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19th Jul '17 1:56:59 PM babydogpaste
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->''"But now, all of cable TV seems to operate in blocks and I have no freaking idea why. If you're giving me eight straight hours of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', aren't you forcing every single non-''King of the Hill'' fan to abandon your channel for the rest of the day to go watch something else?"''

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->''"But now, all of cable TV seems to operate in blocks and I have no freaking idea why. If ->''"If you're giving me eight straight hours of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', aren't you forcing every single non-''King of the Hill'' fan to abandon your channel for the rest of the day to go watch something else?"''



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' for Creator/KidsWB. Sometimes they would show nothing but the show to promote a special or new movie, and they'd sometimes show it for three hours at a time. Cartoon Network, the show's current channel, doesn't do this nearly as often.
** Kids WB's adoration for all things ''Pokemon'' even spilled into their promotional attempts for other shows in their lineup. During a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''-themed [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] event, viewers were encouraged to send in their predictions of the future to be read on the air. One of the more notable entries: "In the future, Pokemon will be on every channel all day long." The daydreams of someone truly obsessed with the series, or an early example of epic trolling?

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' for Creator/KidsWB. Sometimes they would show nothing but the show to promote a special or new movie, and they'd sometimes show it for three hours at a time. Cartoon Network, the show's current channel, doesn't Network and Disney XD don't do this nearly as often.
** Kids WB's adoration for all things ''Pokemon'' even spilled into their promotional attempts for other shows in their lineup. During a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''-themed [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] event, viewers were encouraged to send in their predictions of the future to be read on the air. One of the more notable entries: "In the future, Pokemon will be on every channel all day long." The daydreams dreams of someone truly obsessed with the series, or an early example of epic trolling?



* ''Anime/SonicX'' was absolutely beloved by 4kids; even as their block changed identities, moved to different channels, and cycled through shows, ''Sonic X'' always had a spot on the lineup, despite having gone through its entire run dozens of times on Saturday morning television. Furthermore, as of July 1, 2017, Sinclair Broadcast Group's "[=KidsClick=]" syndicated block has picked the show up and given it slots on both the weekday and weekend lineups, despite it being ''fourteen years old''.

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* ''Anime/SonicX'' was absolutely beloved by 4kids; 4Kids; even as their block changed identities, moved to different channels, and cycled through shows, ''Sonic X'' always had a spot on the lineup, despite having gone through its entire run dozens of times on Saturday morning television. Furthermore, as of July 1, 2017, Sinclair Broadcast Group's "[=KidsClick=]" syndicated block has picked the show up and given it slots on both the weekday and weekend lineups, despite it being ''fourteen years old''.



* For a few years at the TurnOfTheMillennium, there were 24-hour marathons of ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' on Creator/CartoonNetwork every Thanksgiving Day. Justified, [[NoHoperRepeat since viewership was way down]] (most everyone who's watching TV on Thanksgiving is watching football anyway) and they could write off advertising and let most of their employees take the holiday off. That said Cartoon Network has been known to flood their timeslots with ''Iron Giant'' on other holidays too, such as Memorial Day, supposedly because it's Ted Turner's favorite movie.

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* For a few years at the TurnOfTheMillennium, there were 24-hour marathons of ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' on Creator/CartoonNetwork every Thanksgiving Day. Justified, [[NoHoperRepeat since viewership was way down]] (most everyone who's watching TV on Thanksgiving is watching football anyway) and they could write off advertising and let most of their employees take the holiday off. That said Cartoon Network has been known to flood their timeslots with ''Iron ''The Iron Giant'' on other holidays too, such as Memorial Day, supposedly because it's Ted Turner's favorite movie.



* HBO Family seems to love playing ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', on most weekends and holidays. Before that, it was any of the latest Creator/DreamworksAnimation films.

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* HBO Family seems to love playing ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', on most weekends and holidays. Before that, it was any of the latest Creator/DreamworksAnimation films.



* FX just loves showing off some Creator/DreamWorksAnimation movies every chance it gets. The first ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie, both ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' movies, and the entire ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' trilogy are frequent favorites.

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* FX just loves showing off some Creator/DreamWorksAnimation movies every chance it gets. The first ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie, both the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' movies, and the entire ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' trilogy are frequent favorites.



* Remember that {{Creator/HBO}} once stood for "Hey! ''[[Film/TheBeastmaster Beastmaster]]'''s On!". And it aired so often on Creator/{{TBS}} that [[FanNickname it earned itself the nickname]] "[[FunWithAcronyms The Beastmaster Station]]".

