As of the past week or two, Seven seem to have stopped PRGs on 7Two and 7mate which have been done at the start of programs (to identify the program, followed by “next”). As well as the 2nd promo line in return from ads.
Though for 7mate PRGs are only usually like this during movies and I’m not sure if it’s done all the time, but they weren’t done for Die Hard with a Vengeance last night nor Real Steel on now.
I wasn’t aware of any network doing a PRG at the start of programs. Usually only ever see the first PRG after the first ad break. Start of program usually gets just the logo/watermark and the classification/CC logos.
Surely it’s only called a PRG if it’s shown after a commercial break, as the name suggests. However, if they don’t show the program title (ie. only show the rating, cc and station logo/opaque watermark because the program has a burnt-in titlecard/bumper) is that still known as a PRG?
I’m pretty sure PRG is just a term the MS community adopted years ago. I remember an insider asking why members used that term. I’m not sure what the actual internal name for it is.
The ones without a program name can still be called that I think. I call them both program supers and advisory supers. Program supers show the program name and associated info including advisories. Advisory supers show just the classification and subtitle advisories.
I’m a bit confused. You’re saying Seven used to show, for example, “> now Superman” during the opening of a movie? Because if you are then I’ve never seen a network do that except maybe SBS. It’s always just been the classification and the CC logo at the very beginning of a program.
Not sure I’m following all the intricacies of this discussion. ASAIK Seven’s multichannels have been known to show the program title as the beginning of a program with the classification; this is then followed by what is available on the main channel: