Columnist laments on-screen clutter
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick has penned a column complaining about the amount of on-screen graphics TV networks use during sportcasts.
I don’t care if you have an 82-inch flat screen that speaks six languages, tracks the location of your in-laws and can carry a tune. Lost within modern baseball telecasts are baseball games. And the bigger the game, the less you see, the more you feel surrounded, as if the walls are closing in.
The column highlights the challenge networks face today of balancing having sharp-looking graphics, providing as much information as possible without making it hard to read and pack as much action and animation into graphics to keep the attention of audiences used to fast-paced and instant communications.