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Split Credits and Logos/ Reprised...

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by DeathStar1, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, something to bring you back. Flipping through the channels and came across CBS 2 NY. Instead of doing the usual split screen credits for the upcoming news broadcast/promo, they just did a voice over instead. I havn't watched CBS in the last two weeks, so have they started to change their practices? Doubtfull, but worth asking..

    Speaking of wich, a wayward thought hit me. I wonder how the actors and people in the credits feel when their work is interupted, sped up, or not shown at all due to split screens, or interupted via network bugs? If they are as annoyed as we are, maby they can make some kind of fuss about it that would make a difference?

    Networks got by just fine in the last 40 years without them on 24/7, even in the days of cable, why bother starting now...
     
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    Yeah, those split screens are horrible! This is outside of the fact that they have voice-overs too!

    I'd like to know how they get away with that. If I rent out a movie to a station, don't they have to show all of it?

    Better yet, it would be neat to make up a new contract forbidding them from doing that, and not telling them - and having some sort of a fine for screwing it up!

    Glenn
     
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    These are one of two reasons I can no longer watch network television. The second one is, of course, the unutterably horrible programming.
     
  7. Jeff Jacobson

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    That is a riot, Jeff. I didn't go that far into it but it looks like they never mentioned anything about protecting themselves from thieves, which was the original idea behind that mess in the first place.

    Glenn
     
  9. Jesse Skeen

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    I won't even allow anything shot by me to appear on America's Funniest Videos with a network bug on it! People who work on shows shouldn't allow it either!
    I've quit watching TV altogether because of this, but I just got a DVD recorder and have been dubbing old tapes of TV broadcasts. It was fun watching an ABC showing of "Vega$" from 1980, with an extremely smeary film transfer, but at least there were NO logos or anything else onscreen during a single frame! They did however do a voiceover during the end credits, which pissed me off enough back then. (I don't even have my antenna hooked to the DVD recorder, or my VCRs now for that matter.)
     
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    I noticed that when the local FOX affiliate here squeezes the credits (during local programming), it makes the closed-captioning stop working. Has anyone else noticed this on other stations?

    A few weeks ago, this station also put a pop-up ad that covered the phone number during America's Most Wanted!

    I finally wrote and complained about all of the pop-up ads, credit squeezing, etc. I never got a reply, but I looks like they've at least stopped putting pop-ups during AMW.
     
  13. Jesse Skeen

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    I laughed last time I saw part of "America's Most Wanted"- since they keep the "FOX" bug on all the time now it was on even during the title card, so it read as "America Fights Back Fox".
     
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