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fanoftv7,169 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I'm sure somebody says it every year (this year it's me, unless somebody has beaten me to it) but is this year the worst year for Christmas presentation in a long while? BBC One have just a few people idents albeit with lovely graphical animation (but not the greatest music IMO), BBC Two have recycled old idents with different music, ITV have the same idents (bar a couple of new additions) from the past few years, Channel 4 are repeating their lovely package from last year, Channel 5 have lovely presentation elements but no idents and the Sky entertainment channels haven't bothered with idents either. There are nice examples across the multichannel but many haven't bothered and nothing has struck me as incredibly Christmassy yet - maybe that's just my old age or the fact that because they're now used for so long that they don't feel special.
rdobbie390 posts since 21 Jan 2003
Has anyone noticed the pixellated item on the table in the KFC Secret Santa ad?




I'm assuming it's a foreign ad and the offending item isn't available in the UK. But it seems a strange thing to do as the pixellation stands out like a sore thumb. KFC UK have a big advertising budget so I'm not sure why they've done something so cheapskate.

Any ideas on which country it's from? It's not the US as their KFCs don't sell fries. But I'm not aware of any countries besides the US that yet have the new style 'retro' packaging design.
james-20011,335 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Yeah was bizarre when I was in Chicago a couple of weeks back and saw a KFC in a food court- no fries! Remember the same when we went to one in Florida in the mid-90s- thet did wedges instead. Strikes me as odd as I see fries as an integral part of a KFC meal! But I guess that's how it is over there. Maybe Americans think it's odd that other countries have fries at KFC.
Brekkie26,498 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I'm assuming it's a foreign ad and the offending item isn't available in the UK. But it seems a strange thing to do as the pixellation stands out like a sore thumb. KFC UK have a big advertising budget so I'm not sure why they've done something so cheapskate.

Probably more effective advertising to get people speculating about a pixelated item than just running a regular ad.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
rdobbie390 posts since 21 Jan 2003
Probably more effective advertising to get people speculating about a pixelated item than just running a regular ad.


But the food packaging isn't the current UK design either, so I'm pretty sure it's a foreign ad.
scottishtv1,462 posts since 6 Nov 2001
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Has anyone noticed the pixellated item on the table in the KFC Secret Santa ad?

I'm assuming it's a foreign ad and the offending item isn't available in the UK. But it seems a strange thing to do as the pixellation stands out like a sore thumb. KFC UK have a big advertising budget so I'm not sure why they've done something so cheapskate.

If you listen to the accompanying voiceover, it says something like "Many felt Sarah's gift was totally inappropriate for the office Secret Santa, but one thing everyone did agree on was how great KFC is" etc or similar.

The pixellation is presumably part of the "joke" about the office Secret Santa, and someone being given a sex toy or something.
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fanoftv7,169 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Channel 5 as of yet hasn't shown any Christmas idents as of yet. I'm a bit disappointed with Channel 5 to be honest. Harsh but fair.


I'm a bit disappointed as they've always done something even when they used the bauble (and had a sponsored ident) at least it was festive.

There are many festive possibilities to their 5 things appearing that they could have taken.

Something similar to their 2008 set using the animations with Christmas background would have worked well. They're already there for their breakbumpers



A shame that the days of this sort of effort from 2001 are behind us (seemingly from all networks)