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4th Jul '17 9:39:34 AM Mario1995
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* WWE's ''Saturday Morning Slam'' on Creator/TheCW[='=]s Creator/{{Vortexx}} was a last ditch effort by The CW (after they had dropped ''[=SmackDown=]'' several years before) to continue business relationships with the WWE. It was moderately successful despite being significantly toned down compared to ''RAW'' and ''[=SmackDown=]'' in order to both appease the [[PeripheryDemographic children's fanbase]], despite WWE's primary audience being adult men, and meet The CW's strict TV-Y7 guidelines for its children's programming. When time came for contractual renewals, The CW tried to ReTool the program into a WWE news magazine rather than the taped matches it had during its run. WWE, understandably, rejected The CW's debasing proposal, and the inability to come up with a compromise led to the plug being pulled after just one season

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* WWE's ''Saturday Morning Slam'' on Creator/TheCW[='=]s Creator/{{Vortexx}} was a last ditch effort by The CW (after they had dropped ''[=SmackDown=]'' several years before) to continue business relationships with the WWE. It was moderately successful despite being significantly toned down compared to ''RAW'' and ''[=SmackDown=]'' in order to both appease the [[PeripheryDemographic children's fanbase]], despite WWE's primary audience being adult men, and meet The CW's strict TV-Y7 guidelines for its children's programming. When time came for contractual renewals, The CW tried to ReTool the program into a WWE news magazine rather than the taped matches it had during its run. WWE, understandably, rejected The CW's debasing proposal, and the inability to come up with a compromise led to the plug being pulled after just one seasonseason.



* The UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague's contracts with its media partners can cause networks to postpone or pre-empt programming of their own in order to air football games in case of postponements or emergencies from the NFL. For instance, Creator/{{NBC}} originally scheduled an episode of the ''Series/{{Dateline}}'' news program about the Ross Harris trial for January 15, 2017, but two days before airing, an ice storm in Kansas City caused the delay of a Kansas City-Pittsburgh Steelers game that day to prime-time. Because of NBC's contractual obligations to the NFL, it had to air a couple weeks later (it aired the same night on the West Coast, but mainly as primetime filler.

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* The UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague's contracts with its media partners can cause networks to postpone or pre-empt programming of their own in order to air football games in case of postponements or emergencies from the NFL. For instance, Creator/{{NBC}} originally scheduled an episode of the ''Series/{{Dateline}}'' news program about the Ross Harris trial for January 15, 2017, but two days before airing, an ice storm in Kansas City caused the delay of a Kansas City-Pittsburgh Steelers game that day to prime-time. Because of NBC's contractual obligations to the NFL, it had to air a couple weeks later (it aired the same night on the West Coast, but mainly as primetime filler.filler).
24th May '17 6:56:54 PM lizaphile
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The prototypical UsefulNotes/{{network executive|s}}'s time revolves ''not'' around nurturisung talent for the benefit of all, but around [[TheDilbertPrinciple making him or herself look competent]]. That means appearing responsible for every success and innocent of every failing that the network might have, irrespective of whether this was actually the case. Plus, the people that the executive is trying to convince are his or her fellow executives, who are likewise having the exact same neurotic crisis day in and day out.

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The prototypical UsefulNotes/{{network executive|s}}'s time revolves ''not'' around nurturisung nurturing talent for the benefit of all, but around [[TheDilbertPrinciple making him or herself look competent]]. That means appearing responsible for every success and innocent of every failing that the network might have, irrespective of whether this was actually the case. Plus, the people that the executive is trying to convince are his or her fellow executives, who are likewise having the exact same neurotic crisis day in and day out.
23rd May '17 11:36:49 PM lizaphile
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The prototypical UsefulNotes/{{network executive|s}}'s time revolves ''not'' around nurturing talent for the benefit of all, but around [[TheDilbertPrinciple making him or herself look competent]]. That means appearing responsible for every success and innocent of every failing that the network might have, irrespective of whether this was actually the case. Plus, the people that the executive is trying to convince are his or her fellow executives, who are likewise having the exact same neurotic crisis day in and day out.

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The prototypical UsefulNotes/{{network executive|s}}'s time revolves ''not'' around nurturing nurturisung talent for the benefit of all, but around [[TheDilbertPrinciple making him or herself look competent]]. That means appearing responsible for every success and innocent of every failing that the network might have, irrespective of whether this was actually the case. Plus, the people that the executive is trying to convince are his or her fellow executives, who are likewise having the exact same neurotic crisis day in and day out.



