Wednesday, December 15, 2010

IFC cable channel no longer commercial free

Apparently, as of last Tuesday 12/6, IFC channel (Independent Film Channel) now has commercials, and commercial interruptions during all programming. They have dropped art-house films for indie films and more main stream, and TV shows/original programming. I loved this channel for years, but now I will resent even watching it, and I very well may not. Facebook and Twitter postings are yelling about this sad decision for IFC.

I'm probably going to quit watching the IFC. I don't understand why we pay for channels when they force us to watch commercials, if we watch their channel. I thought pay TV was going to eliminate commercials. 

Someone on a site somewhere said something I have to try and paraphrase: "...can it be long before badly applied patches start making movie characters say "Forget You!" and "I don't give a spit" to appease the ChristiaNazis?"

Its a very good question.

To me, "independent" means, taking chances, walking the fine line, being interesting, pushing the envelope. I suppose what we now need is a Super Independent channel. At this point, I'm not seeing much of anything independent about the IFC. Icky Film Channel? Idiot Film Channel?



  1. IFC was my favorite channel, but the addition of commercials has ruined the channel for me. I did like the addition of Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. I even won the Freaks and Geeks DVD set from them. Undeclared is half way through its run, so I feel committed to finish it out, but no matter what IFC does, I will not be tuning in in 2011.

  2. Exactly how I'm feeling. Hang in there.

  3. I quit watching IFC because of the commercials. Surely they had to notice a drop in viewers. Why didn't they just add commercials between shows, or follow MGM they have only one commercial halfway through, a very short commercial pretty cool. I need to contact directv, they still have listed on the guide that it is commercial free. So goodbye IFC

  4. So old Carl is finding his way back to the house to Sling Blade boyfriend Doyle, and there it is, with a weird looking sky behind it, the house, and...

    cut to Cialis commercial. I don't think so.