Talk:Lower third

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British vs. American terms[edit]

We shouldn't all have american lower thirds. I'm adding some British Ones. Seamus215 03:09, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

In British Public Service Broadcasting (particularly news), the following phrases are often used: "Strap" for a 'lower third graphic' with a background. "Flag" for an upper-third graphic like 'Live' in the example of a 'Three-tier lower third'.

Such 'graphics' are also often just called "Captions".

Historically, as well as being known as "Astons" because of the Aston Caption Generator (or "Cap Gen"), they were sometimes known a "Rylies" because of the use of a "Ryley CapGen" developed by a firm called Ryley. John Logie 15:26, 30 November 2006 (UTC)


Is this term also used for the recent, odious trend of showing an animated ad, often with sound, in the bottom right corner of the screen, while another program is showing? Tempshill 22:14, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

problems with 'notable mistakes'[edit]

RE: Sky News's Bush entry - that wasnt an mistake per se but rather a quote from Bush saying Katrina was "One of the worst disasters to hit the U.S.". anti-Bush critics were obviously not smart enough to realise this and thought Sky were taking a jab at Bush and it was taken out of context and they ran with it on their blogs etc. i dont think it was really a mistake on Sky's part.

RE: FNC's 'baby mama' entry - it had nothing to do with indicating them as unmarried (did even FNC critics see it that way? i thought they mainly went on about it being 'racist' etc) but rather the fact that Michelle referred to Obama as her "babies daddy" at a campaign rally/party.

i dont believe either of these were mistakes but im not editing the article because i will probably get called a right wing nut pushing some POV or whatever. i just wanted to add a few comments about them for context just incase anybody else wants to edit them or make any changes. Perry mason (talk) 05:33, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

The whole section seems irrelevant to me. Are these really "notable"? Does appearing in pictures circulating the internet make them "notable"? Also notice they're only cited from four major American news outlets, and only within the last few years. Radiocolin (talk) 18:00, 4 June 2009 (UTC)


This article introduces many interesting industry graphics terms, gives good basic descriptions in words -- but some good appropriate illustrations would be helpful. (basic and fancy examples - current and older tech) - (talk) 19:22, 6 July 2017 (UTC)