Pics missing from TV episodes

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It seems that the main pics from individual TV episodes have just up and disappeared (or were removed?).  I noticed this a week ago and nothing has changed since.  Numerous IMDb pages for TV episodes are now simply without any pics.  Is there a reason for this?  Or is this a data issue that nobody seems to be aware of yet?

Examples:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0594179
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0509935
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0587881

To name but a few.
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Steve Michaud

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Posted 1 month ago

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Joel, Employee

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Hi Steve,

Thanks for your post.

I can't see any images associated with these titles, therefore there would never have been a primary images on their pages.

If you can provide some further information, we'll do our best to help out. 

Thanks,

Joel 
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In the past, I believe series-level images have been displayed on episode pages that didn't have episode-specific images.
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Steve Michaud

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Peter is correct.  The episode pages with episode-specific images have remained unchanged.  But all pages with series-level images now have no images at all.
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Will, Official Rep

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Not that we're aware of. Poster images display on episodes where no episode-specific images exist on IMDbPro, however this is different display logic.

As no episode-specific images exist, it is better to have no image on that episode, than to incorrectly inherit any images from the parent that may not apply to the specific episode in question. It also encourages users to go and add any episode specific images to that episode.

I hope this helps.

Thanks,
Will
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Steve Michaud

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So this is obviously a recent change then, as up until a week ago, all episode pages that didn't have episode-specific images did  have the series-level images.