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Cool Things: Dish Network TV Ads Featuring the iPad

iPad News TV ad

I’ve always enjoyed the TV ads that Dish Network does for ‘The Hopper’ feature. I think they’ve got great style and are always funny. I can see these running for years and working well for Dish.

And of course it’s fun seeing the iPad featured in a couple of the newest ads in this series – like this one titled ‘iPad News’ shown above.

My big favorite though is one I couldn’t find on YouTube – the one that ends with the line “Shut up! I’m watching my iPad”.

UPDATE: The YouTube video for the ad I’m talking about here was taken down literally while I was posting it looks like. So here are links to where you can see the two ads mentioned:

iPad News: http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7nCc/dish-hopper-ipad-news

Seasons: http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7Z9c/dish-hopper-seasons

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iPad on Southland


Image Source: RunAroundTech.com

Southland is one of my favorite TV shows at the moment. I love a good, gritty cop show and Southland epitomizes that genre. It’s one show I really look forward to each week, and there aren’t very many of those.

Usually during commercial breaks of the show, I’m staring at an iPad screen. In this past Tuesday’s episode I was suddenly staring at an iPad screen on the Southland screen. Bonanza – two of my favorite things on one big screen.

Lydia and Josie – two of the featured detectives on the show – were shown browsing the iPad to learn more about the past of a flaky witness they were trying to get in shape to testify in a case of theirs.

I know the iPad has made plenty of TV appearances. Just thought I’d mention this one as it’s a big favorite of mine.

Have you spotted the iPad on any of your favorite TV shows? If so, please tell us about them in the comments.

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iPad on TV – Spotted on Hawaii 5-0 and NCIS


Gear Diary’s Larry Greenberg has a cool post up on his latest sightings of Apple devices on TV. Included in there are a few shots of iPads appearing in some leading crime dramas, including Hawaii 5-0 and NCIS. Here’s a slice of what Larry has spotted on Hawaii 5-0:

Hawaii 5-0 – The iPhone 4 has been featured quite prominently in the new version of the show. A few episodes it was used to make a FaceTime call. This week’s episode marked the first use of the iPad though. The team used the iPad, complete with what appeared to be the Apple iPad case, to discuss information about a suspect from the case they were working on.

The iPad seems a natural for crime shows – especially since it’s the best place to get a crook’s fingerprints real quick. Smile

For lots more Apple on TV goodness, check out Larry’s post here:


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