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* Remember that {{Creator/HBO}} once stood for "Hey! ''[[Film/TheBeastmaster Beastmaster]]'''s On!". And it aired so often on Creator/{{TBS}} that [[FanNickname it earned itself the nickname]] "[[FunWithAcronyms The Beastmaster Station]]".



* It was almost impossible to turn on HBO in the early 1980's and not see ''[[Film/ScavengerHunt1979 Scavenger Hunt]]''.
** ''Film/TheBlackHole'' was another overplayed staple of early HBO.

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* It was almost impossible to turn on HBO in the early 1980's and not see ''[[Film/ScavengerHunt1979 Scavenger Hunt]]''.
** ''Film/TheBlackHole'' was another overplayed staple of early HBO.
Hunt]]'' or ''Film/TheBlackHole''.



** As of October 2015, the network will show the entire ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' series every weekend, as well as on holidays and days when kids have school off.
* ABC and ABC Family (now Creator/{{Freeform}}) milk ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' marathons even more frequently than Spike did with ''Star Wars''. In almost every season of the year, there is a ''Harry Potter'' marathon on ABC Family. They would often take it to the max whenever another ''Harry Potter'' film was being released to theaters. In 2018, the title of ''The Harry Potter Network'' will shift to Creator/USANetwork as part of a new rights deal.

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** *** As of October 2015, the network will show the entire ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' series every weekend, as well as on holidays and days when kids have school off.
* ABC and ABC Family (now Creator/{{Freeform}}) milk milked ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' marathons even more frequently than Spike did with ''Star Wars''. In almost every season of the year, there is a ''Harry Potter'' marathon on ABC Family. They would often take it to the max whenever another ''Harry Potter'' film was being released to theaters. In 2018, the title of ''The Harry Potter Network'' will shift to Creator/USANetwork as part of a new rights deal.



* Spike loves showing the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy whenever it's a holiday.
12th Jul '17 3:32:20 PM OmegaMetroid
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* ''[[Anime/DragonBallKai Dragon Ball Z Kai]]'' was this for Creator/Nicktoons, with anywhere from three to six hours worth being shown on any given day in total. It got to the point where Nicktoons began airing the original ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movies in an almost completely uncut format, with the only real edit being a Hitler scene in ''Anime/DragonBallZ: Fusion Reborn''. All blood, violence, and profanity was kept, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar at a]] [[PrecisionFStrike TV-Y7-FV]] [[AvertedTrope rating]] no less.

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* ''[[Anime/DragonBallKai Dragon Ball Z Kai]]'' was this for Creator/Nicktoons, Creator/{{Nicktoons}}, with anywhere from three to six hours worth being shown on any given day in total. It got to the point where Nicktoons began airing the original ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' movies in an almost completely uncut format, with the only real edit being a Hitler scene in ''Anime/DragonBallZ: Fusion Reborn''. All blood, violence, and profanity was kept, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar at a]] [[PrecisionFStrike TV-Y7-FV]] [[AvertedTrope rating]] no less.
7th Jul '17 7:48:17 AM mimitchi33
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* American Airlines has kept ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' in their in-flight entertainment library for a longer time than any other film they have offered on their service when new animated movies usually get rotated out after two or three months, since they have been offering it since January of 2017.

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* American Airlines has kept ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' in their in-flight entertainment library for a longer time than any other film they have offered on their service. Usually, new movies on it will get removed two to three months after they are added, but ''Sing'' has stayed on the service when new animated movies usually get rotated out after two or three months, since they have been offering it since January of 2017.for almost half a year.
7th Jul '17 7:46:30 AM mimitchi33
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* American Airlines has kept ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' in their in-flight entertainment library for a longer time than any other film they have offered on their service when new animated movies usually get rotated out after two or three months, since they have been offering it since January of 2017.
25th Jun '17 4:23:54 AM CynicalBastardo
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* Sky parodied this on the 2nd of February 2016 by showing ''Film/GroundhogDay'' on one of its movie channels on a constant loop for the day.
23rd Jun '17 5:13:17 AM Mario500
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* Fox constantly shows ''Film/IndependenceDay'' whenever a big event is happening on another network: Super Bowl, Oscars, etc... In fact, ''Independence Day'' airs often on ''every'' station that gets the rights to it. Even MTV, A&E, CMT, BET, Syfy, E!, ABC Family, AMC, Spike, Bravo, and VH-1 have been in on the act. There was one time, around 2009-ish, when it popped up every other weekend. Creator/{{TBS}}, Creator/{{TNT}} and Creator/WGNAmerica played it constantly, so did Creator/MyNetworkTV as a Sunday night movie and Saturday afternoon and The CW.

