Logos on Freeview

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  1. Bearded_Malc

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    Hi,

    I'm planing to upgrade sometime to a Plasma so I reckon I also need to go to a Freeview PVR to bring the PQ up to suit. I don't have freeview at the moment so can someone tell me do the channels all have the :censored: logos like on satellite (which I do have).

    If so I think I'd be better off on grainy analogue :thumbsdow as I hate logos.
     
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    Yes they do.
     
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    The five main channels (those currently available on grainy analogue :)) do not use logos on Freeview.
     
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    It was a great day when Five removed their DOG and become a real grown up channel:)
    Just a shame the BBC (so called leading UK broadcaster) feels the need to deface it's other digital channels with DOGS.
    If the only way the viewer can recognise a BBC channel is via a DOG (Broadcasters excuse for using them) then it's hardly a selling point for the license fee and it's use to provide alternative and unique programming and presentation.

    CH4 does uses DOGs to label themed output for kids and teens, T4 for example and I suppose it's just a matter of time before they all do. I can not see the tide turning in favour of a clean presentation unless the new TV broadcasting licenses impose restrictions on this sort of advertising.
     
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    phew :clap: Five DOG free channels is better than none.

    Good email argument too - Dear ITV do you ever wonder why so few watch ITV2/3 its the DOGs. Or more verbose to that effect.
     
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    Logos

    1,2,3,5 are usually OK

    4 has some rubbish logos

    6 is logoed

    7 is logoed except for film

    10 is sometimes logoed

    11, 12, 19, 20 have irritating logos

    15 has a bottom right logo - not as bad

    18, 21 are bad
     
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    DOG's are supposed to be there to stop other TV companies from stealing programme material. Not UK ones, I might add, but all a third-world country had to do was send someone to a UK hotel for a few days with a decent digital video machine, and he could steal lots of films and other programmes. The reality is that it's not necessary to keep a DOG onscreen continuosly to achieve this - flashing up a DOG on screen for a few seconds every 15 minutes or so would serve just as well.
     
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    The broadcasters themselves have used viewer recognition in a multi-channel enviroment as the reason for DOGs on UK channels but a good example of your point is in the case of F1, the DOG was introduced to differentiate between legitimate material and pirated broadcasts.

    I still find it strange that an idea obvioulsy nicked from the US (like many things) doesn't follow their approach of a bottom corner placement well away from areas that are more likely to be occupied by someones face!
    Even allowing for the broadcasters arguments it's plainly logical to have a logo where it would disrupt the program to the minimum.

    Logofreetv is always a good read.

    BBC branding
     
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    Of course DOGs are not the only thing that are alien to the picture. The 'press the red button' is, unlike Sky, very rarely seen on Freeview. Something else to consider.

    -Ian
     
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    :boring: and :offtopic:

    Easily worked around - just press the backup button, or if you have Sky+ just delay the live picture by 10 seconds and you never see it. :)
     

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