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


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#1 OFFLINE   leprechaun106317

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

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Very interesting. The shows currently on Style will either move to E!, Oxygen, or Bravo, stay on Esquire, or be ended.


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#2 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:36 PM

what will happen to G4??


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:50 PM

Chances are G4 will be terminated.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:53 PM

read the article.... G4 will remain as is.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:13 PM

read the article.... G4 will remain as is.

for how long?


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:14 PM

read the article.... G4 will remain as is.

Their most popular shows cancelled and nothing but Cops and Campus PD reruns with endless girls gone wild infomercials?

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:21 PM

Their most popular shows cancelled and nothing but Cops and Campus PD reruns with endless girls gone wild infomercials?

 

Yep, like the article says, "as is." G4 is a dead man walking.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:05 PM

"G4 will remain as is" = until they figure out what channel they want to turn it into. It won't fold, they won't give up that distribution. 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

Go figure.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:55 AM

I can see it now. NBC sports network 2


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:04 AM

There are shows currently on Style?



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:52 AM

I can see it now. NBC sports network 2


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universal sports can be come that but it's not even on most Comcast systems and very few systems have it in HD.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:23 AM

I don't watch G4 or Style. They should get Leo back on G4.  But I know they wouldn't.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:46 PM

i see G4 turning the channel WWE has been trying to launch, so i see in 2014, G4 becomes the WWE Network, the first 24/7 channel for pro wrestling that the WWE has been planning on launching for years now. 


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:26 PM

i see G4 turning the channel WWE has been trying to launch, so i see in 2014, G4 becomes the WWE Network, the first 24/7 channel for pro wrestling that the WWE has been planning on launching for years now.


Didnt WWE try that last year with G4?

I was just about to post your same senario...i see it happening too

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:09 AM

There are shows currently on Style?

Just reality shows which I don't watch.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:50 AM

I don't watch G4 or Style. They should get Leo back on G4.  But I know they wouldn't.

 

Why would he want to? He's busy running his own little empire.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:12 PM

According to a filing to the State of CT PURA by Cablevision, NBCU is shutting down G4 on 10/10.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:45 PM

According to a filing to the State of CT PURA by Cablevision, NBCU is shutting down G4 on 10/10.


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NBCU should move universal sports or even chiller in to that slot to get the channels on to more systems in HD as well comcast that does not have both on most systems.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:07 AM

I doubt that carriage contracts would let them substitute an already existing channel into that slot. They already have to re-negotiate with most carriers when they change an existing channel to something new. 

 

I really don't see them letting the agreements they still have for G4 to go to waste. Layoff notices with a state's labor department doesn't mean the channel is going away. They could easily program it with two guys and a control room in New York.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

 

I really don't see them letting the agreements they still have for G4 to go to waste. Layoff notices with a state's labor department doesn't mean the channel is going away. They could easily program it with two guys and a control room in New York.

 

 

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.stat...0a?OpenDocument



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:51 AM

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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Posted 14 September 2013 - 01:48 PM

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).
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Posted 14 September 2013 - 02:53 PM

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.stat...0a?OpenDocument

 

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.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:25 AM

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.






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