AT&T Brings Pop Up Ads To U-Verse TV [Broadband Reports]
If you're like me, then you're not a fan of pop-up advertisements that always used to pop-up in a window over web pages before browsers integrated pop-up blocking technology. They were distracting and filled my screen up with numerous useless windows. Now, if you're an AT&T U-Verse customer, you may need to buy a pop-up blocker for your television.
Broadband Reports has posted an article this morning about complaints from AT&T customers in the site's forums regarding pop-up advertising that AT&T has deployed to U-Verse connected television screens. Imagine you're watching your favorite show on your AT&T U-Verse connected television. Out of nowhere, up pops a screen that overlays your show advertising a Domino's pizza. To rid your screen of the advertisement, the ad advises uses to press the "ATT and OK" buttons on their remote to "dismiss this message."
AT&T responded with a statement that the pop-ups were informational about their U-Verse offerings and not paid ads. But if you read the ad in the picture above, you get a free Domino's pizza if you buy Showtime and the Movie Channel.
Give me a break! Sounds like a commercial to me, Don't worry folks, pop-up ads on TV are not in any of Insight's plans.