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PFMC841,333 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline
I always wondered why Sony have "Channel" in their channel names. We know it's a TV channel, and not a washing machine or something, so take it out. Sony Crime sounds better (and would have an easier to make out logo) rather than Sony Crime Channel. Same for Sony Movies / Sony Movie Channel.
Worzel4,262 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I always wondered why Sony have "Channel" in their channel names. We know it's a TV channel, and not a washing machine or something, so take it out. Sony Crime sounds better (and would have an easier to make out logo) rather than Sony Crime Channel. Same for Sony Movies / Sony Movie Channel.


It's a branding thing and its used for trailing on other TV channels. You'd end up with a BBC News/BBC News channel situation otherwise.
PFMC841,333 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline
I always wondered why Sony have "Channel" in their channel names. We know it's a TV channel, and not a washing machine or something, so take it out. Sony Crime sounds better (and would have an easier to make out logo) rather than Sony Crime Channel. Same for Sony Movies / Sony Movie Channel.


It's a branding thing and its used for trailing on other TV channels. You'd end up with a BBC News/BBC News channel situation otherwise.

They could refer to it as Sony Crime channel in trailers but the logo and on screen look could be just Sony Crime. What could they get it confused with? If people are too dumb to realise Sony Crime is a tv channel from Sony specialising in crime themed programming and not an exposé on the corporations seedy underbelly then what hope does society have?! Very Happy
JAS843,569 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
In one of the shoddiest bits of branding I've seen, they have whacked a big SONY over the word TRUE on the True Channels website: www.truechannels.tv

They've also omitted the Virgin Media channel number for the Sony Crime Channel and the Freeview channel number for True Movies.

Complete amateurs.
I think that's been edited in Paint too, it's pixellated.



Not the proper logo either of course.