The CW was created in September 2006 when CBS Corporation and Time Warner decided to merge the respective programming assets of the United Paramount Network ( UPN ) and The WB , both of which launched in January 1995, with The CW also drawing from the latter's broadcast and cable assets and scheduling model  (The WB's online assets remained separate, although its former web domain – which was revamped as a streaming service – was shut down in December 2013 and replaced with a promotional website for Warner Bros. Television programs). All in all, the . broadcasting landscape dramatically evolved towards a conglomeratization of players – an effect also called concentration of media ownership , which describes the narrowing of competition in modern television broadcasting.
It’s been a few years since I stopped watching TV, but I reckon the products advertised are pretty much the same. Shampoo, skincare, toothpaste, slimming services, make-up, food and beverages, restaurants, furniture, etc. In the past, I can be buying different brands of cosmetics, shampoo and skincare in a few months, even though I have not finished using my previous products. Most of the times these purchase behaviors are triggered by ads I see on TV or elsewhere. After I stopped watching TV (and subsequently adverts), I have a lot lesser consumptions inclinations. I only buy things when I need them. Naturally, this cut down my expenditures too.