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* Fox constantly shows ''Film/IndependenceDay'' whenever a big event is happening on another network: Super Bowl, Oscars, etc... In fact, ''Independence Day'' airs often on ''every'' station that gets the rights to it. Even MTV, A&E, CMT, BET, Syfy, E!, ABC Family, AMC, Spike, Bravo, and VH-1 Creator/VH1 have been in on the act. There was one time, around 2009-ish, when it popped up every other weekend. Creator/{{TBS}}, Creator/{{TNT}} and Creator/WGNAmerica played it constantly, so did Creator/MyNetworkTV as a Sunday night movie and Saturday afternoon and The CW.



* Since at least the fall of 2014, Viacom cable channel programmers have been suffering from an ''Film/{{Elf}}'' obsession, telecasting the film frequently across CMT, MTV, and VH-1, even when the holiday season is over. (CMT even played it in ''September''!)

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* Since at least the fall of 2014, Viacom cable channel programmers have been suffering from an ''Film/{{Elf}}'' obsession, telecasting the film frequently across CMT, MTV, and VH-1, Creator/VH1, even when the holiday season is over. (CMT even played it in ''September''!)
23rd Jun '17 5:01:01 AM Mario500
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* Fox constantly shows ''Film/IndependenceDay'' whenever a big event is happening on another network: Super Bowl, Oscars, etc... In fact, ''Independence Day'' airs often on ''every'' station that gets the rights to it. Even MTV, A&E, CMT, BET, Syfy, E!, ABC Family, AMC, Spike, Bravo, and [=VH1=] have been in on the act. There was one time, around 2009-ish, when it popped up every other weekend. Creator/{{TBS}}, Creator/{{TNT}} and Creator/WGNAmerica played it constantly, so did Creator/MyNetworkTV as a Sunday night movie and Saturday afternoon and The CW.

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* Fox constantly shows ''Film/IndependenceDay'' whenever a big event is happening on another network: Super Bowl, Oscars, etc... In fact, ''Independence Day'' airs often on ''every'' station that gets the rights to it. Even MTV, A&E, CMT, BET, Syfy, E!, ABC Family, AMC, Spike, Bravo, and [=VH1=] VH-1 have been in on the act. There was one time, around 2009-ish, when it popped up every other weekend. Creator/{{TBS}}, Creator/{{TNT}} and Creator/WGNAmerica played it constantly, so did Creator/MyNetworkTV as a Sunday night movie and Saturday afternoon and The CW.



* Creator/VH1 showed ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' and ''Film/GhostbustersII'' on a frequent basis for years after they started broadcasting more programs not dedicated to music. They usually showed the movies in cropped formats, meaning their pictures were not shown in their entirety (the second movie was usually shown in the 16:9 aspect ratio unlike the first movie, which was usually shown in the 4:3 aspect ratio, even after [=VH1=] started showing the second movie on a frequent basis).

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* Creator/VH1 showed ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' and ''Film/GhostbustersII'' on a frequent basis for years after they started broadcasting more programs not dedicated to music. They usually showed the movies in cropped formats, meaning their pictures were not shown in their entirety (the second movie was usually shown in the 16:9 aspect ratio unlike the first movie, which was usually shown in the 4:3 aspect ratio, even after [=VH1=] VH-1 started showing the second movie on a frequent basis).



* Since at least the fall of 2014, Viacom cable channel programmers have been suffering from an ''Film/{{Elf}}'' obsession, telecasting the film frequently across CMT, MTV, and [=VH1=], even when the holiday season is over. (CMT even played it in ''September''!)

