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#1 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:55 PM

The channel description seems to be the same.

Anyone know the reason for the change?
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:23 AM

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

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:41 AM

Anyone know the reason for the change?


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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:59 AM

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


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

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:39 AM

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


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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:39 AM

The channel description seems to be the same.

Anyone know the reason for the change?


http://www.broadcast...mes_History.php

While History has grown with reality series like American Pickers, Pawn Stars and Ice Road Truckers, H2 will feature an expanded programming lineup of historical series and specials from a global perspective. H2's new tagline is "More 2 History."


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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:56 AM

While History has grown with reality series like American Pickers, Pawn Stars and Ice Road Truckers, H2 will feature an expanded programming lineup of historical series and specials from a global perspective. H2's new tagline is "More 2 History."


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.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:04 PM

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.


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.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:49 PM

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!

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 02:35 PM

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.
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:30 PM

I want real tv not reality tv.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 02:19 AM

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.


Yes, unfortunately as explained here http://tvtropes.org/...in/NetworkDecay. Mind as well enjoy it why I can

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:36 PM

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

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:34 PM

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

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.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:04 PM

:dance:

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


Unfortunately, they brought the infomercials back so that was temporary




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