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YouTube launches ads that you can skip

By Emil
Dec 2, 2010
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  1. YouTube has officially launched its new TrueView ad format, which lets users skip ads they're not interested in. TrueView is currently only available to advertisers with managed accounts, so the format isn't all that widespread on YouTube just yet.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,369   +405

    I guess not much of a surprise considering YouTube has lost money for years. It was only a matter of time before they were going to fit advertising in somehow.
     
  3. Osiris391

    Osiris391 TS Rookie

    good thing this still doesnt having any impact on me. +1 for firefox adblock
     
  4. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Maniac Posts: 482   +8

  5. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

  6. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,577   +47

    Sounds like great news...We obviously love ads so much now that we can watch slideshows of them.

    I'm personally looking forward to the Ad channel, where you can just sit and watch hours and hours of "Sale now on", "Get more with..." and ever more shite "catchy" slogans all on one tv channel.

    I'de love that channel, i really would....

    (Maybe sarcasm overload)

    Oops, sorry, i forgot to add the sarcasm overload tag....It shall be fixed.
     
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    I can't take it! Too...much...sarcasm...!
     
  8. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Maniac Posts: 804   +9

    Um...advertising has been on YouTube for quite a while now. It's nothing new. They're just changing the format.
     
  9. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 195

    That's strange because I watch youtube videos all the time and have never had an ad as far back as I can remember.
    No ads, the video just starts. Am I missing something?
     
  10. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Maniac Posts: 804   +9

    It may just be with some of the more well-known channels. Some of the more popular people.
     
  11. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    About time I hate adverts, I only watch a little bit of TV but I have more than enough of seeing adverts on there.

    And Techspot that user above me has posted the same rubbish comment on a couple of articles I've been on, time to block I think =P
     
     
  12. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Enthusiast Posts: 197   +28

    The Adchannel, LOL! Man that`s jokes. Thank you for sharing.
     
  13. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Maniac Posts: 482   +8

    hahaha nice ;P
     


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