere to bowl.

    The only good bowl in the IPL is one that takes the batsman by surprise. And this is achieved, when it is achieved, by pure luck more than skill.

    I enjoy the league greatly, but I will also breath a sigh of relief when it is over.
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    Sky TV is as commercialised as British TV gets but it is much more restrained. There are some quite tight restrictions on the amount of advertising you are allowed to show.

    So they have an ad break every other over (or maybe every 3 overs, I'm not sure) and after every wicket, unless two fall in quick succession.

    When they have a feed from an overseas broadcaster (eg for the Masters golf or the cricket from some places) they may have to fill in, show some replays etc while the host broadcaster gets on with the real business of selling products.

    I haven't watched any of the IPL but from everything that's been written the over-commercialism just sounds unbearable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Sky TV is as commercialised as British TV gets but it is much more restrained. There are some quite tight restrictions on the amount of advertising you are allowed to show.

    So they have an ad break every other over (or maybe every 3 overs, I'm not sure) and after every wicket, unless two fall in quick succession.

    When they have a feed from an overseas broadcaster (eg for the Masters golf or the cricket from some places) they may have to fill in, show some replays etc while the host broadcaster gets on with the real business of selling products.

    I haven't watched any of the IPL but from everything that's been written the over-commercialism just sounds unbearable.
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    I hate it as much as anyone. I even decided to put a post on the IPL page on you tube. Now someone's mrked it as spam. It appears anything pro-IPL on the comments isn't on that page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Sky TV is as commercialised as British TV gets but it is much more restrained. There are some quite tight restrictions on the amount of advertising you are allowed to show.

    So they have an ad break every other over (or maybe every 3 overs, I'm not sure) and after every wicket, unless two fall in quick succession.

    When they have a feed from an overseas broadcaster (eg for the Masters golf or the cricket from some places) they may have to fill in, show some replays etc while the host broadcaster gets on with the real business of selling products.

    I haven't watched any of the IPL but from everything that's been written the over-commercialism just sounds unbearable.
    But compared to the large amounts people have or have had to shell out for the likes of Sky and Setanta in the UK, the Indian public get top class sport for peanuts,most of the time for free. In Uk only cheaper sporting commodities seem to be free to air.
    So the revenue has to be generated by advertisements.While in SKY case there is a large amount of subscription fees.

    If the Indians want the IPL free of advertisment there are a couple of DTH operators offering IPL without advertsiments and with more camera angles in a special package where u can see it that way by paying something extra. But do not thing these are much popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    But compared to the large amounts people have or have had to shell out for the likes of Sky and Setanta in the UK, the Indian public get top class sport for peanuts,most of the time for free. In Uk only cheaper sporting commodities seem to be free to air.
    So the revenue has to be generated by advertisements.While in SKY case there is a large amount of subscription fees.

    If the Indians want the IPL free of advertisment there are a couple of DTH operators offering IPL without advertsiments and with more camera angles in a special package where u can see it that way by paying something extra. But do not thing these are much popular.
    There is truth in this, but ITV is free-to-air and does show some quality sport eg Champions League and England football matches, and their commercials are restricted as are Sky's.

    I can't believe that this sort of commericial overkill isn't counterproductive. Two reasons: (1) The fewer advertising slots you have, the higher the price you'll get for each one, and (2) The less you cheapen and tackify your product, the keener sponsors will be to associate themselves with it.

    And the State maybe should have a role in regulating it so that it doesn't cheapen or degrade the sport. Which in this case is a matter for Indians and not me, obviously.

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    So glad you touched on the commentary first. It really grates on me when the commentators gush over a shot which was either complete ass or had no skill whatsoever as being 'great' or even 'excellent'.

    At least with the DLF maximums, there was a prize for whoever got the most. The Karbonn Kamaal catch is just pathetic.
    Last edited by Jayzamann; 01-04-2010 at 05:50 AM.

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