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TV Commercials: The Cable Age Classics II DVD, Download, USB Drive

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Years In The Making! 106 Minutes Of 155 Classic TV Commercials From The Golden Age Of Cable TV Of The Late 1980s And Early 90s, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #TVCommercials #TelevisionCommercials #Commercials #TVCs #TVAdvertising #TelevisionAdvertising #Advertising #Television #TV #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive


Contents:

CNN Around The World 1990

Universal 9 PSA: Stand Up For Racial Harmony 1984

Fresh Prince 900 # 1991

John Amos PSA for Edison National Historic Site 1991

David Attenborough's The Trials Of Life TV Series TNT 199105

Turner Presentation Theme 1991 #1

Turner Presentation Theme 1991 #2

WGBH Boston Presents Opening Theme 1977

Nova Opening Theme 1977

Joe Flaherty For Cinemax Free Spring Break With Stuart Pankin 1988

Paul McCartney And Interview For Cinemax Showing Of The Real Buddy Holly Story 1988

Green Alert Discovery Channel 1990

World Premiere Introduction Segue Discovery Channel 1990

KCTV Korean Cultural Television Sign-Off 1990

Midnight Movie Madness: The Eagle, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Metropolis And The Gold Rush Mon-Thu WNYC-TV 1990

NJN New Jersey Network Station ID For WNJM-TV: On The Boardwalk, Seaside 1991

Discovery Channel New Years Eve 1990

The Big Screen Opening Theme TLC 1991

TNT Original Production Opening Them 1990

A&E Program Sponsorship Opening: The Travelers And Porsche 1988

The Travelers Welcome To The New World 1988

Porsche Imagine You Were A Car 1988

Touch Of Scent Wall Dispenser 1988

Porsche: If You Have To Ask The Price, You May Now Be Able To Afford One 1988

BASF: A Video Tape That Guarantees Original Brilliance And Sharpness After 500 Plays 1988

Author Richard Reeds For American Heritage Magazine 1988

The GM Bumper To Bumper Plus 3 Year - 50,000 Mile Warranty 1988

Singapore Airlines: Singapore Girl 1988

A&E Cable Network ID #1 1988

The Travelers Universal Life Insurance Plan 1988

The Porsche 911 Tested On Race Tracks 1988

Goodwill Industries Vocational Services For Disabled And Challenged People 1988

A&E Program Sponsorship Opening: The The GM Bumper To Bumper Plus 3 Year - 50,000 Mile Warranty And The Travelers 1988

Wells Fargo Lines Of Credit 1988

Garfield For Embassy Suites Hotels 1988

AT&T Reach Out And Touch Someone: Japan 1988

Burlington Sheer Indulgence Panty Hose 1988

The Volkswagen Fox 1988

Roger Moore's Daughter Deborah Moore For The Oldmsmobile Trofeo 1988

A&E Cable Network ID #2 1988

United Technologies 1988

Norman Rockwell's Granddaughter Abigail For The 1988 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale

Happy Holidays Postcard From WLIW Channel 21 Skating Rink 1988

WNET-TV Channel 13 New York: Nightworld Intermission Segue 1988

WNET-TV Channel 13 New York: "Member $" Symbol On Station Shows Movies Movies Movies, Innovation, Star Movie And Monty Python's Flying Circus 1988

WNET-TV Channel 13 New York: Vote Thirteen 1988

WNET-TV Channel 13 New York: Innovation Next 1988

WNET-TV Channel 13 New York: Your Check Is Your Vote - Vote Thirteen 1988

WNET-TV Channel 13 New York: Tomorrow On Thirteen: Nature, Evening At Pops, Goodbye Mr. Chips Miniseries 1988

