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Some Game Companies Pay For Mention On 'Conan,' But Don't Disclose Deal

  • Re/code, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:40 AM
Some videogame companies were paying to be featured in Conan O'Brien's "Clueless Gamer" reviews during his TBS late-night talk show, but that fact was not disclosed to the audience because the segments "are not serious reviews nor endorsements — they are strictly comedic sketches,” according to a "Conan" spokesperson questioned by Eric Johnson. In this post, Johnson delves into the ramifications of this finding, concluding that because TBS is owned by Time Warner Inc, which is not a cable operator per se, "it’s not clear how the FCC could take action, even if it got a complaint."

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