Well, Channel Nine are at it again (yes, I’m a bit late on this – they changed it a week or so ago, but I got a bit busy, and then the ABC thing came up).
Here’s Channel Nine’s new HD wartermark in action.
That’s quite the improvement over the previous attempt, no? Let’s see them side by side.
So, what’s the problem? It’s smaller. Are you never satisfied Jamie?
Well, check out the location of the new Nine HD logo. See the wide gap to the right of the logo? The watermark is actually positioned for a 4:3 picture.
I can tell you right now Channel Nine, no one is watching Nine HD in 4:3. No one.
You stupid, stupid people. Stop messing with the picture! We don’t need to continually see what station we are watching – that is what the ‘info’ button on a digital set top box remote reveals when required. Do you not understand technology? Your logo doesn’t stop people copying your shows and putting them on BitTorrent. All it does is annoy everyone who watches your shows. You really don’t get the internet either. No wonder your ratings continue to plummet.
Here’s a collection of all the watermarks, except SBS – that’s another rant yet to come. I guess the only reason I haven’t ripped in to 7 HD is that they’ve at least stuck with their first attempt (annoying as it is). Keep in mind that 3 of these watermarks are in a 4:3 frame, 1 is too far out from the corner, and all are annoying as hell!