WNET-TV Channel 13 New York: Watch For A Vote Thirteen Letter From Us 1988

Anacin: Not Just Better... BETTER! 1988

Summer's Eve Feminine Wash Intimate Cleansing Mist 1988

Boy's Night In Sponsored By Ragu Foods 1988

Eckerd: Nothing's More Important Than Your Health Child Poisoning 1988

Nestle Toll House Ready-To-Bake Cookie Dough Presents: At The Grocery Store 1988

JC Penney: Interlude: Every Woman Deserves An Interlude 1988

Excedrin: A Headache This Big That's Screaming For Excedrin 1988

SuperStation Morning Movie Matchup Game Show With Tony Taylor 1988

Next On SuperStation TBS: Murphy's War And Braker 1988

Necessarily Nescafe 1988

Apple Sweet Roll From Weight Watchers 1988

Advilvanced Medicine For Pain 1988

Murine Soft Contact Lens Solutions 1988

Slim-Fast: Give Us A Week, We'll Take Off The Weight 1988

Nabisco Shredded Wheat: Sailors On How To Eat Them 1988

SuperStation TBS: The Push Excel Pro Basketball Classic 1988

The Good Stuff: The TNT Network Premiering October 3rd 1988

Oatmeal Swirlers From General Mills 1988

Crisco Pure All-Vegetable Cooking Oil For Apple Pies 1988

Preparation H 1988

SEC Football Saturday George Vs. S. Carolina On SuperStation TBS 1988

The Weekday Funnies Fall Premiere On SuperStation TBS: The Munsters, One Day At A Time, Laverne & Shirley, Andy Griffith, 9 To 5 And Sanford & Son 1988

Nestle Toll House Ready-To-Bake Cookie Dough Presents: Plastic Guy 1988

James Earl Jones For The Seattle 1990 Goodwill Games 1988

Consumer Reports 1988

Consumer Reports Magazine: Free Issue 1988

Terence Trent Darby, Information Society, Stevie Winwood And Vanessa Williams On Night Tracks Power Play Dancin' Friday On SuperStation TBS 1988

Next On SuperStation TBS: Custer Of The West And The Honeymooners 1988

Fashion: The All Time Best Dressed List Presented By JC Penney: Eileen Ford On Sofia Loren 1988

The Fall Wardrobe Sale At JC Penney 1988

The Hoover Elite Vacuum Cleaner 1988

Special UNICEF Ambassador Audrey Hepburn For Save The Children 1989

A&E: King Of Hearts Movie 1989

A&E Cable Network ID #3 1989

A&E Comedy At Eleven Weeknights #1 1989

A&E's Screening Room 1989

Foster Parents Plan: Help So Complete, It Touches A Child For Life #1 1989

A&E Cable Network ID #4 1989

Burt Lancaster For The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights From Amnesty International 1989

A&E Silver Screen: Penny Princess 1989

A&E Cable Network ID #5 1989

Ed McMahon: Colonial Penn Life Insurance 1989

A&E: For The Best Of Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Performing Arts #1 1989

CBS Video Library: Collector's Edition Of Star Trek Video Tapes 1989

Telly Savalas For The Player's Club Card: VIP Treatment 1989

A&E: For The Best Of Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Performing Arts #1 1989

A&E Movies: Hedgehog Wedding 1989

Should You Know More About Social Security? In Never Stops Working PSA 1989

The A&E Program Guide #1

A&E Cable Network ID #5 1989

The Best Of Beethoven, Strauss, Mozart And Tchaikovsky Classic Library On 4 LP's Or Cassettes For $19.95 1989

Miss Marple: A Pocket Full Of Rye Episode 1989

Miss Marple: The Case Of The Moving Finger Episode 1989

Cable Cares About Jerry's Kids With Jerry Lewis 1989

The Sherlock Holmes Movie Library In VHS Or Beta 1989

Super, Natural British Columbia Canada 1989

The Swiss Dry Cooker 1989

American Heritage Magazine: 8 Issues For $24 With Free Dictionary 1989

A Treasury Of Golden Classics With Free Greatest Hits Of 17th Century And Strauss Waltzes On Records Cassettes And Compact Discs For $1995 #1 1989

A&E Movies: Hollow Triumph 1989

Plug Into The Power Of Cable: America Is Cable Ready 1989

Foster Parents Plan: Help So Complete, It Touches A Child For Life #2 1989

A&E Movies: The Narrow Margin 1989

The A&E Program Guide #2 1989

A&E Biography Series 1989

America's Achievements In Space Video Collection 1989

A&E Movies: The Kidnapping Of Shergar 1989

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 1962-1967 22 Song Collection On LP's, Cassettes And Compact Discs 1989

