NBC Direct service and ads
I was just looking at the recently launched NBC direct service, which is a YouTube equivalent of NBC's shows, only really annoying.
I say that because every show I tried watching would play a long ad before it begins, and then tell me "this show is not available for your location" or something of the sort.
Now I have no problem with content being locale sensitive. It's the right of the content owners to decide on that, but what I do have a problem with is making me sit through the whole of a number ads repeatedly and then telling me I can't watch the content.
How I am dealing with it? I watched a few more, just to see the ads, and now Dove, Oreos, and Careerbuilder are on my no-more list.
Thank you NBC for annoying the customers of your advertisers.
Update: Looks like this blogger had the same experience.