It's bad enough that every channel on cable and I suppose Satellite TV has to have there icon down in the corner because they assume the viewers are so stupid that they don't know what channel they are watching, but now they had started something else that is even more annoying. First it started with small banners at the bottom of the screen, during the show, of an upcoming event or show. Now it has become full animated ads that take up the entire bottom 1/2 of the screen with added sound effects.
They always appear at crucial moments of the show you are watching, cover up key parts of the show, and distract with zooming, banging or whooshing sound effects. And they are always self promotion for the station. I for one am really getting sick of this. We are being bombarded by commercials now wherever we go. We get them on large TV's in the supermarkets and at the checkout lines, in buses they have now added sound to the Mobile TVs that were supposed to be silent, we get them at ATM's. And of course at the movie theater. Enough already!!!!
I don't know what we as consumers can do about this, but our world is being transformed into exactly what we saw in Blade Runner, adverts running non stop wherever we go now. We can't get away from it.