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* During the 2007 writer's strike, Creator/{{NBC}} became absolutely ''obsessed'' with putting up solid-colored bugs with text ads above them for upcoming programs. It still happens occasionally (for high-profile premieres or the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames), but at least it's all been translucent now. Many of NBC's cable channels followed its lead with similar forms of advertising.

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* During the 2007 writer's strike, Creator/{{NBC}} became absolutely ''obsessed'' with putting up solid-colored bugs with text ads above them its bug for upcoming programs. It programs, and keeping the peacock itself opaque and full-color at all times (going as far as even decorating it with a Santa hat and a party hat for Christmas and New Year's respectively). This type of ad still happens occasionally (for high-profile premieres or the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames), but at least it's all been translucent now. Many of NBC's cable channels followed its lead with similar forms of advertising.



* MLB Network put up a somewhat intrusive box above their ticker to advertise the next game they're airing (often with team logos or pictures of the starters). They eventually made a streamlined version that fits into their ticker instead -- an example NFL Network also follows for certain content as well.

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* MLB Network put up a somewhat intrusive box above their ticker to advertise the next game they're airing (often with team logos or pictures of the starters). They eventually made a streamlined version that fits into their ticker instead -- an example NFL Network also follows for certain content (particularly ''Thursday Night Football'') as well.


* Website/EquestriaDaily has them for season and episode premieres.
* Scified's Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} website had a countdown which ended in the phrase "The King Has Returned".

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* Website/EquestriaDaily Blog/EquestriaDaily has them for season and episode premieres.
* Scified's Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} ''Film/Godzilla2014'' website had a countdown which ended in the phrase "The King Has Returned".


* During the 2007 writer's strike, Creator/{{NBC}} became absolutely ''obsessed'' with putting up solid-colored bugs with text ads above them for upcoming programs. It still happens occasionally, but at least it's all been translucent now.

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* During the 2007 writer's strike, Creator/{{NBC}} became absolutely ''obsessed'' with putting up solid-colored bugs with text ads above them for upcoming programs. It still happens occasionally, occasionally (for high-profile premieres or the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames), but at least it's all been translucent now.now. Many of NBC's cable channels followed its lead with similar forms of advertising.



* Creator/{{CNN}} and Creator/{{MSNBC}} always do a countdown for a big presidential speech; every news channel will also count down to a "polls close" time (or in other terms, for CurbstompBattle votes, the time they declare a winner) for an election.
** And with the 2016 election season in full swing, the news channels were seemingly running countdown clocks for practically ''every single thing'' related to it, including debates and town halls they aired, countdowns to primary/caucus ''coverage'', and so on.

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* Creator/{{CNN}} and Creator/{{MSNBC}} always do a countdown for a big presidential speech; every news channel will also count down to a "polls close" time (or in other terms, for CurbstompBattle votes, the time they declare a winner) for an election.
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election. And with during the 2016 election season in full swing, ''campaign'', the news channels were seemingly running run countdown clocks for to hype up practically ''every single thing'' related to it, including debates and town halls they aired, host, countdowns to primary/caucus ''coverage'', and so on.on.
** When MSNBC put up a clock counting down to the deadline for Saddam Hussein's surrender during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, ''Series/TheDailyShow'' replied by turning it into a parody of ''Series/TwentyFour'' (complete with the ticking sound effect, and Jon Stewart's dismayed reaction to the timer).



* As part of the hype surrounding the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Creator/{{MSNBC}} put up a clock counting down to the deadline for Saddam Hussein's surrender. ''Series/TheDailyShow'' added sound effects from ''Series/TwentyFour'' and a graphic of Jon Stewart's dismayed reaction to the timer.
* Creator/{{ESPN}} has done this occasionally with a small strip above their ticker, for things such as the College Football Playoff National Championship, and NBA Finals games on ABC.

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* As part of the hype surrounding the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Creator/{{MSNBC}} put up a clock counting down to the deadline for Saddam Hussein's surrender. ''Series/TheDailyShow'' added sound effects from ''Series/TwentyFour'' and a graphic of Jon Stewart's dismayed reaction to the timer.
* Creator/{{ESPN}} has done this occasionally with a small strip above their ticker, for things such as the College Football Playoff National Championship, and NBA Finals games on ABC.


