Radio & Television

Wish it was here: Comcast to offer 2006 Super Bowl commercials on demand

PHILADELPHIA – There’s gotta be a way to do this in Canada somehow. Every year at about this time, Canadian fans of the paid advertisements between plays during the Super Bowl howl long and hard about how those of us living north of the border usually miss all of the nifty new U.S. commercials airing during the big game. Our simultaneous substitution rules means we see Canadian commercials sold by Canadian rights holder Global Television instead and very few of the expensive (30-second ad spot: US$2.5 million, to say nothing of production costs), buzzworthy, usually entertaining, new ads which debut during...