A&E Comedy At Eleven Weeknights #2 1989

San Francisco's Good Time Cafe Live Entertainment Show 1989

A&E Summer Stock Plays 1989

Super, Natural British Columbia Canada Phone Version 1989

Alabama! The State Of Surprises! 1989

The A&E Program Guide #3 1989

Partnership For A Drug-Free America Anti-Marijuana Ad 1989

A&E Movies: That Uncertain Feeling 1989

A Treasury Of Golden Classics With Free Greatest Hits Of 17th Century And Strauss Waltzes On Records Cassettes And Compact Discs For $1995 #2 1989

A&E: Living Dangerously Series 1989

Big Band Classics: 50 Of The Most Famous Records Ever Made On 3 Albums Cassettes Or 8-Tracks From The Golden Years For $19.98 1989

A&E Program Sponsorship Opening: Centel 1989

Centel: Where People Connect 1989

Green Sweep Lawn Food 1989

The A&E Program Guide #4 1989

Monsanto Roundup: Nothing Kills Weeds Better And Weekend Freedom Sweepstakes 1989

Art Linkletter For The Contour Chair Lounge With Free Panasonic Color TV, Microwave Or VCR 1989

AT&T Reach Out And Touch Someone: First Dance 1989

Sterling: Grace Under Pressure With Patrick Macnee 1989

A&E Chronicle: China 1989

Crispy Wheats 'N Raisins 1989

Spiegels: For The Woman With Everything But... 1989

The A&E Program Guide #5 1989

Cheese Makes All The Difference #1 1989

Paul Mitchell: Your Style Demands It 1989

o.b.: Want Not. Waste Not. 1989

A&E Movies: Wallenberg: A Hero's Story 1989

If Caring Were Enough, Anyone Could Be A Nurse 1989

Audi: The 3-Year Test Drive Auto Lease 1989

Morning Edition From National Pupblic Radio 1989

A&E Cable Network ID #6 1989

The Agatha Christie Hour: Partners In Crime 1989

McDonnell Douglas: A Company Of Leaders Boy In Space 1989

Peter Coyote For GM: Putting Quality On The Road 1989

Cheese Makes All The Difference #2 1989

A&E: Masters Of Mystery Series 1989

Ad Council: National Committee For Prevention Of Child Abuse: Stop Using Words That Hurt, Start Using Words That Help 1989


A Television Advertisement, also called a television commercial, commercial, advert, TV advert or simply an ad, is a span of television programming produced and paid for by an organization. It conveys a message promoting, and aiming to market, a product or service. Advertisers and marketers may refer to television commercials as TVCs. Advertising revenue provides a significant portion of the funding for most privately-owned television networks. During the 2010s, the number of commercials has grown steadily, though the length of each commercial has diminished. Advertisements of this type have promoted a wide variety of goods, services, and ideas ever since the early days of the history of television. The viewership of television programming, as measured by companies such as Nielsen Media Research in the United States, or BARB in the UK, is often used as a metric for television advertisement placement, and consequently, for the rates which broadcasters charge to advertisers to air within a given network, television program, or time of day (called a "daypart"). In many countries, including the United States, television campaign advertisements are commonplace in a political campaign. In other countries, such as France, political advertising on television is heavily restricted, while some countries, such as Norway, completely ban political advertisements. The first official paid television advertisement came out in the United States on July 1, 1941, over New York station WNBT (subsequently WNBC) before a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. The announcement for Bulova watches, for which the company paid anywhere from 4 to 9 USD (reports vary), displayed a WNBT test pattern modified to look like a clock with the hands showing the time. The Bulova logo, with the phrase "Bulova Watch Time", appeared in the lower right-hand quadrant of the test pattern while the second hand swept around the dial for one minute. The first TV ad broadcast in the UK went on air on ITV on September 22, 1955, advertising Gibbs SR toothpaste. In Asia, the first TV ad broadcast appeared on Nippon Television in Tokyo on August 28, 1953, advertising Seikosha (subsequently Seiko); it also displayed a clock with the current time.

