Government Shutdown Could Impact Super Bowl 2019 Tech Ads

Posted: Jan 14 2019, 8:44am CST | by , in Super Bowl


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Government Shutdown Could Impact Super Bowl 2019 Tech Ads

Tech companies might have a problem.

Tech companies might be impacted by the long-running Government Shutdown if they planned to advertise a new product during the Super Bowl 2019. The FCC has stopped the certification of new products on January 3, because of the shutdown.

A new smartphone, for instance, cannot be advertised without getting an FCC approval points out Law360 (via CNBC). If a carrier like Verizon or T-Mobile planned to advertise a new smartphone with a Super Bowl 2019 ad, they would need to change plans. Also, Amazon could not reveal a new Echo device with a Super Bowl ad without getting an FCC approval first.

Tech companies aim to get FCC approval for new products at the last minute to avoid leaks before the official announcements. The government shutdown could in general delay the release of new smartphones planned for Spring if Trump and the Democrats do not come to an agreement soon.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is to be unveiled on Feb. 20 is apparently not impacted. Samsung said at the CES 2019 that its the first company to get its 5G devices approved by the FCC.

So far no Tech company has been confirmed to advertise in the Super Bowl 2019. Watch all Super Bowl 2019 Ads as soon as they are released online. Super Bowl 2019 (LIII) will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of the Falcons, on Feb. 3, 2019. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened in 2017. Super Bowl LIII will be the first Big Game for the stadium. The Super Bowl LIII will be broadcasted by CBS this year and streamed on CBS All Access.

As in past years, we cover the popular Super Bowl commercials. Find out who is spending the millions of Dollars to advertise during the Big Game and watch teasers and the full Super Bowl 2019 ads as they become available.

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