The credits for 800 Words are the usual Seven style at the bottom of the screen while a preview takes up the majority of the screen, however on Plus7 the 800 Words credits are the traditional full screen white text on black background.
That’s a special program or tool that they use which converts any credits to that Seven format. I’m sure somebody here will know what it’s called and can explain how it works technically. They usually only use it in prime time,
I really dislike credits being squeezed and/or with promos at the top or bottom when they are shown on TV. It’s only when you catch up on shows online that you get the full credits.
It also applies to dramas like Winners & Losers and mini-series including Molly, INXS and Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door. However Home and Away has the same style of credits both on TV and on Plus7. Only when you watch the show outside Australia you can hear the theme song (second version) and see the credits as the camera sweep over the sea closing towards Barrenjoey Headland, in lieu of preview of the next episode. For example, the credits on Channel 5 UK broadcast:
I haven’t had Foxtel for years, but I remember when I had it on the Showtime Premiere (now Foxtel Movies Premiere) channel they used to squeeze the end credits and show “Extras” usually interviews with the actors, directors, screenwriters, lunch boy etc. on the top of the screen. Sometimes it is sponsored by Toyota. Do they still have this on Foxtel?