Cable Television began in the United States as a commercial business in 1950, although there were small-scale systems by hobbyists in the 1940s. The early systems simply received weak (broadcast) channels, amplified them, and sent them over unshielded wires to the subscribers, limited to a community or to adjacent communities. The receiving antenna would be taller than any individual subscriber could afford, thus bringing in stronger signals; in hilly or mountainous terrain it would be placed at a high elevation. At the outset, cable systems only served smaller communities without television stations of their own, and which could not easily receive signals from stations in cities because of distance or hilly terrain. In Canada, however, communities with their own signals were fertile cable markets, as viewers wanted to receive American signals. Rarely, as in the college town of Alfred, New York, U.S. cable systems retransmitted Canadian channels. As equipment improved, all twelve channels could be utilized, except where a local VHF television station broadcast. Local broadcast channels were not usable for signals deemed to be a priority, but technology allowed low-priority signals to be placed on such channels by synchronizing their blanking intervals. TV's were unable to reconcile these blanking intervals and the slight changes to due to travel through a medium, causing ghosting. The bandwidth of the amplifiers also was limited, meaning frequencies over 250 MHz were difficult to transmit to distant portions of the coaxial network, and UHF channels could not be used at all. To expand beyond 12 channels, non-standard "midband" channels had to be used, located between the FM band and Channel 7, or "superband" beyond Channel 13 up to about 300 MHz; these channels initially were only accessible using separate tuner boxes that sent the chosen channel into the TV set on Channel 2, 3 or 4.[citation needed] Initially, UHF broadcast stations were at a disadvantage because the standard TV sets in use at the time we're unable to receive their channels. Around 1966 the FCC mandated that all TV sets sold after a certain date were required to have the capability of receiving UHF channels. Before being added to the cable box itself, these midband channels were used for early incarnations of pay TV, e.g. The Z Channel (Los Angeles) and HBO but transmitted in the clear i.e. not scrambled as standard TV sets of the period could not pick up the signal nor could the average consumer `de-tune' the normal stations to be able to receive it. Once tuners that could receive select mid-band and super-band channels began to be incorporated into standard television sets, broadcasters were forced to either install scrambling circuitry or move these signals further out of the range of reception for early cable-ready TVs and VCRs. However, once consumer sets had the ability to receive all 181 FCC allocated channels, premium broadcasters were left with no choice but to scramble. Unfortunately for pay-TV operators, the descrambling circuitry was often published in electronics hobby magazines such as Popular Science and Popular Electronics allowing anybody with anything more than a rudimentary knowledge of broadcast electronics to be able to build their own and receive the programming without cost. Later, the cable operators began to carry FM radio stations, and encouraged subscribers to connect their FM stereo sets to cable. Before stereo and bilingual TV sound became common, Pay-TV channel sound was added to the FM stereo cable line-ups. About this time, operators expanded beyond the 12-channel dial to use the "midband" and "superband" VHF channels adjacent to the "high band" 7-13 of North American television frequencies. Some operators as in Cornwall, Ontario, used a dual distribution network with Channels 2-13 on each of the two cables. During the 1980s, United States regulations not unlike public, educational, and government access (PEG) created the beginning of cable-originated live television programming. As cable penetration increased, numerous cable-only TV stations were launched, many with their own news bureaus that could provide more immediate and more localized content than that provided by the nearest network newscast. Such stations may use similar on-air branding as that used by the nearby broadcast network affiliate, but the fact that these stations do not broadcast over the air and are not regulated by the FCC, their call signs are meaningless. These stations evolved partially into today's over-the-air digital subchannels, where a main broadcast TV station e.g. NBS 37* would - in the case of no local CNB or ABS station being available - rebroadcast the programming from a nearby affiliate but fill in with its own news and other community programming to suit its own locale. Many live local programs with local interests were subsequently created all over the United States in most major television markets in the early 1980s. This evolved into today's many cable-only broadcasts of diverse programming, including cable-only produced television movies and miniseries. Cable specialty channels, starting with channels oriented to show movies and large sporting or performance events, diversified further, and "narrowcasting" became common. By the late 1980s, cable-only signals outnumbered broadcast signals on cable systems, some of which by this time had expanded beyond 35 channels.