AT&T / DirecTV reach new A&E Accord (includes Viceland)

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  1. mws192

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    AT&T and A+E Networks have reached a comprehensive carriage agreement for the programmer's content on AT&T’s U-Verse and DirecTV platforms, the companies said.

    The deal includes linear, TV Everywhere, video-on-demand and mobility rights for A+E Networks’ suite of channels, including its Viceland channel, which will take the place of its H2 network early next year.

    http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/att-ae-reach-carriage-agreement/395513
     
  2. makaiguy

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    Viceland replacing H2 doesn't sound like a positive to me. With History mainly becoming a purveyor of more and more "reality" crap, at least one could find some actual history-related programming on H2.

    This article says "Vice offers a source of content aimed at young men that would be very compatible with A+E's successful History Channel", which sounds to me like more reality crap.
     
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  3. sigma1914

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    It's a lot of documentary style shows.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pCNJKGhQXM
     
  4. mitchflorida

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    The Military History Channel is a lot like the old History and History International Channels. It is carried by U-Verse but not DTV yet. That hopefully will change, as Vice TV is aimed at a completely different audience, think FXX and Esquire Channel.
     
  5. Nighthawk68

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    No thanks, not interested. Hopefully it will work for them, and someone will enjoy it.
     
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  6. Pepe Sylvia

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    Is this the same people as the HBO series?
     
  7. KyL416

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    Yes, they have an upcoming interview with the Eagles of Death Metal:
    http://www.vice.com/read/coming-soon-the-eagles-of-death-metal-speak-out-for-the-first-time-since-the-paris-attacks

    They're going to have a variety of other programming on their channel, not just the type of programming you see on the HBO series:
    http://www.aenetworks.com/article/vice-and-ae-networks-announce-new-tv-network-viceland-working-title

    "Noisey" is going to be based on Vice's music site
    "VICE World Of Sports" is a going to be a sports program hosted by Sal Masekela. (Some of you might remember him as ESPN's host for the X-Games)
     
  8. APB101

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    Unless something has changed, AT&T's U-verse carries Military History and Lifetime Real Women. LRW was on DirecTV around ten years ago. (It was on ch. 261.) It would be interesting to see if those come over to AT&T's DirecTV as well.
     
  9. Eva

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    To bad H2 is getting the punt.
     
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  10. Chuck W

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    A&E has become completely obsessed with the 21-49 demographic over the last couple years. I know other networks have too but when you throw away programs like Longmire, which had over 6 mill viewers because they felt the age of the viewers was "too old", you are going way overboard.

    It sounds like they are continuing this trend by removing a channel (H2) that most likely attracts that "over age" crowd and introducing yet another channel that will show the same crap that has sent A&E's viewership down.

    Whoever it is that is obsessing over the age group over there, needs to step away.
     
  11. larryharry59

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    Young men. The demographic who is not buying paid tv at all. Sounds like a real smart plan.
     
  12. MysteryMan

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    Agree. Most young men are in the early stages of debt accumulation (car loan, student loan, mortgage, starting families, ect.) and don't have the buying power of older men who have most of those obligations behind them.
     
  13. slice1900

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    It isn't only about who has the disposable income, but it is who the advertisers are looking to target and how effective those ads are. People in their 20s are probably more susceptible to ads swaying their purchase decisions than those in their 50s.
     
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    Unfortunately, it is the advertisers who demand the younger age group, because they feel that if they can reach the young adults they can create customers for life. Advertisers do not care about us boomers, because we are viewed as either being set in our ways and not easily persuaded by advertisements, we are not going to live long enough to have a lasting effect on the bottom line of whatever is being promoting, we no longer make the purchasing decisions, or we do not spend enough money. Whether they are right or wrong, that has been the advertising model for a long time - go after the 18 to 35 crowd at the expense of everyone else.

    Networks are going to cater to what the advertisers want, because the advertisers pay the bills.
     
  17. DBSSTEPHEN

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    I wonder why military history channel wasn't part of the contract

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