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    Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 5:24am
They're annoying enough when they're silent.......100 times more so when they have sound.  I'm sitting on CMT tonight, trying to watch "Gridiron Gang," and in the middle of a SERIOUS scene, up pops a "Roseanne is Coming to CMT" ad and then it's got her cackling laugh from the opening credits. 
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I'm getting seriously ticked at the liberties TNT is taking with the lower fifth of my screen. They stopped the annoying lower-corner ads but now they put up a text box ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE BOTTOM with distracting large bold type. 

The old "gentlemen's agreement"--I'll watch your ads, you let me watch my shows--has fallen by the wayside, and the FCC needs to do something about it. 

On a related note...Last weekend there was a cold front going through here, and the local CBS affiliate had their scrolling "severe t-storm warning for <insert county> till 9 pm..." in the upper corner of the screen. Except it wasn't in the corner exactly, it was a third of the way into the screen because they have to position it for non-HD sets. OK.  But now they've also added a sponsor logo below the weather warning.  So now it's a third of the screen in from the right, plus hanging down a third of the way from the top!!! AAAARGH!!!!
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This is one of the reasons I cancelled my Pay-TV Subscription. These kinds of ads come on at the most inopportune of times. A show you are watching has a scene where a pair of policemen are tracking a suspect. One of them says "Quiet, I think I heard something" Suddenly a VERY loud"VARROOOOOMM!!!" noise pierces the silence as an animated Motorcycle Gang zooms across the bottom of the screen, followed by a banner advertising a shown about motorcycles will follow the movie. The silent ones are equally annoying, since they obscure the screen of what you are trying to watch. You are watching a show that takes place on the French Riveria. To make it realistic the actors are speaking French. What's that, you don't understand them because you took German 101 Instead? Wait! Here's the "Subtitle". It reads, "President reacts to Tornado Outbreak, News at 11:00". Angry
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