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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.
18th Oct '17 6:29:17 PM jormis29
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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', the Ultimate Galactus storyline begins with something taking over every TV screen, computer monitor, cell phone display, radio, and so on (along with some degree of psionic broadcast) in the world to display incredibly disturbing images. As a result, thousands of people commit suicide. Both the Ultimates and the X-Men track the unknown source to [[TheTunguskaEvent the Tunguska impact site]]. [[spoiler:Turns out it's the damaged Vision, sent ahead to warn everyone of the coming of Gah Lak Tus, doing so in the most unfortunate way possible. The Vision doesn't know the effect her transmissions are having.]] Incidentally, the X-Men are, for some reason, completely unaware of anything other than the psychic effects, and conclude that it's a very disturbed, very powerful mutant awakening uncontrollably, resulting in a mild IdiotPlot. This is bitterly lampshaded by Wolverine.

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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', the Ultimate Galactus The ''ComicBook/UltimateGalactusTrilogy'' storyline begins with something taking over every TV screen, computer monitor, cell phone display, radio, and so on (along with some degree of psionic broadcast) in the world to display incredibly disturbing images. As a result, thousands of people commit suicide. Both the Ultimates and the X-Men track the unknown source to [[TheTunguskaEvent the Tunguska impact site]]. [[spoiler:Turns out it's the damaged Vision, sent ahead to warn everyone of the coming of Gah Lak Tus, doing so in the most unfortunate way possible. The Vision doesn't know the effect her transmissions are having.]] Incidentally, the X-Men are, for some reason, completely unaware of anything other than the psychic effects, and conclude that it's a very disturbed, very powerful mutant awakening uncontrollably, resulting in a mild IdiotPlot. This is bitterly lampshaded by Wolverine.
18th Oct '17 6:47:22 AM nighttrainfm
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* The Joker naturally does this a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. Specifically, JTV.

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* The Joker naturally does this a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. Specifically, JTV.the episode JTV opens with him doing this, and blaming the lack of publicity his crimes get on everyone being glued to the TV.
12th Oct '17 7:13:45 PM Bugfragged
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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has a heroic example where the Phantom Thieves hijack the airwaves to declare that their leader isn't dead and that they're going to steal [[spoiler:Masayoshi Shido's]] heart. None of their previous {{Calling Card}}s reached that level of audacity.
17th Sep '17 3:22:29 AM Doug86
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* On November 22nd, 1987, Chicago TV stations WGN and WTTW were hacked by a prankster wearing a MaxHeadroom mask. The first hijacking on WGN came during the evening news, and involved Max bobbing his head, the audio being nothing but a loud buzzing. The second hijack on WTTW came during a showing of ''Series/DoctorWho'', and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWdgAMYjYSs had distorted audio]], in which, over the course of 90 seconds, the hijacker took shots at Chuck Swirsky of WGN, Coca-Cola's ill-fated New Coke, and the 1950s Syncro-Vox series ''Clutch Cargo'', and also made references to hemerrhoids, defecating, and his so-called brother wearing the glove matching the one he had on him, ending with the hijacker dropping his pants and being spanked by a second person wearing a French Maid's outfit with a flyswatter. The perpetrator's identity remains unknown to this day, though many believe him to be schizophrenic.

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* On November 22nd, 1987, Chicago TV stations WGN and WTTW were hacked by a prankster wearing a MaxHeadroom Series/MaxHeadroom mask. The first hijacking on WGN came during the evening news, and involved Max bobbing his head, the audio being nothing but a loud buzzing. The second hijack on WTTW came during a showing of ''Series/DoctorWho'', and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWdgAMYjYSs had distorted audio]], in which, over the course of 90 seconds, the hijacker took shots at Chuck Swirsky of WGN, Coca-Cola's ill-fated New Coke, and the 1950s Syncro-Vox series ''Clutch Cargo'', and also made references to hemerrhoids, defecating, and his so-called brother wearing the glove matching the one he had on him, ending with the hijacker dropping his pants and being spanked by a second person wearing a French Maid's outfit with a flyswatter. The perpetrator's identity remains unknown to this day, though many believe him to be schizophrenic.
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