Wasn't it a networked thing? The breaks were slightly longer than normal to accommodate the extra promo.
TT started doing it during the summer of 1989. It was especially jarring as they played them out from the advert cart payout rather than separate tape, and that just felt wrong at the time. At first they were playing the same promo before and after the break (commonly for a locally-produced programme) and only started making better use of the slots later on. I'm pretty sure they opted for live announcements with holding slides at first instead of promos, further suggesting that this was something that had been foisted on them rather than their own idea.
They also used to insert the break bumper
the pre-advert promo which I always disliked. It just looked wrong on-screen.
Last edited by ttt on 31 May 2019 9:06pm
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