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8 minutes ago, H-Town TV Fan said:

This belongs in a new thread of its own, not in this ABC thread.

It's been handled.

 

My thoughts: You can't even see the damn thing.

 

What was wrong with the old bug? Change just for the sake of it, I tell ya.

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They've joined NBC by putting it on the lower left side of the screen.

 

But agreed, it is tiny.   It gets lost on the screen.  If someone is watching it on a low-bandwidth feed it gets obliterated by the "blocking".

 

Seeing it now on "CBS Mornings" I think it lines up with the new graphics, but still, it's dwarfed by everything else on the screen.

 

Normally I'm not a fan of oversized logos on the screen, but this is the CBS EYE for Pete's sake!!  Put it back to the size it was!!!!

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This bug looks much more suitable if you're streaming one of its shows on Hulu. Otherwise, it really is too small and at times indistinguishable for regular broadcast. Personally, I like its look and new placement, but hopefully, it'll get updated for primetime in time for the start of the new season.

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I think @iron_lion had it right in the CBS Mornings thread. They probably had streaming in mind when they decided to move the logo to the bottom left. Not surprising, since they've been using the "CBS ORIGINAL" brand for their shows.

 

Could it be larger? Yes.

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Bugs were originally developed to help with accurate ratings tracking. They were intentionally large and obnoxious (to BUG you) and remind you which station you watched when you were writing things in your Nielsen diary. Now that that data collection is automated and digital, there is no need for an overly large bug.

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Not a fan of this change. The CBS eye logo on the right was fine, and was not dated. This, on the other hand, is very small. If you have a TV that has part of the picture cut off, you won't even see it. I hope they make it bigger eventually.

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10 hours ago, qunewsguy said:

Bugs were originally developed to help with accurate ratings tracking. They were intentionally large and obnoxious (to BUG you) and remind you which station you watched when you were writing things in your Nielsen diary. Now that that data collection is automated and digital, there is no need for an overly large bug.

And yet, the cable channels have turned their programming into obnoxious billboards for their marquee programs.  It's like they're ENCOURAGING people who still pay for linear cable TV to dump it so they can watch the same shows on-demand, without all of the visual clutter.

 

With OTT and future 3.0 developments,  I think we'll be seeing a lot more graphics originating on the devices themselves instead of being keyed on the main feed.  Hulu used to (still does?) this with affiliate logos on ABC programming depending on where it's being watched.

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10 hours ago, Newsjunkie24 said:

Not a fan of this change. The CBS eye logo on the right was fine, and was not dated. This, on the other hand, is very small. If you have a TV that has part of the picture cut off, you won't even see it. I hope they make it bigger eventually.

The issue is that TV networks are now all 16:9, and outside a few cable systems who kept CBS 4:3 to save customer complaints, they know that most TVs now are 16:9. There will likely be an adjustment in size, but the days of 4:3 framing are quickly going away.

 

23 minutes ago, tyrannical bastard said:

And yet, the cable channels have turned their programming into obnoxious billboards for their marquee programs.  It's like they're ENCOURAGING people who still pay for linear cable TV to dump it so they can watch the same shows on-demand, without all of the visual clutter.

That's how I watch shows now; wait a week, or wait for it to hit streaming so I avoid most ads. I swear in the last two years, attempting to watch a film on cable has ALWAYS ended up with me tuning to an ad rather than the actual movies. That some networks basically mock the viewer now (Comedy Central's "Movies WITH Breaks") feel like utter contempt for the consumer.

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Oh GOD those non-stop promo bugs on the cable networks. The ones that really bug me are the countdowns to some new episode of a show.

I.E. 'NEW EPISODE OF NORTH WOODS LAW IN 16:54:37', 16:54:36, 16:54:35...geeze louise we're not counting down the ball drop!

 

Remember the olden days when a cable logo bug (like TBS) popped up for 5 seconds or so, then went away until the next commercial break? 

At least for CBS, I hope they are not quietly trying to retire the eye logo.

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17 hours ago, VHSgoodiesWA said:

At least for CBS, I hope they are not quietly trying to retire the eye logo.

Nah, the CBS Eyemark is here to stay, although they should've adjust the size of the logo slightly.

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