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History International - HINT Now H2

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Drucifer, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    The channel description seems to be the same.

    Anyone know the reason for the change?
     
  2. jcc

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    Well, seeing how they have little in international history on there it makes sense. The good news is they have no plans to add reality shows and they got rid of the infomercial block from 5 AM-7 AM Eastern time so they are 24 hours now

    Here for info

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_2
     
  3. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Boredom in the boardroom?
     
  4. fluffybear

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    :dance:

    anytime a channel gets rid of infomercials, it's time to celebrate!
     
  5. jcc

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    Of course
     
  6. sigma1914

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    http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/473189-EXCLUSIVE_New_Network_Name_Becomes_History.php

     
  7. webby_s

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    Any bets as to when it will start doing A LOT of reality shows..... 1.5 years for me, but porbably more like 1 year.

    Now it would be nice if D* could get "H2" in HD :D
     
  8. jcc

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    I hope not. It says they have no plans to add reality shows but whose to say that will change if ratings fall, as a result of most other channels adding reality shows (MTV, TLC, History, etc) but I really hope not. When they changed their name to H2 I finally deleted History from my favorites list but kept H2 of course.
     
  9. Nick

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    Regardless of how grand a cable programmer's original intent, eventually it will succumb to ratings and begin catering to the great unwashed, shoveling the putrid dung of faux, (so-called) reality programs. The indiscriminate masses may well deserve what they get, but I, for one, will not participate in lowering the average IQ of most of an entire nation!
     
  10. webby_s

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    While I agree with you Nick, History does do have a few good "reality" shows: American Pickers is interesting and so is American Restoration. The others are just kinda fluff history. Like Pawn Stars, I know it's a VERY popular show but now they have those stupid energy drink commercials. And Swamp Poeple, enough said. jcc has a good point.
     
  11. mreposter

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    I want real tv not reality tv.
     
  12. jcc

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    Yes, unfortunately as explained here http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NetworkDecay. Mind as well enjoy it why I can
     
  13. ericcooper1956@att.net

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    gee, remember the olden days when a channel aired the programming that its name implied?
     
  14. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, today we are like living in a sort of Alice in Wonderland world. Where whatever you read or hear, is the opposite of what it is.
     
  15. jcc

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    Unfortunately, they brought the infomercials back so that was temporary
     

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