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22nd Apr '18 12:18:19 PM nombretomado
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* Pre-television example: The first plot hatched by [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel's]] nemesis Doctor Sivana in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks was a scheme to take over all the world's radio stations to silence them forever.

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* Pre-television example: The first plot hatched by [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel's]] nemesis Doctor Sivana in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks was a scheme to take over all the world's radio stations to silence them forever.
3rd Mar '18 9:19:59 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features this throughout the Tokyo arc, in no small part due to the fact that [[MouthOfSauron the Black Signal]] is a massive fan of the trope. Being a [[TheDisembodied disembodied]] {{Technopath}}, he takes great delight in seizing control of electronic devices and using them to talk to you - to the point that he ''regularly hijacks '''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall the game's lore system]]''' '' and uses it to communicate with you via pirate broadcast. In fact, his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first scene]] actually features him interrupting Masao Tanaka's emergency address just to terrify the audience with creepy whispering and spliced-in footage of emergency forces gunning down civilians.
14th Feb '18 5:04:36 AM jormis29
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* On April 27, 1986, {{Creator/HBO}}'s satellite transmission was interrupted by a message from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Midnight_%28HBO%29 Captain Midnight]]", a satellite TV dealer in Florida. The interruption was carried out as a protest against anti-competitive practices of cable TV companies towards satellite viewers. It occurred during the opening credits of ''The Falcon and the Snowman'' (which WebVideo/OddityArchive stated was no big loss), and the message was displayed for four and a half minutes. HBO attempted to fight back by upping the power of their own transmitter, while the protester (John R. [=MacDougall=]) raised his own power in a game of SerialEscalation, before they were forced to back down for fears of damaging their satellite, Galaxy 1. [=MacDougall=] still owns his business to this day, and has even dedicated a page of his website to the story of the incident.

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* On April 27, 1986, {{Creator/HBO}}'s satellite transmission was interrupted by a message from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Midnight_%28HBO%29 Captain Midnight]]", a satellite TV dealer in Florida. The interruption was carried out as a protest against anti-competitive practices of cable TV companies towards satellite viewers. It occurred during the opening credits of ''The Falcon and the Snowman'' ''Film/TheFalconAndTheSnowman'' (which WebVideo/OddityArchive stated was no big loss), and the message was displayed for four and a half minutes. HBO attempted to fight back by upping the power of their own transmitter, while the protester (John R. [=MacDougall=]) raised his own power in a game of SerialEscalation, before they were forced to back down for fears of damaging their satellite, Galaxy 1. [=MacDougall=] still owns his business to this day, and has even dedicated a page of his website to the story of the incident.
8th Feb '18 8:29:10 AM Cryoclaste
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* CarmenSandiego once stole all the Broadcast towers in the world in order to show off her latest thefts.

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* CarmenSandiego Franchise/CarmenSandiego once stole all the Broadcast towers in the world in order to show off her latest thefts.
11th Dec '17 6:13:34 PM nombretomado
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* '''Audio outputs temporarily muted. [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Do not adjust the playback volume]]. The content being played is protected by Cinavia and [[{{DRM}} is not authorized for playback on this device]].''' Trying to play a video file which happens to have a particular stealth signal in its audio channel will cause this trope 20 minutes after playback. It is supposedly aimed against piracy, but will also hit fair use rights such as on-disk backups of legally owned Blu-Ray disks.

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* '''Audio outputs temporarily muted. [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Do not adjust the playback volume]]. The content being played is protected by Cinavia and [[{{DRM}} [[UsefulNotes/DigitalRightsManagement is not authorized for playback on this device]].''' Trying to play a video file which happens to have a particular stealth signal in its audio channel will cause this trope 20 minutes after playback. It is supposedly aimed against piracy, but will also hit fair use rights such as on-disk backups of legally owned Blu-Ray disks.
5th Dec '17 5:11:01 PM Generality
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has two. The first one has the Beastmen broadcasting a message to all the underground villages warning the Humans about their imminent destruction...only problem is, they left the cameras running while Simon massively kicked their asses. Later, the Anti-Spirals [[spoiler:represented by post-TimeSkip Nia]] take over the airwaves and announce their plans for Absolute Extermination.

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has two. The first one has the Beastmen broadcasting a message to all the underground villages warning the Humans about their imminent destruction...only destruction. Since most of the settlements didn't actually have the requisite technology, they went to the trouble of installing giant TVs in several locations. Only problem is, they left the cameras running while Simon massively kicked their asses.asses, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain thus giving hope and solidarity to the huddled masses]]. Later, the Anti-Spirals [[spoiler:represented by post-TimeSkip Nia]] take over the airwaves and announce their plans for Absolute Extermination.
16th Nov '17 10:29:13 AM SuperSonicHeroes
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* In ''[[Fanfic/YugiohEQG Yugioh EQG: Shadow Gates]]'', Sombra makes it so all of the duels that take place in the Crystal Tower are broadcast worldwide. They appear on every channel on every television, every duel disk, and every mega screen so the world can watch the duels that will decide the fate of the planet. [[spoiler:This ends up [[NiceJobFixingItVillain working in Flash's favor]] when Sombra brags about it, since he is able to pass instructions to his friends and the world on how to slow down the Shadow Gate from opening.]]
13th Nov '17 4:02:53 PM gophergiggles
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* Technically speaking, ads on streamed media services amount to this as you're typically unable to skip or fast-forward past them. Some services even pause the ad if you ''try to mute it''. "Don't touch that dial! This ad paid for us to show you this podcast and you're ''damn well watching it!''"
11th Nov '17 12:17:30 PM Sapphirea2
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* ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie'' has a humorously played variant with some justification. CorruptCorporateExecutive B.Z. explains to FishOutOfWater elf Patch that television is the best way to inform the public about the latter's special product, and that with enough money an ad can reach everyone he wants it to. Patch decides they will buy airtime for a one-off advertisement on Christmas Eve going out to "All the countries, all the channels!" at once. B.Z. is upset by the expense that will require, but ultimately agrees to the plan, and it works. Even the sole television at the North Pole picks up the transmission.
26th Oct '17 10:47:39 AM Geoduck
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', a PuppeteerParasite hat-alien takes over Honker, and goes on TV to announce his intended conquest of the Earth. The alien is eventually foiled, and when Honker gets back home, his father, having only seen the broadcast, sympathizes that "Honker's" plan to take over the world didn't work out.
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