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Engage, little dogies! Hear Captain Picard croon cowboy songs

Yippee-ki-ay, there are four lights. Patrick Stewart may be British, but he tackles that most American of musical genres.

By 6 July 2016


Jennifer Lawrence would return for another X-Men movie on this condition

The Mystique actress says she would "love" to come back for another movie, but only if this condition is met.

By 21 May 2016


Has Samsung given up on bashing Apple?

The ad currently running for the Galaxy Note is a borderline infomercial and offers none of the Apple-bashing so enjoyed by Samsung in the run-up to the Super Bowl.

By 7 March 2012


Cox channel tunes in to advertisers

Make way for the newest form of the infomercial. Cox Communications turns on a digital cable channel devoted solely to advertisers? original programming.

By 20 August 2002


Epods to sell lean, mean Internet machine on TV

Epods is not the first company to market an Internet appliance to techno-novices, but it may be the first to use an infomercial to do it.

21 March 2000


Infomercials go online: Web-o-matic?

It will soon make it possible to see infomercials without having to get up early or stay up late.

16 May 1996


Informercials spawn on Web

Just as life imitates art, the Web imitates television. In the latest example, Eagle River Interactive and TV Tyee launch an infomercial site dubbed 800.com.

By 11 June 1997