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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by leprechaun106317, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. mws192

    mws192 Godfather

    Jun 17, 2010
    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"

  2. scott0702

    scott0702 Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    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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  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    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).
  4. JosephB

    JosephB Icon

    Nov 14, 2005
    Birmingham, AL
    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.
  5. SamC

    SamC Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2003

    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.
  6. leprechaun106317

    leprechaun106317 AllStar

    Apr 5, 2011
    idk if anyone cares, but we know the fate of at least one of the shows on Style... Tia & Tamera will be moving to E! on October 15th. So if you are a fan of that show (as I am) you can now watch it in HD!
  7. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
  8. Curtis0620

    Curtis0620 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Esquire replaced Style
  9. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    I believe states have taken over the oversight of cable franchises that local municipalities used to control. I just found that out recently here in Ohio. Must be an FCC ruling.
  10. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    Sorry I meant Esquire.
  11. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    Did you meant Style is still on? because it shouldn't.
  12. Number Six

    Number Six Cool Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    That's not the case in Mississippi ... I am at all of my city's government meetings, and they have dealings with the cable company on a regular basis (franchise agreement, service complaints, etc.).

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