Virgin Media 'kung fu' by BBH

Stephen Fry stars in Virgin Media's latest tongue-in-cheek campaign for its TiVo service, which features the writer and presenter performing some martial arts moves alongside Sir Richard Branson.

The multimillion-pound campaign, created by Bartle Bogle Hegarty, consists of two ads that aim to highlight the speed and functions of TiVo.

The first ad, which debuted on Facebook before airing on ITV, shows Fry doing the splits, while Branson whips a remote control from his sleeve and throws it through the air, kung fu-style. Fry catches it one-handed and uses it to search for kung fu programmes, to highlight the speed of TiVo’s intelligent search functionality.

The ad closes with the strapline: "Everything kung fuey in the blink of an eye." It was created by Lewis Mooney and Ed Cole, and directed by Anthony Dickenson through Pulse Films.


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