Recent Topics
P0171 and P0174
by NavyVet88 - 01/26/20 05:04 AM
Essex Engine Plant (Canada)
by BlueOvalFitter - 01/26/20 03:18 AM
Mopar oil bottles
by Franz - 01/26/20 12:47 AM
Ultra-rare barn find!
by Toy4x4 - 01/26/20 12:11 AM
2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L Review
by Nick1994 - 01/25/20 11:56 PM
My doggie had a rough week
by Chris142 - 01/25/20 11:26 PM
Delivery meal kit review - Dinnerly vs HelloFresh
by pezzy669 - 01/25/20 10:32 PM
Eotech Vudu scopes
by OVERKILL - 01/25/20 10:10 PM
'12 Civic burning oil after switch to M1
by sr20detfwd - 01/25/20 09:33 PM
Wix/NAPA Gold and M+H
by Uphill_Both_Ways - 01/25/20 09:06 PM
New seafoam oil stabilizer at AZ
by Chesterr - 01/25/20 08:13 PM
In 3 hours - 730 days and counting
by OVERKILL - 01/25/20 08:12 PM
Pig Parker!
by dishdude - 01/25/20 07:58 PM
NGK Conventional vs. Ruthenium Plugs
by doitmyself - 01/25/20 07:58 PM
Container or funnel?
by Philthy_Phil - 01/25/20 07:24 PM
AC Delco filters at Amazon as little as $1.07
by jayjr1105 - 01/25/20 06:22 PM
Excessive moisture in oil
by mb32 - 01/25/20 05:47 PM
Cover for Jeep + Trailer
by kehyler - 01/25/20 05:34 PM
Newest Members
kwashabcp, ronster, BackToReality, Scopeman, M635_Guy
70527 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
52 registered members (bullwinkle, 2015_PSD, alchargo, BobsArmory, bmod305, blufeb95, 6 invisible), 1,090 guests, and 19 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics300,572
Posts5,178,518
Members70,527
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
TV logos #4107423 05/26/16 04:51 PM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,152
C
chiefsfan1 Offline OP
OP Offline
C
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,152
Anyone else get annoyed that when the station comes on the logo is EVERYWHERE. In the corner. When radar comes on the logo is there as well.
Then the split screen shots have the same logos. the screen is so cluttered.
Maybe it is just me. mad


MacBean Clan Motto: Touch Not A Catt Bot A Targe. (Don't touch this cat without a shield).


2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5 I4
2014 Escape SE 1.6 EcoBoost AWD
Re: TV logos [Re: chiefsfan1] #4107462 05/26/16 05:56 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 5,641
D
DBMaster Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 5,641
YES! It's been that way for years, though. Maybe someone can enlighten me, but I think it has to do with all the channels many of us have available. Someone wants you to know exactly what network you are watching, in case you might forget.

Notice that all that clutter is gone during the commercials. They don't want to distract from the media that pays the bills.

Re: TV logos [Re: chiefsfan1] #4107480 05/26/16 06:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 35,142
E
eljefino Offline
Offline
E
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 35,142
It's called "the bug".

They do it because the over-the-air channel number isn't always the same as the cable channel number, and they want ratings to wind up in the correct spot. This is also why you see a "lower third" graphic with the show's name when they return from break.

There's some neat tech out there: FOX network has a gizmo that inserts a local bug for 10-20 seconds after a break, which then animates out in time for the official network bug. MeTV puts a MeTV bug over all their stuff, which you can see on their satellite feed if you have the gear to get it. The local affiliate then sticks a similar one underneath it, and you can watch it behave slightly differently.

I worked in TV for 17 years; when I started the bug was run by a 49 cent toggle switch and we were always forgetting to pull it out before commercial breaks. A stingy advertiser could get credited for his spot if he caught us. no-no

Re: TV logos [Re: chiefsfan1] #4107577 05/26/16 08:10 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,257
blupupher Offline
Offline
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,257
Yup, as TV's got bigger, they take up more screen real estate with logos, banners and whatnot. I hate watching news, over 1/3 of the screen is taken up with stuff other than the actual show your watching.


'18 Santa Fe: PP 10W-30/OEM
'18 Soul: Synpower 5W-30/PG
'10 Santa Fe: Synpower 5w-30/D+
'04 F150: Magnatec 10w-30/ST
'12 xB: M1EP 0W-20/CQ Blue
'02 F150: Magnatec 5W-20/D+
'94 VT1100: Peak 15W-40/D+
Re: TV logos [Re: eljefino] #4107754 05/27/16 04:43 AM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,152
C
chiefsfan1 Offline OP
OP Offline
C
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,152
Originally Posted By: eljefino
It's called "the bug".

They do it because the over-the-air channel number isn't always the same as the cable channel number, and they want ratings to wind up in the correct spot. This is also why you see a "lower third" graphic with the show's name when they return from break.

There's some neat tech out there: FOX network has a gizmo that inserts a local bug for 10-20 seconds after a break, which then animates out in time for the official network bug. MeTV puts a MeTV bug over all their stuff, which you can see on their satellite feed if you have the gear to get it. The local affiliate then sticks a similar one underneath it, and you can watch it behave slightly differently.

I worked in TV for 17 years; when I started the bug was run by a 49 cent toggle switch and we were always forgetting to pull it out before commercial breaks. A stingy advertiser could get credited for his spot if he caught us. no-no


So that is what it is called. Now having it on for a second is fine. But the whole time?
I swear a third of the screen can be cluttered at times during a news cast


MacBean Clan Motto: Touch Not A Catt Bot A Targe. (Don't touch this cat without a shield).


2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5 I4
2014 Escape SE 1.6 EcoBoost AWD
Re: TV logos [Re: chiefsfan1] #4107759 05/27/16 05:00 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,201
Duffyjr Online Content
Online Content
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,201
This has always bugged me. What I hate most is when it covers up text/subtitles or something that is important to see in the show. Some stations fade it out some during the show which is nice.

Its just another way to advertise upcoming shows so they don't have to wast commercial time on their own programming.


89 GMC Sierra Advanced 5w30/51036 Wix
08 Lucerne CX Advanced 5w30/1040 Gold
18 Toro Super Recycler T5 10w30
Re: TV logos [Re: chiefsfan1] #4107817 05/27/16 06:33 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,801
S
SeaJay Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,801
Basketball is getting hard to watch on some channels. One (ESPN I think) keeps a 3 line banner on the bottom for most of the game that blocks at least a quarter of the screen's real-estate.

Re: TV logos [Re: chiefsfan1] #4107886 05/27/16 08:05 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 203
J
JennyHemi Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 203
Logos are one thing... I can deal with those if they're not too big. The ones I hate are the moving advertisements for upcoming shows that have characters actually walking on at the bottom of the screen in the middle of a show. They have some cutesy interaction and walk off again. It's completely distracting. I always thought there was some regulation to this type of stuff, but I guess there isn't.

Re: TV logos [Re: chiefsfan1] #4108441 05/27/16 06:56 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 35,142
E
eljefino Offline
Offline
E
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 35,142
Funny anecdote, some deal with "Jurassic Park" (the original) means it must air without any bug.

At the TV station I had to run a lower third graphic for lottery results every night at 7:30. I keyed it in on time, over an episode of "Star Trek Voyager", and at 7:30:10 they started talking Klingon with subtitles.

I kept on keeping on, dutifully following all the paperwork. The show's producers were counting on the whole screen. Management fielded some phone calls. wink

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™