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* Creator/{{ESPN}} has done this occasionally with a small strip above their ticker, for things such as the College Football Playoff National Championship, and NBA Finals games on ABC. The latest iteration of their ticker now has a large area off to the side, filled with a cycling slideshow of ads for upcoming events and their app (used in parallel with the aforementioned strip).
* MLB Network put up a somewhat intrusive box above their ticker to advertise the next game they're airing (often with team logos or pictures of the starters). They eventually made a streamlined version that fits into their ticker instead -- an example NFL Network also follows for certain content as well.
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* Creator/{{NBC}} did it for the ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' Season 3 premiere during a live hour-long preview of the new season.

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* During the 2007 writer's strike, Creator/{{NBC}} did it became absolutely ''obsessed'' with putting up solid-colored bugs with text ads above them for the ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' Season 3 premiere during a live hour-long preview of the new season.upcoming programs. It still happens occasionally, but at least it's all been translucent now.



** And now with the 2016 election season in full swing, CNN has been running countdown clocks for practically ''every single thing'' related to it, including debates and town halls it has rights to, countdowns to primary/caucus ''coverage'', and so on.

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** And now with the 2016 election season in full swing, CNN has been the news channels were seemingly running countdown clocks for practically ''every single thing'' related to it, including debates and town halls it has rights to, they aired, countdowns to primary/caucus ''coverage'', and so on.


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** Several special episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''.

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** Several special episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''.''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', with the one for the 200th episode starting two weeks before.

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** Several special episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''.


** ''GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' has one for the season proper starting in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''

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* Creator/{{ESPN}} has done this occasionally with a small strip above their ticker, for things such as the College Football Playoff National Championship, and NBA Finals games on ABC.


* ''Series/TheColbertReport'' website used to do this, with the implication that viewers [[LampshadeHanging should be literally counting down the seconds until their next chance to see wonderful, wonderful Stephen Colbert]].

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* ''Series/TheColbertReport'' website used to do this, with the implication that viewers [[LampshadeHanging [[ItsAllAboutMe should be literally counting down the seconds until their next chance to see wonderful, wonderful Stephen Colbert]].


* [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page Bulbapedia]] has had one of these for the Japanese and English-language releases of every major ''{{Pokemon}}'' game.

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* [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page Bulbapedia]] has had one of these for the Japanese and English-language releases of every major ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' game.


* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' had a quasi-example with its End of Act 5 AnimationBump - AndrewHussie added a progress bar measured in percentage which he continually updated over the months spent working on it, and partway through issued a target release date of [[ArcNumber October 25 2011]]. Plenty of countdown clocks ensued on fansites.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' had a quasi-example with its End of Act 5 AnimationBump - AndrewHussie Creator/AndrewHussie added a progress bar measured in percentage which he continually updated over the months spent working on it, and partway through issued a target release date of [[ArcNumber October 25 2011]]. Plenty of countdown clocks ensued on fansites.


** ''TheCloneWars''
** ''TheCloneWars: Secrets Revealed''

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** ''TheCloneWars: ''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars: Secrets Revealed''


* {{Nickelodeon}} has done this about as much as CN, such as for the long-awaited final season of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' (at least in [=US=] markets ...the episodes had aired and the [=DVDs=] gone onsale elsewhere). They've also counted down to special events such as the Kids Choice Awards.

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* {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} has done this about as much as CN, such as for the long-awaited final season of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' (at least in [=US=] markets ...the episodes had aired and the [=DVDs=] gone onsale elsewhere). They've also counted down to special events such as the Kids Choice Awards.


* Music/ TaylorSwift ''tweeted'' one in the runup to her album ''Red''. First it was daily tweets at the 10-day mark (with an Instagram of the relevant number of something or other -- six flowers, perhaps, or seven band members' feet), and then she started making or retweeting hourly updates with one day to go.

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* Music/ TaylorSwift Music/TaylorSwift ''tweeted'' one in the runup to her album ''Red''. First it was daily tweets at the 10-day mark (with an Instagram of the relevant number of something or other -- six flowers, perhaps, or seven band members' feet), and then she started making or retweeting hourly updates with one day to go.

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