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    What's with the resurgence of the "adverts coming" bars?

    Been noticing a lot more lately, they were on at the end of the football tonight, and just there before the break on the 10 o'clock news,

    Anyone know what i'm on about? That little black and white stripey square on the top right of the screen?

    Remember them being everywhere in the 80s, but they seemed to disappeared in the 90s. Now they're back, is it a conspiracy?

    Or have I finally lost it?

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    I thought they were just on ITV and have been for a while?

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    airey;2741753

    I thought they were just on ITV and have been for a while?



    seen them on bbc too, but i could swear they've come back after a hiatus.

    just like dodgy haircuts :-D

    they never went away

    they were used by some video recorders to pause the adverts out of programs but the ad agencies soon put a stop to that iirc the real reason for them was to synchronise the adverts around the different regions of the UK

    lol, what a strange topic. Not seen them myself for a while!

    lost it :whistling::-D

    i didnt think they had ever gone lol well there always on This Morning- the ruddy things drive me mad . . . . . .and on the subject of ad's ive noticed the beeb slipping a few in here and there these days

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    foxymissroxy;2741782

    lost it :whistling::-Di didnt think they had ever gone lol well there … lost it :whistling::-Di didnt think they had ever gone lol well there always on This Morning- the ruddy things drive me mad . . . . . .and on the subject of ad's ive noticed the beeb slipping a few in here and there these days



    they're not allowed!

    except for all the magazines/dvd sets/related **** they sell.

    grrrr/

    They've been on decades - I was watching an episode of Man About the House(from the 70's) last friday on DVD...

    One of the scenes had the black and white stripey advert bar pop up - I was shocked to see it had been added to such an old show.

    I'm presuming it wasn't there on first showing back in the 70's...?

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    wolf359;2741773

    they never went away :)they were used by some video recorders to pause … they never went away :)they were used by some video recorders to pause the adverts out of programs but the ad agencies soon put a stop to that iirc the real reason for them was to synchronise the adverts around the different regions of the UK



    i really don't remember them being around after the mid 90s, now they're back.

    did i just drink too much beer for 10 years?!?!

    grex9101;2741793

    they're not allowed!except for all the magazines/dvd sets/related **** … they're not allowed!except for all the magazines/dvd sets/related **** they sell.grrrr/



    Thats what i thought!! it was for some government thing cant really remember only realised coz i tried to turn it over coz ads were on!! :thinking:

    you must have probably one advertised on itv

    they've been around for decades now, but you'd be amazed how many people never notice them

    foxymissroxy;2741782

    lost it :whistling::-Di didnt think they had ever gone lol well there … lost it :whistling::-Di didnt think they had ever gone lol well there always on This Morning- the ruddy things drive me mad . . . . . .and on the subject of ad's ive noticed the beeb slipping a few in here and there these days



    grex9101;2741793

    they're not allowed!except for all the magazines/dvd sets/related **** … they're not allowed!except for all the magazines/dvd sets/related **** they sell.grrrr/



    In truth BBC do advertize, just it's advertizing themselves doing basic self-promotion. They do what Sky do, and have a couple of in-house adverts between loads of their shows.

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    i'm going for a lie down, it's all too much for me.

    AAAGH

    I'm gonna dream about black and white vertical stripes now, like zebras!!!!

    Ha Ha, this reminds me of when I was little, my big bro used always say "adverts coming up" and I was amazed he always got it right lol, my Mum did eventually point it out..........I did say I was young at the time!!!

    i've seen those, i've also seen when they switch streams just before 6:30 on the news (BBC) it was strange first time I saw it
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