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DOC channel going away

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#21 OFFLINE   myselfalso



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:15 AM

They are going to show "Farscape" as well.


Considering that the only true full time educational channel is Smithsonian, it is discouraging to see another channel fall to demographics, so called "reality" programming and profits. History, History 2, Discovery Networks, Science, National Geographic, TLC, etc. all have become nothing more than reality and speculation channels. Science is now running science fiction programming; to boot. It did not take long to see many of the channels go from thought provoking channels like "Ice Road Truckers", "Swamp Men", "Hoarding Buried Alive", "Ax Men", "Deadliest Catch", "Ancient Aliens", "pawn Stars", "American Treasures", a number of 2012 doomsday shows, etc. Combined with reality shows and recent ABC, NBC, CBS,and FOX reruns from the past 10 years; all cut to get 20 minutes of ads an hours, make any form of cable and satellite less justifiable for the cost. Much of my viewing consists of movies and very few scripted programs. and that once in a while documentary that might pop up of one of those aforementioned channels. In most cases it has gotten so bad, that PBS shows like "NOVA" , "Frontline" and "American Experience" provide better documentary programming; with no annoying ads, except during pledge drives.


The "Vikings" and "The Bible" wear attempts to attract viewers to History. But, both are entertainment shows, not historical accounts. Though I enjoyed both shows, they were not a historical examination of the Vikings or The Bible. Yes, these two series drew record viewers to History, and History made a point to advertise shows like "Ax Men" and "Pawn Stars". Sort of sad when you think about it.


To be fair to the History Channel...


They just haven't watched this video yet!

Edited by myselfalso, 03 May 2013 - 04:15 AM.

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I have been a DirecTV subscriber since 2005.

A few channels I'd still like to see DirecTV add are:
CSPAN3, the PAC-12 Network(s), BBC World and more international news channels.

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