** Versus/NBC Sports Network at times has had problems carrying games, but mainly due to cable company quirks. In 2005 a quadruple overtime game was cut off in some markets after 3am ET when infomercials provided by the cable provider kicked in; after that the network disallowed infomercial substitution in the future. A May 2013 game airing on CNBC went unseen in the St. Louis market due to a switching problem. Other than that though, NBC and the NBC Sports Network have been downright kind compared to ESPN with the NHL.

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** Versus/NBC Sports Network at times has had problems carrying games, but mainly due to cable company quirks. In 2005 a quadruple overtime game was cut off in some markets after 3am ET when infomercials provided by the cable provider kicked in; after that the network disallowed infomercial substitution in the future.future (along with most other networks). A May 2013 game airing on CNBC went unseen in the St. Louis market due to a switching problem. Other than that though, NBC and the NBC Sports Network have been downright kind compared to ESPN with the NHL.



* The UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague's contracts with its media partners can cause networks to postpone or pre-empt programming of their own in order to air football games in case of postponements or emergencies from the NFL. For instance, Creator/{{NBC}} originally scheduled an episode of the ''Series/{{Dateline}}'' news program about the Ross Harris trial for January 15, 2017, but two days before airing, an ice storm in Kansas City caused the delay of a Kansas City-Pittsburgh Steelers game that day to prime-time. Because of NBC's contractual obligations to the NFL, they decided to postpone the ''Dateline'' special to air the Chiefs/Steelers game.

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* The UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague's contracts with its media partners can cause networks to postpone or pre-empt programming of their own in order to air football games in case of postponements or emergencies from the NFL. For instance, Creator/{{NBC}} originally scheduled an episode of the ''Series/{{Dateline}}'' news program about the Ross Harris trial for January 15, 2017, but two days before airing, an ice storm in Kansas City caused the delay of a Kansas City-Pittsburgh Steelers game that day to prime-time. Because of NBC's contractual obligations to the NFL, they decided to postpone the ''Dateline'' special it had to air a couple weeks later (it aired the Chiefs/Steelers game.same night on the West Coast, but mainly as primetime filler.
14th May '17 1:15:06 PM Lirodon
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* This trope is the reason Apple created its own retail stores. One of the problems compounding the company's DorkAge in UsefulNotes/TheNineties was a lack of attractive displays in stores. Retailers devoted floor space to more popular ([[MoneyDearBoy and profitable]]) [=PCs=] instead of Macs, usually relegating them to a corner of the store, if they sold them at all. They also often left the machines turned off, crashed, or set them up without a mouse, leading to an unfavorable first impression with potential buyers. Apple stores were created to give Macs and other Apple products an aesthetically pleasing showcase.

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* This trope is the reason Apple created its own retail stores. One of the problems compounding the company's DorkAge in UsefulNotes/TheNineties was a lack of attractive displays in stores. Retailers devoted floor space to more popular ([[MoneyDearBoy and profitable]]) [=PCs=] instead of Macs, usually relegating them to a corner of the store, if they sold them at all. They also often left the machines turned off, crashed, or set them up without a mouse, leading to an unfavorable first impression with potential buyers. Apple stores were created to give Macs and other Apple products an aesthetically pleasing showcase. Apple has since, in major retailers, insisted on its products on being presented on specialized displays.
3rd May '17 10:03:33 PM C2
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** And when WWE was ready to move Raw back to it's original home on the USA Network, [[https://youtu.be/v1cgb-PVJnY Spike TV went out of its way to keep them from promoting the move.]]

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** And when WWE was ready to move Raw back to it's its original home on the USA Network, [[https://youtu.be/v1cgb-PVJnY Spike TV went out of its way to keep them from promoting the move.]]
29th Apr '17 9:36:55 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Websites can do this too, as youtube has had a contentious relationship with pro wrestling from the beginning, such as killing PGWA's (first)channel due to "copyright violations" even though the only content not owned by PGWA would have been the wrestlers themselves, who kind of liked people being able to see them. But the worst, so far, was in April of 2017 when youtube censored pro wrestling entirely, which ranged from annoying if you were using the site to make programs out of its previously nigh meaningless dark matches like Wrestling/RingOfHonor or as a prime source of promotion such as the WWN family, to painful for the surviving Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA members like Vendetta or Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA successors like CWF Mid-Atlantic when practically their entire history was uploaded, to crippling for Beyond who dedicated itself financially to youtube to the point it was by far the most viewed independent promotion on the site or you were ''born'' on the site like Webvideo/WhatCultureProWrestling.

