Why pop-ups during my show?

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Why pop-ups during my show?

Why do you need pop-ups when you have commercials for that. I pay good money for programing I want to watch without being interrupted. A count down clock in the corner for a stupid show that is going to start tomorrow?? Why is it on my show blocking and at the bottom corner is pop-ups for the same stupid show then it goes to commercial showing--you guessed it same stupid show. Don't forget, there is also the station tag on the screen, all these dag nabbit blocks and pop-ups no wonder people are going to netflicks and computer web sites to get away from the nonsense. 

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Expert

Re: Why pop-ups during my show?

What pop-ups?  What on earth are you talking about?

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ACE - Master

Re: Why pop-ups during my show?

Everything you discribe is coming from the TV channel provider itself, not U-verse.  These "pop ups", as you call them, are inserted as advertisements for upcoming shows, new shows, etc.  AT&T has no control over this since they just pass the signal sent to them on to your residence, then to your TV.

 

You might want to contact the provider of the channel and voice your displeasure.

 

I don't like them either but it is what it is.    

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ACE - Master

Re: Why pop-ups during my show?

The OP is referring to the little on-screen graphics and ads (aka snipes) that appear throughout a show at the bottom of the screen as a promo for an upcoming show. 

 

Bravo is bad about it as is Style (aren't those owned by the same people???).  These are an advertising dream for the network but a nightmare for the viewer.

 

I don't think that the OP assumed it was coming from Uverse and knows that it's coming from the network involved.  He/she was just airing their displeasure.

 

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ACE - Master

Re: Why pop-ups during my show?

Could they be referring to ads at Uverse.com, where they are watching shows on the PC?  Countdown timers seem to fit that.

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ACE - Expert

Re: Why pop-ups during my show?

I've seen an overlay on an ad that said "click to get more information on ..."   But I doubt that's what the OP is talking about.

 

 

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ACE - Professor

Re: Why pop-ups during my show?

USA adds in countdown timers to their new episodes of their original programming, especially when it's a premiere or finale of some sort coming up. 

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Originally I used to see the little pop up ads on the cable networks, but not to be out done, the big 3 have begun doing it advertising the tv shows that air  on their networks. Please forgive the run on sentence.

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ACE - Professor

Re: Why pop-ups during my show?


BeeBeeSA wrote:

Everything you discribe is coming from the TV channel provider itself, not U-verse.  These "pop ups", as you call them, are inserted as advertisements for upcoming shows, new shows, etc.  AT&T has no control over this since they just pass the signal sent to them on to your residence, then to your TV.

 

You might want to contact the provider of the channel and voice your displeasure.

 

I don't like them either but it is what it is.    


 

Blame the popularity of the DVR for this situation. Because people are FF'ing through traditional commercials, advertisers need to think of new ways to push their messages to the viewers. Pop-ups, having American Idol/XFactor judges drink from "branded" cups, and TV shows "being brought to you by____" are all some of the ways the DVR is being combated by the ad agencies.

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ACE - Professor

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JefferMC wrote:

I've seen an overlay on an ad that said "click to get more information on ..."   But I doubt that's what the OP is talking about.

 

 


 

One post in 13 days. We may never know what the OP is referring to. I'm surprised the OP didn't include a message about how DireComcasTimeWarner doesn't have ads on their channels.

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