10-18-16 03:46 PM
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  1. bhoqeem's Avatar
    As the title says, I just wanna tell you about Blackberry's heavy product placement in a new TV series called "Designated Survivor" on Netflix. All of the top characters there are using BlackBerry Classic (there are many Q10s in episode 1, but then changed to the Classic since episode 3), and another main character uses Blackberry Leap. There are other types of smartphones like android and iphone, sure, but the numbers and screen time are severely limited. I haven't seen any Passport just as yet, but who knows, there might be on further episode(s). But I rather doubt it, though. The Classic looks VERY nice in their hands and doesn't look as ridiculous when being put by the ear for phone calls.

    BlackBerry Classic is king in this show. Even the United States President character (played by Kiefer Shuterland) uses it. Proudly. Unabashedly.

    And I love it.
    10-13-16 02:01 PM
  2. zephyr613's Avatar
    "Designated Survivor" is actually a new TV series on ABC, and yes, Keifer Sutherland is an unabashed Blackberry fan since the days of "24". He is also the Executive Producer.

    I am actually surprised the show is already available on Netflix, thought they run at least a season behind. Show debut date was Sept 21st, 2016.
    10-13-16 02:13 PM
  3. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Good catch...
    10-13-16 02:13 PM
  4. Nguyen1's Avatar
    Good show too.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Passport SE
    10-13-16 02:14 PM
  5. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Even on TV they strip the branding lol... where is the outcry?

    Heavy BlackBerry 10 Product Placement on Designated Survivor-screenshot-2016-09-22-22.34.47.png
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    10-13-16 02:15 PM
  6. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    "Designated Survivor" is actually a new TV series on ABC, and yes, Keifer Sutherland is an unabashed Blackberry fan since the days of "24". He is also the Executive Producer.

    I am actually surprised the show is already available on Netflix, thought they run at least a season behind. Show debut date was Sept 21st, 2016.
    ABC has been doing deals outside of their normal broadcast markets for some of their shows.... if they don't the torrents will.
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    10-13-16 02:16 PM
  7. zephyr613's Avatar
    Even on TV they strip the branding lol... where is the outcry?

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    Don't they have to remove the branding since Blackberry doesn't pay anyone for advertising?
    10-13-16 02:17 PM
  8. zephyr613's Avatar
    ABC has been doing deals outside of their normal broadcast markets for some of their shows.... if they don't the torrents will.
    I watch Netflix when I am at my GF's and they are still a season behind on hit shows like Blacklist and Quantico.

    But I see where your going here
    10-13-16 02:18 PM
  9. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Even on TV they strip the branding lol... where is the outcry?

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    You want branding... you pay for it. Nothing get shown on the screen by accident anymore. And I doubt when Sutherland production company approached BlackBerry... they got a return call. So poof these are props with no branding - but everyone knows if its the goverment, its BlackBerry.
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    10-13-16 02:18 PM
  10. Bla1ze's Avatar
    You guys are so serious. Like I didn't already know the reason. I was just poking some fun at the folks complaining about no BB logo on the DTEK50/60.
    10-13-16 02:21 PM
  11. zephyr613's Avatar
    You guys are so serious. Like I didn't already know the reason. I was just poking some fun at the folks complaining about no BB logo on the DTEK50/60.
    Oh I get it!!!!

    Kinda like the invisible logo on the drivers and cars from AMG Petronas Mercedes this year!!
    JeepBB likes this.
    10-13-16 02:23 PM
  12. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    You guys are so serious. Like I didn't already know the reason. I was just poking some fun at the folks complaining about no BB logo on the DTEK50/60.
    I know, that you know, but by saying that..... I expect a few were already planning a Social Media boycott of the show (or a poll at least), and I don't want it canceled.
    10-13-16 02:25 PM
  13. bhoqeem's Avatar
    Even on TV they strip the branding lol... where is the outcry?

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    I believe I see the BlackBerry logo loud and clear whenever possible. Even the BlackBerry name is also shown.
    10-13-16 02:30 PM
  14. bhoqeem's Avatar
    Here's one from episode 4:

    Heavy BlackBerry 10 Product Placement on Designated Survivor-capture.png
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    10-13-16 02:34 PM
  15. 1REDRUM's Avatar
    Show is also filmed in Toronto where there are more BlackBerry phones than most places

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    10-13-16 02:57 PM
  16. dcal1701's Avatar
    In a sea of iphones in the latest Bridget Jones movie, there was several very clear shots of a classic. (I was forced to see it by the missus)

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    10-13-16 03:18 PM
  17. megafan2000's Avatar
    It only consciously registered as Blackberrys when I watched last night seeing her read the text. I saw the other episodes but never took note they were Blackberrys as well.
    10-13-16 03:58 PM
  18. Zeratul57's Avatar
    Yesterday the Priv was on display. Great show! Pres layed the Priv down. Keyboard out.

    Sent from a Silver Passport.
    10-13-16 05:31 PM
  19. Nguyen1's Avatar
    Who needs Kim K when you have jack Bauer promoting all things BlackBerry?

    Sent from my BlackBerry Passport SE
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    10-13-16 05:39 PM
  20. TheAmazingHarold's Avatar
    It would have been awesome to see Jack Bauer advertising BlackBerry 10 phones from launch. Instead they wasted money on Alicia Keys *spews*

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    10-14-16 02:05 AM
  21. maggiehorowitz's Avatar
    I love that blackberries are still used! I can't wait, hopefully I will get one soon!
    As the title says, I just wanna tell you about Blackberry's heavy product placement in a new TV series called "Designated Survivor" on Netflix. All of the top characters there are using BlackBerry Classic (there are many Q10s in episode 1, but then changed to the Classic since episode 3), and another main character uses Blackberry Leap. There are other types of smartphones like android and iphone, sure, but the numbers and screen time are severely limited. I haven't seen any Passport just as yet, but who knows, there might be on further episode(s). But I rather doubt it, though. The Classic looks VERY nice in their hands and doesn't look as ridiculous when being put by the ear for phone calls.

    BlackBerry Classic is king in this show. Even the United States President character (played by Kiefer Shuterland) uses it. Proudly. Unabashedly.

    And I love it.
    10-14-16 02:19 AM
  22. ohaiguise's Avatar
    So that's where the last remaining stock ended up
    10-14-16 02:23 AM
  23. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Even on TV they strip the branding lol... where is the outcry?

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    You can't hide that keyboard... :-)

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    10-14-16 02:29 AM
  24. ohaiguise's Avatar
    If a third party took up manufacturing the handsets and the BB logo was removed (hence also the negative brand perception), I wonder if it would sell better?
    10-14-16 02:39 AM
  25. bhoqeem's Avatar
    Besides the extremely rare BB10 product placement, the story is pretty good, so it's easily becomes one of my favorite TV shows, waiting for it every week.
    10-18-16 05:45 AM
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