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Esquire Network to take over Style Network, NOT G4 on Sept. 23rd

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by leprechaun106317, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. mws192

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    The Cablevision filing is to the CT Public Utilites Regulatory Authority (formerly DPUC). Cable providers are required to notify the state when and why they make changes, and has nothing to do with layoffs.

    Here is Cablevision's exact language, "Effective Thursday, October 10, 2013, NBC Universal will cease to air G4 in both standard definition and high definition"

    http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DPUCUndocketed.nsf/88f12116235902e185256a860056babb/85256a63004def9685257be20051020a?OpenDocument
     
  2. scott0702

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    Looks like Esquire will be on D*. The network website shows it will be on 235. Appears to be SD only. The guide is starting to update programming too on 9/23.


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  3. James Long

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    Style is SD on DirecTV, so it makes sense that Esquire takes over the SD slot. DirecTV may choose to carry Esquire in HD later on ... but I'd treat it like any other HD addition that can be anticipated (just like some may have anticipated the addition of Style).
     
  4. JosephB

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    My apologies, I assumed that it was a layoff notice to a DOL. Never heard of a state requiring notice of dropping a channel.

    It may be the case that they are just going to shut off G4, but it seems a waste, given the systems that it is still on.
     
  5. SamC

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    IMHO,

    Smart moves all around.

    Comcast had four female oriented channels. Killing off Style will push those viewers to the others, better ratings all around.

    Style is on DirecTV, so Esquire will be as well. Launching a channel w/o being on DirecTV is foolish.

    G4 is and always was to me, worthless. The "watch other people play video games" channel. Worthless.
     
  6. leprechaun106317

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    idk if anyone cares, but we know the fate of at least one of the shows on Style... Tia & Tamera will be moving to E! on October 15th. So if you are a fan of that show (as I am) you can now watch it in HD!
     
  7. Paul Secic

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    Esquire replaced Style
     
  9. Michael P

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    I believe states have taken over the oversight of cable franchises that local municipalities used to control. I just found that out recently here in Ohio. Must be an FCC ruling.
     
  10. Paul Secic

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    Sorry I meant Esquire.
     
  11. acostapimps

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    Did you meant Style is still on? because it shouldn't.
     
  12. Number Six

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    That's not the case in Mississippi ... I am at all of my city's government meetings, and they have dealings with the cable company on a regular basis (franchise agreement, service complaints, etc.).
     

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