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Hearst, NBCU bid on Travel Channel 1st round

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Paul Secic, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Paul Secic

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    Dec 16, 2003
  2. fluffybear

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    Jun 19, 2004
  3. jeffshoaf

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    Jun 17, 2006
    And rasslin'. Of course, rasslin' fits into the channel's theme since it (rasslin') travels around to different arenas!

    Of course, the big question: Is "The Travel Channel" trademarkable? :nono2:
  4. phrelin

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    Jan 18, 2007
    I was sort of thinkng Disney would bid on it. Then it could feature all the various Disney theme parks and cruises, sort of an ongoing infomercial.:sure:
  5. Mark Holtz

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    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    Did it used to show poker?
  6. sum_random_dork

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    Aug 21, 2008
    I am hoping it ends up in the hands of Scripps, seems to be the best overall fit out of all the channels. Although, I do remmeber News Corp does own a lot of networks you don't always think of them owning.
  7. mreposter

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    Jul 29, 2006
    Yeah, Scripps would probably be the best option for viewers. They seem to be far less interested in short-term programming choices being made by many nets these days.

    If NBC/U buys it, they'll probably rename it the TyRyVyL Channel ;)
  8. Paul Secic

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    Dec 16, 2003
    Next month they're going to start showing movies one night a week. They had a promo. This is very sad becuse I like travel. Another channel going down the tubes.
  9. mreposter

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    Jul 29, 2006
    I like the Chefography biographies on Food TV - it's a good programming extension that fits well with their typical cooking shows. It's sad when channels water down their formulas just to get a broader audience. Movies on Travel and on TV Land may get a little better ratings, but it makes them just another generic channel with less and less unique personality and do long-term damage to the brand.

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