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UB
UBox
Apologies if there already is one but couldn't find a thread. There was a very sloppy graphic used for the competition details tonight which used Calibri as the font. Looked very poor and unprofessional.
CY
cyberdude
UBox posted:
Apologies if there already is one but couldn't find a thread. There was a very sloppy graphic used for the competition details tonight which used Calibri as the font. Looked very poor and unprofessional.

Note also the fact that they now charge for web entry. Won't be entering that again 😡
WA
watchingtv
UBox posted:
Apologies if there already is one but couldn't find a thread. There was a very sloppy graphic used for the competition details tonight which used Calibri as the font. Looked very poor and unprofessional.

Note also the fact that they now charge for web entry. Won't be entering that again 😡

All ITV Competitions now charge for web entries - they saw the loop hole for many and closed it with £ signs
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
That changed a while back. I suspect the concept of free web entries to TV competitions was born out of the quiz TV scandal as a way to build trust back in the broadcasters. Time as they say is a great healer and obviously ITV felt at some point enough time has passed to bring it back.

Of course if you don't want to pay for web entry you can always scribble on a piece of paper and send it to PO Box 7558 Derby, second class stamp 56p. I suppose officially you have just as much chance of winning whether you enter by phone, text, web, post or carrier pigeon but as phones and text generate the lion's share of the revenue...
TO
tomo359
I thought they just did phone, text and postal entry now? Maybe I just haven't taken any notice of an itv competition for a while and not noticed.
Last edited by tomo359 on 23 April 2017 7:42am
CY
cyberdude
I thought they just did phone, text and postal entry now? Maybe I just haven't taken any notice of an itv competition for a while and not noticed.

On some shows they only refer to it in the small print.
BW
BroadcastWales
I noticed the other day that all the "Got Talent" shows around the world either use the British logo typeface or the American logo. And they all use the original BGT theme apart from America's got talent which has its own mix and Australia which has remixed it slightly:





Do they all use the same theme and logo to create a global brand or something? And Does anyone know who composed the theme?
PE
peterrocket Founding member
The original American theme is more interesting - clearly modelled on the original UK X Factor theme... then when XF USA launched it got a remixed version of the UK theme and America's Got Talent presumably got a tweaked version to make it sound less like X Factor



The theme from the 'gold' Britain's Got Talent above is actually a library track.
BR
Brekkie
I do wish BGT would restore a full opening sequence using the actual theme tune rather than continue using the fanfare opening they've been using since 2012. Bulgaria's Got Talent actually use something similar to the current visuals but with the original theme.



It's been pretty standard since at least the days of Millionaire to replicate the same look across the world for a brand - Celador were very strict in specifying how it was replicated across the world and most international brands have followed suit.

Big Brother is the notable exception branding wise at least - again producers were quite strict in terms of house design and the format when it began to role out but set design and branding was largely left to individual countries, though in recent years there has been a bit more consistency with the C5 eye becoming quite a common brand with new or relaunched versions around the world - but far from completely universal.
Last edited by Brekkie on 25 April 2017 9:17pm
JO
Johnr
I have an old semi finals episode from 2008 on my laptop, back then the full titles were used and there was even a little prelude from Ant and Dec, in this particular episode from the control room where the clip ends with a director shouting 'and roll the titles!' a clear nod to Takeaway there!

Back then it seems the results were bolted on to the end too rather than being a separate show.
TV
TVMan
They did the same with the 2009 Semi Finals- as this clip shows:
BR
Brekkie
It was in 2010 the separate results show came in with the 9pm Corrie and they've kept that format ever since.

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