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* Websites can do this too, as youtube has had a contentious relationship with pro wrestling from the beginning, such as killing PGWA's (first)channel due to "copyright violations" even though the only content not owned by PGWA would have been the wrestlers themselves, who kind of liked people being able to see them. But the worst, so far, was in April of 2017 when youtube censored pro wrestling entirely, which ranged from annoying if you were using the site to make programs out of its previously nigh meaningless dark matches like Wrestling/RingOfHonor or as a prime source of promotion such as the WWN family, to painful for the surviving Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA members like Vendetta or Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA successors like CWF Mid-Atlantic when practically their entire history was uploaded, to crippling for Beyond who dedicated itself financially to youtube to the point it was by far the most viewed independent promotion on the site or you were ''born'' on the site like Webvideo/WhatCultureProWrestling.[[Webvideo/WhatCultureWrestling What Culture Pro Wrestling]].
29th Apr '17 9:35:26 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Websites can do this too, as youtube has had a contentious relationship with pro wrestling from the beginning, such as killing PGWA's (first)channel due to "copyright violations" even though the only content not owned by PGWA would have been the wrestlers themselves, who kind of liked people being able to see them. But the worst, so far, was in April of 2017 when youtube censored pro wrestling entirely, which ranged from annoying if you were using the site to make programs out of its previously nigh meaningless dark matches like Wrestling/RingOfHonor or as a prime source of promotion such as the WWN family, to painful for the surviving Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA members like Vendetta or Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA successors like CWF Mid-Atlantic when practically their entire history was uploaded, to crippling for Beyond who dedicated itself financially to youtube to the point it was by far the most viewed independent promotion on the site or you were ''born'' on the site like Wrestling/WhatACultureProWrestling.

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* Websites can do this too, as youtube has had a contentious relationship with pro wrestling from the beginning, such as killing PGWA's (first)channel due to "copyright violations" even though the only content not owned by PGWA would have been the wrestlers themselves, who kind of liked people being able to see them. But the worst, so far, was in April of 2017 when youtube censored pro wrestling entirely, which ranged from annoying if you were using the site to make programs out of its previously nigh meaningless dark matches like Wrestling/RingOfHonor or as a prime source of promotion such as the WWN family, to painful for the surviving Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA members like Vendetta or Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA successors like CWF Mid-Atlantic when practically their entire history was uploaded, to crippling for Beyond who dedicated itself financially to youtube to the point it was by far the most viewed independent promotion on the site or you were ''born'' on the site like Wrestling/WhatACultureProWrestling.Webvideo/WhatCultureProWrestling.
29th Apr '17 9:29:19 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* This almost happened to Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, as the formation of Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH didn't just involve most of the wrestlers and behind the scenes staff abandoning them for it in droves but also Nippon Television deciding that after 27 years ''now'' would be the perfect time to stop airing All Japan in favor of the shiny new company featuring their old talent. NOAH founder Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa turned out to be nice enough to help All Japan a little in their last shows on the network rather than use them exclusively to promote himself, allow some of their events to remain on NTV G+, which gave AJPW time to shop and get decent(ish) deals, Gaora acquiring ''[[BShow B-Banquet]]'' and ''Battle Archives'', Fighting TV Samurai getting ''King's Road'' and ''[[RecapEpisode Royal Road Club]]''.

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* This almost happened to Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, ''five'' shows, as the formation of Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH didn't just involve most of the wrestlers and behind the scenes staff abandoning them Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling for it in droves but also Nippon Television deciding that after 27 years ''now'' would be the perfect time to stop airing All Japan in favor of the shiny new company featuring their old talent. NOAH founder Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa turned out to be nice enough to help All Japan a little in their last shows on the network rather than use them exclusively to promote himself, allow some of their events to remain on NTV G+, which gave AJPW time to shop and get decent(ish) deals, Gaora acquiring ''[[BShow B-Banquet]]'' and ''Battle Archives'', Fighting TV Samurai getting ''King's Road'' and ''[[RecapEpisode Royal Road Club]]''.