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* Since at least the fall of 2014, Viacom cable channel programmers have been suffering from an ''Film/{{Elf}}'' obsession, telecasting the film frequently across CMT, MTV, and [=VH1=], VH-1, even when the holiday season is over. (CMT even played it in ''September''!)
18th Jun '17 2:09:08 PM Lirodon
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* ABC and ABC Family (now Creator/{{Freeform}}) milk ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' marathons even more frequently than Spike did with ''Star Wars''. In almost every season of the year, there is a ''Harry Potter'' marathon on ABC Family. They would often take it to the max whenever another ''Harry Potter'' film was being released to theaters. Unfortunately for Disney, Creator/WarnerBrothers will eventually put a stop to that when, effective 2018, the broadcast rights go to [=NBCUniversal=], and unlike their original deal with Disney, WB has given USA Network and Syfy (and potentially NBC as well)) exclusive broadcast rights to special DirectorsCut editions of the first two movies.

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* ABC and ABC Family (now Creator/{{Freeform}}) milk ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' marathons even more frequently than Spike did with ''Star Wars''. In almost every season of the year, there is a ''Harry Potter'' marathon on ABC Family. They would often take it to the max whenever another ''Harry Potter'' film was being released to theaters. Unfortunately for Disney, Creator/WarnerBrothers will eventually put a stop to that when, effective In 2018, the broadcast title of ''The Harry Potter Network'' will shift to Creator/USANetwork as part of a new rights go to [=NBCUniversal=], and unlike their original deal with Disney, WB has given USA Network and Syfy (and potentially NBC as well)) exclusive broadcast rights to special DirectorsCut editions of the first two movies.deal.
18th Jun '17 2:00:54 PM Lirodon
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** When it comes to college football, ESPN practically ''[[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/sports/ncaafootball/college-footballs-most-dominant-player-its-espn.html?ref=media&_r=1& runs the show]]''; they have lucrative broadcast deals with all the major conferences (particularly the SEC, Big Ten, and ACC, among the most powerful conferences in Division I FBS) which is a practically a license to print and give their schools money by default, ESPN chooses start times for its games, and they even coded software used by the majority of the teams to help build their game schedules, meaning nearly all of the college schedules at the start of the season have the time ''TBA'' everywhere. In 2011, ESPN started an entire cable network devoted to the Texas Longhorns, then created the SEC Network in 2014, and will be launching ACC Network in 2019. During the post-season, they have broadcast rights to all but four bowl games (including the all-important College Football Playoff that also stole Fox's sole bowl game, the Cotton Bowl Classic, away from them, as if losing the BCS to them was bad enough) and even run ''fourteen of their own.'' (Of the non-ESPN bowls, CBS has been long-time broadcaster of the Sun Bowl, CBS Sports Network has the recently-established Cure Bowl and Arizona Bowl games, and the Foster Farms Bowl in San Francisco made a hop to Fox in 2016. NFL Network airs some of the "all-star" games with potential NFL prospects, such as the Senior Bowl)

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** When it comes to college football, ESPN practically ''[[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/sports/ncaafootball/college-footballs-most-dominant-player-its-espn.html?ref=media&_r=1& runs the show]]''; they have lucrative broadcast deals with all the major conferences (particularly the SEC, Big Ten, and ACC, among the most powerful conferences in Division I FBS) which is a practically a license to print and give their schools money by default, ESPN chooses start times for its games, and they even coded software used by the majority of the teams to help build their game schedules, meaning nearly all of the college schedules at the start of the season have the time ''TBA'' everywhere. In 2011, ESPN started an entire cable network devoted to the Texas Longhorns, then created the SEC Network in 2014, and will be launching ACC Network in 2019. During the post-season, they have broadcast rights to all but four five bowl games (including the all-important College Football Playoff that also stole Fox's sole bowl game, the Cotton Bowl Classic, away from them, as if losing the BCS to them was bad enough) and even run ''fourteen of their own.'' (Of the non-ESPN bowls, CBS has been long-time broadcaster of the Sun Bowl, CBS Sports Network has the recently-established Cure Bowl and Arizona Bowl games, and Fox has recently swiped up the Foster Farms Bowl in San Francisco made a hop to Fox in 2016. and Holiday Bowl. NFL Network airs some of the "all-star" all-star games with potential NFL prospects, such as the Senior Bowl)
16th Jun '17 9:20:38 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Anime/SonicX'' was absolutely beloved by 4kids; even as their block changed identities, moved to different channels, and cycled through shows, ''Sonic X'' always had a spot on the lineup, despite having gone through its entire run dozens of times on Saturday morning television. Furthermore, as of July 1, 2017, Sinclair Broadcast Group's "[=KidsClick=]" syndicated block has picked the show up and given it slots on both the weekday and weekend lineups, despite it being ''fourteen years old''.
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