“I was trying to watch Masterpiece Mystery! tonight, and the intrusive and pointlessly repetitious imposition of a large, animated, pink and blue graphic advertisement for the PBS Fall Arts Festival on top of the program in progress was extremely annoying,” writes one of several displeased PBS viewers to Ombudsman Michael Getler. Several spoke out against PBS’s ongoing experiment with on-screen program promotion graphics.
These disruptive graphics have caused me to stop watching. I will wait until Masterpiece, Nova, etc. is available through DVD, Blu-Ray, streaming. And no more donations. Buying the after broadcast item will be my pledge.