Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cable Tv Industry Concept: Viewer Surveys Stops Fast Forwarding Past Commericals

Hello All,

Comcast is my local television cable operator in my county of Florida. I'm also the proud user of their "DVR" (Digital Video Recorder) service allowing me to pause live television or record programs I enjoy whilst I do other activities. As the introduction of DVR capable devices via services like Tivo that ushered forth the technology originally. Television viewers have for the most part leaped to fast forwarding past nuisance commercials. To get to the meat of the programming they're tuned in for particularly.

My concept would allow cable Tv or satellite operators to re-center viewer attention onto said commercials. By scattering incentives to Tv viewers to actually pay attention and via remote control have limited interaction with said commercials.

Right now on the Internet there is a survey site that offers prizes via a point system for Tv viewers. They're called "Reward Tv" where viewers sign-up for free and list which national Tv channel programming they've watched. Via online questionnaires tied to a reward point system they answer questions to what was aired during the programs events including said commercials.

Now borrowing said format to a small degree a Cable or Satellite Tv operator offers a "Consumer Survey Panel" to its subscribers. Let's say a cross-branding of AC Nielsen or some other prominent national survey firm. Where cable or dish satellite subscribers sign-up for free through their remote controls and a pin number to this consumer survey panel. In return for watching any program they choose according to their own personal viewership schedule.

Randomly with there DVR service an alert will flash across there screen or an icon will blink onto the screen denoting a survey opportunity. The Tv viewer will than with their DVR service pause "Live Television" and start the survey that was randomly offered to them. The survey can be anything of demographic value to something akin that "Reward Tv" already does with Internet users who watch television.

The incentives for Tv cable or satellite subscribers to enroll in such a "consumer survey panel". Is they can get prizes, enter sweepstakes, product discount coupons based off the commercials, product coupons of free samples of said commercials, gain reward points for redemption via a gift catalog, or receive a small discount on their Cable or Satellite bill during said month. The later incentive would be something akin to what my electric utility company (Florida Power & Light) does with a metered electricity conservation service called "On Call".

Where each month the "On Call" service offers me a monthly credit of a few dollars on my electric utility bill. So the incentive of a monthly credit on a cable or satellite Tv subscriber to their bill would be another hook to deploy for joining the consumer survey Tv panel.

This is practically a Win / Win / Win scenario where Cable / Satellite operators, there commercial sponsors, and consumers all get incentives. Whilst reducing DVR users from fast forwarding past commercials but now gaining valuable near "Live" survey panelist feedback from Tv audiences.

Jewels of Truth Quotation & Favorite Quotes of The Day


Today while I'm still in the inspired mood I wanted to share my latest spiritual wisdom based quotation. Just penned by me less than an hour ago for your enjoyment.


871) Unconditional love is not just a pleasurable emotion, it is a force of the highest order. This is the force many call God(dess) itself that permeates the entire of creation for an eternity. So when one loves without self-imposed limits they are by such a very act invoking God(dess) into their life by willful permission. Such a invocation of pure intent enacts miracles and wonders that the agents of grace. May perform for the highest and total good for all that are open to receive such a benediction from God. So love with conditions is warped and of the human ego. Love without conditions is divine and of God(dess). Amen to the Almighty! ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


Even if our efforts of attention seen for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul. ---Simone Weil.

To not know, but do the best as is known, felt, experienced in self, to him it is counted as righteousness. ---Edgar Cayce Reading 1728-2.

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. ---Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Jewels of Truth Quotations & Favorite Quotes of The Day

Hello All,

Here is another iteration of my spiritual wisdom quotations for your enjoyment.

Have a good day.


816) The subjective thought is inherent to the human spirit. For without subjectivity humanity would be divorced from his/her own soul. Albeit objectivity is a must in maintaining sublime order, otherwise chaos ensues. But a harmony needs to be struck between the subjective and objective capacities. In that the Kingdom of God matures in its own grace. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

817) To accept and approve of one's actions or character is not the same act. When accepting of a person or event, one is respecting this person or occurrence. However when one approves of a persons conduct or actions one is then supporting such a person, ideology, or circumstance. There is clearly a distinction between acceptance and approval of ones conduct or of there ongoings. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

818) There is no desire in Heaven, for there is no need. All of the riches of eternal creation are offered abundantly and unceasing. This is truly the utopia that all civilizations attempt to mimic themselves by example. Only a minuscule number of civilizations ever come that far due to unruly ideologies and selfish egos. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ---Jalaluddin Rumi. "We Are There", translated by: Coleman Barks.

A secret formula for finding (indeed creating) peace, harmony, and happiness upon the Earth. Serve life first, in everything you think and say and do. ---Neale Donald Walsch. "Tomorrow's God".

May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being. ---Apache Blessing.