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15 September 2011 @ 01:56 am
Capping SPN's Season 7 is gonna be rough  
Bing Shows Up on the CW’s Fall TV Programming


This fall, the CW will give a lot of airtime to a new up-and-comer: Microsoft’s Bing.

The search engine will appear on the lower third of TV programming during certain shows, highlighting “TV to Bing About,” a twist on the network’s “TV to Talk About” slogan.

Popular CW shows like Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, America’s Next Top Model and 90210, among others, will get the lower-third treatment three to four times per show...


Can I say, as a screencapper, this totally sucks ass! OMG As if the HUGE CW logo in the bottom right corner wasn't intrusive enough now I've gotta contend with THIS?!?!? WTH???? Where does it stop? Why show the episodes at all? Let's just run advertising 24/7, huh??? I don't mind commercials, but when the advertising infringes on my show that's taking things too far. I don't want to have an emotional scene going on and then the lower third of the screen suddenly is taken over with garish graphics and text.

I do not like this.

Current Location: in PC-Land
Current Mood: angryangry
CaptainLon: OMG || ONOZcaptainlon on September 15th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
Those advertisimentshit is really annoying. It's something we don't need to worry much about here on norwegian tv luckily. At worse one or two tv channels might have some advertisement popping up in a corner for a few seconds during a show, but it's never really in yur face. So CW sucks heh
sarahk_1963sarahk_1963 on September 15th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
Me either and I don't even cap, I just get pissed off when they advertise other programs over the one you're watching - REALLY makes me mad.

Agrees with you about BING being a BIG pain in the ass!
Dana: Illyria - I Wish To Do More Violencedana_chosenart on September 15th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
I think we should just be happy that they haven't done what FOX does (has done?) where they actually fill entire lower part of the screen with a promo for another show, with one of the actors actually moving around. I remember seeing the ones for Dollhouse where they placed Eliza, lying down, at the bottom and made a big advert about it during Bones or something. That was far more annoying and I really hope that CW doesn't catch on to that little "fun effect", although it feels like that is the direction they're heading in :(
randomstasis: applekiaya91randomstasis on September 17th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
I know- this isn't the damn puppy channel or something, this is freaking drama, where what's on screen actually matters.

Isn't that why they sink millions of dollars into high-tech equipment, locations, top professionals and great actors to get the best out of it all- so they can put what needs to be on the screen?
Or do they do all that so they can cover it up with some cheesy irrelevant cheapass graphics?
stupid stupid stupid.
Amberamberdreams on September 15th, 2011 10:14 am (UTC)
Oh bollocks! That is just so bloody annoying for all the reasons mentioned above.
oanaspnoanaspn on September 15th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)
This is so annoying. They'll ruin everything...
     Mandy: Dean - Surrounded by Frickin Idiotsa_phoenixdragon on September 15th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
Trystan: Dean & his Toystrystan830 on September 15th, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
oh ew.....
Megan, Mistress of Luci: Spn_Sam_Not amused by BSdark_princess17 on September 15th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oh I KNOW! It's a pain when it comes to graphics, and the logo/ads take up have the character's freaking face!!!!

It's getting ridiculous how much they're doing it, and it's driving me nuts.
alwaysateen: Dean 2alwaysateen on September 15th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's gonna be annoying! Like you said, the CW logo is big enough and they did advertising with it already! Sometimes they would write "Coming up next Nikita!" and it would take all the right corner! And always at a crucial moment during the episode. :(
They don't advertise enough the older shows but they do too much publicities for their partners!
shadowc44shadowc44 on September 16th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
The only way to make this bearable is if Bing is paying the CW enough that they can give SPN a bigger budget, but somehow I doubt any extra money would go to the individual shows.
cassiopeia7: Crowley: the fuck you say?cassiopeia7 on September 16th, 2011 10:37 am (UTC)
D: Bonehead move is boneheaded. Stupid CW.
jessm78: Supernatural: Sam do not want (IMTOD)jessm78 on September 16th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
WTF?!! As if the stupid CW logo wasn't intrusive enough?! *still reeling over their Pussycat Dolls logo covering most of Sam's face in scenes of Mystery Spot*

Is this going to appear at the bottom of the screen during the entirety of the episode, or just be an intermittent pain every once in a while?

As a fellow screencapper, this really cheeses me off, too. :(
katiki7katiki7 on September 16th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
We should all send e-mails to the CW telling them how much that idea sucks.

They had actually been getting less bad at that. During some of the seasons, their bottom of the screen promos were unbelievably annoying, and Supernatural got a double dose of it, because not only would they promo other shows but also what was coming up on the ten o'clock news (in my time zone anyway.)

I remember in particular the beautifully crafted moment in Nightshifter when you see Sam and Dean running towards the Impala in their SWAT uniforms while the song Renegade plays. And they totally ruined it by putting up a promo for the Pussy Cat Dolls and then a news headline like: "Man robs liquor store in the nude." My eyes were involuntarily drawn down to the bottom of the screen and it completely pulled me out of the best moment and climax of the story.

Seriously, the writers, cast and crew work so hard to create something awesome, and then the bigwigs at the network ruin it. It's like sticking a McDonald's ad on a Monet. I'll be waiting five days and watching Supernatural on Space (which Thank Castiel doesn't do any of that crap.)
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionettesuperbadgirl on September 16th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
I'm old enough to remember when there were NO scrolling ads and annoying "up next" things at the bottom of the screen. Logo to remind folks what channel they were on, and that's it.

I miss those days, for real.

Plus, I'm in a market that won't letterbox, so most of the time when I'm watching live, I get to see half their faces only due to distortion.

randomstasis: riderandomstasis on September 17th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
This is such a ridiculous thing to do. They spend millions filming these scenes to get the look, impact and artistry just right, and then slap a stupid logo over it to spoil the effect they paid millions for. Does this make any sense to anybody anywhere?