Talk:Digital on-screen graphic

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Image request[edit]

Someone should get screenshots of scoring bugs as examples. Try to be historical --Nick Dillinger 04:31, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

  • If I get a chance, I'll upload a shot of the 1994 Indy 500/Brickyard 400 bug, since it was the "first." I have that availible. I can also put some other sports ones up as well. Doctorindy 18:15, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
  • I added a recent NFL on FOX scoring bug. This one is from 2005, prior to their latest update later on during the 2005 season. I was also speculating maybe we could start a new article which details the history of scoring bugs. Jeremyjulian 18:42, 24 June 2006
I like that idea.--Nick Dillinger 05:03, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
    • I have a screenshot somewhere from the 1999 NFL Fox season, where the bug is the old Fox box. But I think someone should try to dig up the original Fox bug from 1994. It's white and transperant. Pretty simple actually, for history purposes. Doctorindy 18:05, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Does anyone know who created the bug?


I wish I knew who created the TV bug, I'd smack him alongside the head. Bugs are so annoying. I firmly beleive that there is no one who likes these things. It seems that they cause more problems and ill will then they solve by pointing out "Oh! your on station 'X'" for their "brand Recognition." So, I wonder how long before they will be putting Bugs/Dogs on to DVD's? Bdelisle 23:25, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

I like them, as they help in identifying the station, and provide useful infomation during sporting events--Nick Dillinger 03:52, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
I always found them useful before things like digital cable and TiVo. When at my aunt's house (before we had satellite), I found bugs invaluable. The thing that frustrates me are programming notes that come up right after commercial breaks, or sometimes, right in the middle of programs. The ones that sicken me are the most are the FX ones; they make sounds for crying out loud.--Attitude2000 05:19, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
I like them. Especially the ones that tell you what you're watching and what's directly next, after the commercial break (USA Network being the best example). Not everyone (but I do) has an on-screen digital guide. And it's asthetically nice. Recently, WNYW made a new transparent bug that reads the time and temp all the time.Pacific Coast Highway (blahlol, internet) 03:19, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
They're fine until they start interfering with the show itself. Is there an article here for those ads that overlay a program during its run? I was just watching a movie on TBS, when the bug morphed into a lower-third ad. At that moment, the characters weren't speaking English, so the ad completely obscured the subtitles. — Nahum Reduta [talk|contribs] 11:19, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
About that, Nahum, that is mentioned in 1st citation, but not in Wikipedia. tablo (talk) 01:05, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Anwer this; uf they show the bug during the the programming, why don't they show them during the commericals? Bdelisle 23:00, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Some channels do--Nick Dillinger
Most channels do not because the commercials are not produced by the station or related to the station in any way.


Hey, isn't there a bug for the olympics? ViperBite 01:24, 16 July 2006 (UTC)