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I remember TNN well. I don't know what will become of Sci-Fi but they will follow the market, just as TNN, CBN (now ABC Family), and others have done.
 

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I don't think Sci-Fi will be "repositioned." It does have a following and it's owned by NBCU.

TNN was essentially independently owned and became Spike owned by Viacom.

CBN was created as part of Pat Robertson's Christian broadcasting empire, then sold to Fox with the proviso of having "family" in the channel name. Fox, always big on family programming as can be seen by the lineup on Fox and Fx, sold it to Disney, which made sense.

NBCU has a bit of a commitment to the Sci-Fi franchise:
  • Sci Fi Channel (United States), a United States television channel launched in 1992
  • Sci Fi Channel (United Kingdom), a United Kingdom television channel launched in 1995
  • Sci Fi Channel (Germany), a German television channel launched in 2003
  • Sci Fi Channel (France), a French television channel launched in 2005
  • Sci Fi Channel (Australia), an Australian television channel launched in 2006
  • Sci Fi (Spain), a Spanish television channel launched in 2006
  • Sci Fi Channel (Benelux), a Dutch television channel launched in 2007
  • Sci Fi Channel (Poland), a Polish television channel launched in 2007
  • Sci Fi Channel (Romania), a Romanian television channel launched in 2007
  • Sci Fi Channel (Latin America), a Latin American television channel launched in 2007
  • Sci Fi Channel (Brazil), a brazilian television channel launched in 2007
  • Sci Fi Channel (Japan), a japanese television channel launched in 2008
  • Sci Fi Channel (Russia), a Russian television channel launched in 2008
  • Sci Fi Channel (Asia), a Asian television channel launched in July 1, 2008
 

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HDTVFreak07 said:
Do you all remember TNN? The Nashville Network? It is now Spike. So, does anyone think that maybe Sci-Fi is headed the same route as TNN? (God, I hope not!)
I'm not follwing you. What route do you think Sci-Fi is heading? It has lots of Science Fiction types of shows still. There are more "Fantasy" types of shows on Sci-Fi, but it doesn't seem like it's not sticking with it's main focus of Science Fiction.
 

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woj027 said:
I'm not follwing you. What route do you think Sci-Fi is heading? It has lots of Science Fiction types of shows still. There are more "Fantasy" types of shows on Sci-Fi, but it doesn't seem like it's not sticking with it's main focus of Science Fiction.
Cancelling Stargate Atlantis for one. ECW? What's so "sci-fi" about ECW?
 

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A lot of channels have rebranded themselves over the years, but since Sci Fi Channel shows more science fiction programming then MTV shows music programming, I don't think it's in trouble just yet, unless Viacom buys it from NBCU. As long as they keep The Twilight Zone I could careless.
 

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Steve Mehs said:
A lot of channels have rebranded themselves over the years, but since Sci Fi Channel shows more science fiction programming then MTV shows music programming, I don't think it's in trouble just yet, unless Viacom buys it from NBCU. As long as they keep The Twilight Zone I could careless.
Ouch!!! But its so true. MTV has not been the same in a long time. I dont even watch it anymore ever. No need to.
 

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HDTVFreak07 said:
Do you all remember TNN? The Nashville Network? It is now Spike. So, does anyone think that maybe Sci-Fi is headed the same route as TNN? (God, I hope not!)
I remember The White Horse Saloon.
 

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ARKDTVfan said:
No but I can see CMT going that way
Nanny 911? Trading Spouces?
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talk about 2 shows that should have their archive footage burned and forgotten about :nono: :nono2:
CMT already has. They showed the movie "Any Given Sunday" and are going to show "Lethal Weapon", both of which indisputably have nothing at all to do with country music.
 

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AntAltMike said:
Crook and Chase.

Richard Crenna played Luke McCoy
I remember Crook & Chase and Grand ol Opry and Name that tune oe something like that. My grandma dna grandpa used to watch TNN alot when I was growing up.
 

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It's simply one of my basic rules of pay-TV programming: Every channel, no matter what its initial niche or theme, tends to become like all the other channels.

Hang in there, Turner Classic Movies! :D
 
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