Now they're full color, full motion, picture-in-picture, multiple lines of text. Some of them take up close to 20% of the screen height, covering other on-screen text that's part of the program.
On "The First 48", A&E places these over relevant parts of the program when the interview is in another language or the audio is limited and they use sub-titles.
CMT is re-running original "Dukes of Hazzard" and whether or not you like the program to begin with, they make it difficult to watch with the full width banner that rolls down literally once per minute.
Other channels are worse.
Most are in-network self promos, but I have seen some cross-network promos, and even some product ads.
Edited by SayWhat?, 22 October 2010 - 12:11 PM.