* Websites can do this too, as youtube has had a contentious relationship with pro wrestling from the beginning, such as killing PGWA's (first)channel due to "copyright violations" even though the only content not owned by PGWA would have been the wrestlers themselves, who kind of liked people being able to see them. But the worst, so far, was in April of 2017 when youtube censored pro wrestling entirely, which ranged from annoying if you were using the site to make programs out of its previously nigh meaningless dark matches like Wrestling/RingOfHonor or as a prime source of promotion such as the WWN family, to painful for the surviving Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA members like Vendetta or Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA successors like CWF Mid-Atlantic when practically their entire history was uploaded, to crippling for Beyond who dedicated itself financially to youtube to the point it was by far the most viewed independent promotion on the site or you were ''born'' on the site like Wrestling/WhatACultureProWrestling.



* WWE's ''Saturday Morning Slam'' on Creator/TheCW[='=]s Creator/{{Vortexx}} was a last ditch effort by The CW (after they had dropped ''[=SmackDown=]'' several years before) to continue business relationships with the WWE. It was moderately successful despite being significantly toned down compared to ''RAW'' and ''[=SmackDown=]'' in order to both appease the [[PeripheryDemographic children's fanbase]], despite WWE's primary audience being adult men, and meet The CW's strict TV-Y7 guidelines for its children's programming. When time came for contractual renewals, The CW tried to ReTool the program into a WWE news magazine rather than the taped matches it had during its run. WWE, understandably, rejected The CW's debasing proposal, and the inability to come up with a compromise led to the plug being pulled after just one season.

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* WWE's ''Saturday Morning Slam'' on Creator/TheCW[='=]s Creator/{{Vortexx}} was a last ditch effort by The CW (after they had dropped ''[=SmackDown=]'' several years before) to continue business relationships with the WWE. It was moderately successful despite being significantly toned down compared to ''RAW'' and ''[=SmackDown=]'' in order to both appease the [[PeripheryDemographic children's fanbase]], despite WWE's primary audience being adult men, and meet The CW's strict TV-Y7 guidelines for its children's programming. When time came for contractual renewals, The CW tried to ReTool the program into a WWE news magazine rather than the taped matches it had during its run. WWE, understandably, rejected The CW's debasing proposal, and the inability to come up with a compromise led to the plug being pulled after just one season.
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29th Apr '17 7:21:17 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* This almost happened to Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, as the formation of Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH didn't just involve most of the wrestlers and behind the scenes staff abandoning them for it in droves but also Nippon Television deciding that after 27 years ''now'' would be the perfect time to stop airing All Japan in favor of the shiny new company featuring their old talent. NOAH founder Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa turned out to be nice enough to help All Japan a little in their last shows on the network rather than use them exclusively to promote himself, allow some of their events to remain on NTV G+, which gave AJPW time to shop and get decent(ish) deals, Gaora acquiring ''[[BShow B-Banquet]]'' and ''Battle Archives'', Fighting TV Samurai getting ''King's Road'' and ''[[RecapEpisode Royal Road Club]]''.
26th Mar '17 7:38:11 AM MarcoPolo250
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* In Canada, ''Wrestling/LuchaUnderground'' got hit with this after it was picked up by Creator/CorusEntertainment's TLN. Perhaps owning to the show's "seasonal" format, TLN thought it was a good idea to air the show all the way back at season one, rather than premiere season two day-and-date with El Rey Network. Throw in some limited advertising, and the fact that TLN is mostly geared to a general audience, and it was ensured that fans would have a better chance sticking to illegal streams.

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* In Canada, ''Wrestling/LuchaUnderground'' got hit with this after it was picked up by Creator/CorusEntertainment's TLN. Perhaps owning to the show's "seasonal" seasonal format, TLN thought it was a good idea to air the show all the way back at season one, rather than premiere season two day-and-date with around the same time as El Rey Network. Network in the United States. To be even more tedious, after originally airing the show on Sundays, TLN kept moving the show around its schedule. Throw in some limited advertising, and the fact that TLN is mostly geared to a general audience, and it was ensured that fans would have stand a better chance of keeping up with the U.S broadcasts by sticking to illegal streams.streams. More over, now that Creator/{{Netflix}} is streaming the first two seasons of the show in Canada, there's no need for fans to put up with the network's poor treatment of the past seasons anyways.
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