Remove ads from episode lists (iphone app)

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Ads recently started showing up mixed in the episode list. This is a really jarring experience and ruins the flow of the episode lists. Please remove the ads from there and go back to only showing the bottom ad banner. Even if ads are mixed in with the content on other pages, it is really distracting on episode list pages.

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Sean

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Hi Sean,
Are you referring to ads that appear when using the ">" icon to move to the next episode page? If not, please write back with a description of the episode list you are referring to and a screenshot if possible.
Thanks in advance!
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Sean

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Hi, I'm referring to the list of episodes. I have attached a picture. I've since noticed that this new style ad placement has shown up basically everywhere. Beyond the episode list, it has also shown up between movie/episode descriptions and among trivia. This is quite an unpleasant user experience.

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Hi Sean - Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the advertisements on the IMDb App. We realize that some of these advertising methods may be more intrusive or require more user interaction than, so we constantly work together with our advertisers to substantially limit the frequency of such ads and achieve a good balance between an effective promotional exposure and maintaining great site usability. 

Please keep in mind that IMDb.com is a free service: our advertisers help us to continue providing you with great movie information, and thanks to them we can keep offering our popular service for free and continually improve our site with new content and features. We obviously do not wish to annoy or alienate our users, and appreciate the feedback so that we can help improve upon our offerings. 
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Sean

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Thank you for the reply. I think proper placement of ads in the iPhone app is especially important because of the relatively small screen. I think this could also be improved by offering an in-app purchase to remove ads permanently.

Thanks again.