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(Entertainment Weekly)   Cable TV to freshen up its lineup with new channels devoted to the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. All Love Boat, all the time   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 10
    More: Obvious, Me TV, cable TV, Three's Company, The WB, air shows, Sirius XM, high definitions  
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2013-06-01 12:09:16 PM  
5 votes:
Dear cable:

we already had that. It was called "Nick at Nite", and later, "TV Land".

You farked that up and turned them both into just another channel airing the same 5 shows from the 2000s, and worse, "original" reality programming.

You also farked up by airing the same shiatty syndicated versions of shows instead of the uncut versions you did when the channels began.

We have Antenna TV, MeTV, and ThisTV to fill the classic TV niche now (not to mention DVD and Netflix), all available for free on digital subchannels.

So fark you, Cable. You had your chance, and ruined it.
2013-06-01 12:59:19 PM  
2 votes:
www-tc.pbs.org

Laugh In.

That is all.
2013-06-01 12:54:46 PM  
2 votes:
This is why your cable bill is so damn high.  These content providers keep bundling these dumb channels that nobody watches with other channels that people actually want.  Then force the cable/satellite company to buy the whole bundle or get none of it.  And they can charge pretty much whatever they want.  A la carte might be a good idea...but if the content providers rates don't chance you can look forward to paying $50/mo for ESPN alone.
2013-06-01 12:45:09 PM  
2 votes:
And in 5 years the channels will switch over to reality shows with people in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s because it's cheaper.
2013-06-01 05:34:39 PM  
1 votes:

jbc: Farnn: And in 5 years the channels will switch over to reality shows with people in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s because it's cheaper.

You honestly think producing something new and airing it is cheaper than pulling a videotape off a shelf and airing it?


It depends on what it is.  For old shows like this, probably not.  But TBS paid $1.5 million per episode for The Big Bang Theory reruns, which is more than it cost to make the show in the first place.

But the real reason that networks do original programming is because it gets better ratings than reruns (usually).  AMC could still be running 24/7 western movies, but they're not going to draw 10 million viewers (and $250,000 per ad) like The Walking Dead can.  Same goes with A&E and Duck Dynasty or History and Swamp People.
2013-06-01 01:44:07 PM  
1 votes:
Wake me when channels like this show me a show I never knew existed.  How many one-and-done series are sitting in a studio vault somewhere rather than being leased out so they can make money?
2013-06-01 01:00:00 PM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Dear cable:

we already had that. It was called "Nick at Nite", and later, "TV Land".

You farked that up and turned them both into just another channel airing the same 5 shows from the 2000s, and worse, "original" reality programming.

You also farked up by airing the same shiatty syndicated versions of shows instead of the uncut versions you did when the channels began.

We have Antenna TV, MeTV, and ThisTV to fill the classic TV niche now (not to mention DVD and Netflix), all available for free on digital subchannels.

So fark you, Cable. You had your chance, and ruined it.


This.
Done in one.
2013-06-01 12:45:31 PM  
1 votes:
What I think would be a neat idea for the cable guys, they should have channels devoted to different things, like, I dunno, a History Channel that showed history, or maybe a Sci-Fi Network that showed science fiction, or even maybe a Music Television that showed music. I think that idea could catch on.
2013-06-01 12:43:55 PM  
1 votes:
We already have this. Its called 'Netflix'.

/Void if not in the U.S. or not using a proxy to the the U.S.
//Using a proxy may cause butthurt from your elected officials outside of the U.S.
///Warning if cable tv starts showing commercials for lube and tissues and funyuns, it may be watching you via its room sensor.
2013-06-01 12:42:43 PM  
1 votes:
If this was an online service, you farkers would be all over it.
 
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