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11th Aug '17 10:54:27 AM MadMan400096
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* In 2005, {{ESPN}} opted not to continue its relationship with the NationalHockeyLeague (fresh out of the lockout that canceled the entire 2004-05 season), and the cable rights were taken over by OLN (which then became Versus, and later still, Creator/{{NBC}} Sports), [[NetworkDecay a channel dedicated to outdoor sports]] with distribution not as wide as ESPN's. When NBC finally offered to air the 2007 NHL playoffs, they ''cut away from a series-clinching playoff game IN OVERTIME'' to show 90 minutes of pre-race coverage of the Preakness Stakes, knocking the remainder of the game over to Versus (except in Buffalo, one of the NHL's smallest yet loyal markets, and Ottawa, where [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada CBC]] knows better ''and'' didn't have such a conflict). Though thankfully, they've learned their lesson (and Versus, now known as the NBC Sports Network following Comcast's acquisition of NBC, has become a lot more established since.) The Preakness Stakes incident was ExecutiveMeddling of its own, as NBC's contract with the race (negotiated years ''before'', mind you) had advertising commitments.
** {{ESPN}} and ABC aren't exactly blameless for losing their NHL TV rights, though. Once they pulled some duplicitous tactics to yank broadcast rights away from FOX, both ESPN and ABC proceeded to ignore the league, giving it absolutely no advertising time on ABC and the bare minimum on ESPN. This behavior accelerated when ESPN and ABC got the rights to broadcast NBA games from NBC (coincidentally, the NHL's direct competitor for the winter months), with both networks making it clear they were prioritizing basketball over hockey. Then right as the 2004-05 NHL lockout started, ESPN canceled their NHL recap show ''[=NHL2night=]'' and refused to revive the show when the League approached them for a new cable deal after the labor dispute ended. With this kind of network screwing over a 6-7 year period, you cannot possibly blame the NHL for jumping to a more caring TV partner in Versus (although going with NBC is still inexcusable, as shown above). [[http://puckthemedia.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/okay-lets-talk-about-this-like-adults-how-espn-nearly-destroyed-the-nhl-on-tv-or-why-the-nhl-should-never-go-back-to-espn/ This blog entry]] goes into more detail about how Disney's networks screwed over the NHL, as well as the aforementioned dirty tactics used to screw FOX out of any TV rights.

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* In 2005, {{ESPN}} opted not to continue its relationship with the NationalHockeyLeague (fresh out of the lockout that canceled the entire 2004-05 season), and the cable rights were taken over by OLN (which then became Versus, and later still, Creator/{{NBC}} Sports), [[NetworkDecay a channel dedicated to outdoor sports]] with distribution not as wide as ESPN's. When NBC finally offered to air the 2007 NHL playoffs, they ''cut away from a series-clinching playoff game IN OVERTIME'' to show 90 minutes of pre-race coverage of the Preakness Stakes, knocking the remainder of the game over to Versus (except in Buffalo, one of the NHL's smallest yet loyal markets, and Ottawa, where [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada CBC]] knows better ''and'' didn't have such a conflict). Though thankfully, they've learned their lesson (and Versus, now known as the NBC Sports Network following Comcast's acquisition of NBC, has become a lot more established since.) The Preakness Stakes incident was ExecutiveMeddling of its own, as NBC's contract with the race (negotiated years ''before'', mind you) had advertising commitments.
** {{ESPN}} and ABC aren't exactly blameless for losing their NHL TV rights, though. Once they pulled some duplicitous tactics to yank broadcast rights away from FOX, both ESPN and ABC proceeded to ignore the league, giving it absolutely no advertising time on ABC and the bare minimum on ESPN. This behavior accelerated when ESPN and ABC got the rights to broadcast NBA games from NBC (coincidentally, the NHL's direct competitor for the winter months), with both networks making it clear they were prioritizing basketball over hockey. Then right as the 2004-05 NHL lockout started, ESPN canceled their NHL recap show ''[=NHL2night=]'' and refused to revive the show when the League approached them for a new cable deal after the labor dispute ended. With this kind of network screwing over a 6-7 year period, you cannot possibly blame the NHL for jumping to a more caring TV partner in Versus (although going with NBC is still inexcusable, as shown above). [[http://puckthemedia.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/okay-lets-talk-about-this-like-adults-how-espn-nearly-destroyed-the-nhl-on-tv-or-why-the-nhl-should-never-go-back-to-espn/ This blog entry]] goes into more detail about how Disney's networks screwed over the NHL, as well as the aforementioned dirty tactics used to screw FOX out of any TV rights.
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* The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 was a victim of this. The first 25 laps as well as NASCAR Countdown were pre-empted due to the college football game (TCU versus Baylor) running long. And it couldn't have been shown on the other ESPN networks, either; considering that they were all airing games of their own[[note]]It ''certainly'' didn't help that it was ESPN and TNT's final year broadcasting NASCAR races, as NBC and FOX (the latter of whom screwed CBS out of airing NASCAR races in 1999) had signed a more lucrative broadcasting contract with NASCAR the year prior[[/note]]. Talk about overbooking...
11th Aug '17 12:34:25 AM MadMan400096
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2nd Aug '17 6:49:30 PM MBG
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* In a weird case of this comboing with AdoredByTheNetwork, we have Carol Danvers' ''[[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]''. In an attempt to make the book more popular, Marvel relaunched the series. This gave it a boost from people who picked up the first issue because it was a first issue and therefore a good starting point... and a whole lot more people losing track of the book or forgetting to put the relaunched book on their pull list, and fans reading from the trades waiting for a Volume 2 that never came. The book bled readers with stunning speed, causing Marvel to try to relaunch it again to improve sales... and then they relaunched or renumbered it three times over the course of about three years, and as of June 2017, Carol is sitting pretty at 129th place on the sales charts after just six issues.
28th Jul '17 1:58:23 PM mimitchi33
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* Polygram Home Video did this to two of their kids' properties: ''The Crayon Box'' and ''Series/TheNoddyShop''. Both were supposed to be released on home video. ''The Crayon Box'''s releases were cancelled for unexplained reasons, but the PublicServiceAnnouncement based on the poem still appeared on other Polygram releases. ''The Noddy Shop'', however, only had the ''WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures'' segments released, which hurt the sales of the videos and may have played a role in the show not being renewed for a third season, as the live-action segments in ''The Noddy Shop'' were the most popular among the target audience.
28th Jul '17 7:10:25 AM AlternativeCola
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27th Jul '17 7:11:28 PM eroock
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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.
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