pete75 wrote:Commercial broadcasting is paid for largely by adverts. The cost of this advertising is added to the price of goods so even those without a television are paying for commercial broadcasting.
There's no way of avoiding this charge either because if you don't have a TV you won't even know which goods to boycott if you don't want to pay for TV advertising.
I think many companies allocate an advertising budget and then decide where to spend it. So if there were no TV advertising then undoubtedly more would be spent on press/internet/billboards/etc. At the end of the day, companies spend to try and push their product to us all. They might select particular media because they believe it particularly effective for their market/demographic. But there are plenty of other media all calling out for their advertising money. So with or without TV ads we will all still be paying at least the same for their marketing.