History NetworkDecay / TotalAbandonment

6th Jun '18 1:36:09 PM MarcoPolo250
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** History International went from a channel focused on world history to a vault channel for old History Channel documentaries. It changed its name to H2, with the slogan "More 2 History", coinciding with a shift to placing many of History's remaining serious programming, like ''The Universe'', on the channel... along with blocks of History's conspiracy and paranormal fare. On February 29th, 2016, A&E replaced H2 with the American version of a new cable network called Viceland, in a joint venture with Vice Media.

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** History International went from a channel focused on world history to a vault channel for old History Channel documentaries. It changed its name to H2, with the slogan "More 2 History", coinciding with a shift to placing many of History's remaining serious programming, like ''The Universe'', on the channel... along with blocks of History's conspiracy and paranormal fare. On February 29th, 2016, A&E replaced H2 with the American version of a new cable network called Viceland, in a joint venture with Vice Media.



** Shaw has a similar relationship with A&E Networks as Bell has with Discovery, but the Canadian version of what was replaced in the U.S. by FYI (Biography Channel) was owned by Rogers. For a while, Bio Canada degraded into a dumping ground for Rogers' female-skewed programs. Then, in November 2015, it was announced that the Canadian version of Bio would become the new Viceland channel -- which itself replaced H2 in the U.S. Rogers invested in production facilities for Vice in Toronto, while A&E Networks and Disney have equity stakes in Vice. (Speaking of Viceland, the Canadian version shut down in 2018, after Rogers pulled out of its joint ventures with Vice because of the channel's poor performance.)

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** Shaw has a similar relationship with A&E Networks as Bell has with Discovery, but the Canadian version of what was replaced in the U.S. by FYI (Biography Channel) was owned by Rogers. For a while, Bio Canada degraded into a dumping ground for Rogers' female-skewed programs. Then, in November 2015, it was announced that the Canadian version of Bio would become the new Viceland channel -- which itself replaced H2 in the U.S. Rogers invested in production facilities for Vice in Toronto, while A&E Networks and Disney have equity stakes in Vice. (Speaking of Viceland, the Canadian version shut down in 2018, after Rogers pulled out of its joint ventures with Vice because of the channel's poor performance.)
29th May '18 6:15:25 PM lizaphile
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Back to Court TV, many channels or programming blocks that focus on actual courtroom proceedings tend to fall victim to decay anyways because, let's face it, ''real'' courtroom drama is about as dramatic as watching paint dry, and the ones that actually are dramatic get [[MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome wall-to-wall]] [[IfItBleedsItLeads coverage]] on the major media outlets anyway.

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Back to Court TV, many channels or programming blocks that focus on actual courtroom proceedings tend to fall victim to decay anyways because, let's face it, ''real'' courtroom drama is about as dramatic as watching paint dry, and the ones that actually are dramatic get [[MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome wall-to-wall]] [[IfItBleedsItLeads coverage]] on the major media outlets anyway. And in any case if a local trial gets national attention, all the local stations in the area will stream it on their websites anyway for free.



Nowadays, the stations closest to the format of a traditional independent without technically being independent, are stations which carry [=MyNetworkTV=] or The CW; barring the latter's one-hour daytime talk show and 5-hour [=E/I=] block, both networks only program two hours of primetime on weekdays, and do not have national news or sports programming, meaning that affiliates have significantly less network programming to work around than big three stations. Plus, due to its current status as a relative bottom-feeder with no first-run programs, some MNTV stations (including, ironically, two Fox-owned stations, one which is also affiliated with The CW) pre-empt its programming into the late-night hours, and may downplay the affiliation to market themselves as a ''de facto'' independent because in its current form, [=MyNetworkTV=] is not really much of a network anymore.

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Nowadays, the stations closest to the format of a traditional independent without technically being independent, are stations which carry [=MyNetworkTV=] or The CW; barring the latter's one-hour daytime talk show and 5-hour 3-hour [=E/I=] block, both networks only program two hours of primetime on weekdays, and do not have national news or sports programming, meaning that affiliates have significantly less network programming to work around than big three stations. Plus, due to its current status as a relative bottom-feeder with no first-run programs, some MNTV stations (including, ironically, two Fox-owned stations, one which is also affiliated with The CW) pre-empt its programming into the late-night hours, and may downplay the affiliation to market themselves as a ''de facto'' independent because in its current form, [=MyNetworkTV=] is not really much of a network anymore.
28th May '18 9:11:25 PM lizaphile
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* [[Letters2Numbers Tr3s]] is a Spanish MTV channel that's just MTV's regular schedule with GratuitousSpanish, subtitles, and some more music videos, though not a lot.

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* [[Letters2Numbers Tr3s]] is a Spanish MTV channel that's just that was formerly MTV's regular schedule with GratuitousSpanish, subtitles, GratuitousSpanish and some more subtitles. However, many viewers have wised up to their own local favorite networks being on cable and satellite under 'Latino tiers', along with YouTube and radio blurring the lines between English and Spanish music. Currently, the network is a little-watched automated playlist of music videos, though not a lot. videos waiting for Viacom to notice it and have the plug pulled.
28th May '18 9:07:24 PM lizaphile
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* [=MTV2=] started out as an actual music channel and, for a while after buying out the competing Box music network, became a true haven for music fans with its innovative and bizarre themed video blocks. After introducing the "two-headed dog" logo, [=MTV2=] more of less became "MTV with hip-hop and rock videos". Even then, [[AdoredByTheNetwork hip-hop has become the dominate genre on the channel]]; the indie rock-centric ''Subterranean'', was pushed into the unsatisfactory timeslot of 1:00 AM on Friday mornings before being canned in 2011.

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* [=MTV2=] started out as an actual music channel and, for a while after buying out the competing Box music network, became a true haven for music fans with its innovative and bizarre themed video blocks. After introducing the "two-headed dog" logo, [=MTV2=] more of less became "MTV with hip-hop and rock videos". Even then, [[AdoredByTheNetwork hip-hop has become the dominate genre on the channel]]; the indie rock-centric ''Subterranean'', was pushed into the unsatisfactory timeslot of 1:00 AM on Friday mornings before being canned in 2011. As of 2018 (with Viacom's 'prime six' strategy leaving it out of the loop), its only purpose seems to be airing 90s UPN and WB sitcoms, along with MTV reality gristle on an endless loop ignored by viewers and grating to cable providers, and nary a moment of a music video is seen.
17th May '18 9:19:52 AM TripleTV95
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This would not last either, as shortly after they lost the rights to the airing English Premier League to NBC (taking much of it's soccer programming with it), Fox announced that in March 2013, it would be launching a new spinoff of Creator/{{FX}} known as FXX. Without a doubt, it replaced Fox Soccer, while the remaining soccer programming moved to Fox Sports 1 & 2 depending on prominence. ''Fox Soccer Plus'' remains in the air though, airing soccer that isn't prominent to air on the new Fox Sports channels (rumors have swirled that it'll be rebranded as ''Fox Sports 3''). ''Fox Soccer News'', the [[CaptainObvious soccer news]] show that the Canadian channel Sportsnet produced for the network, got replaced with an in-house soccer show on [=FS1=] after its launch which few of FSC's viewers believed would last a few months (while Sportsnet re-launched the program as ''Soccer Central'' with its own branding); they were proven right as it went on a never to return hiatus once the NFL playoffs began and when [=FS1=] and [=FS2=] got the rights to the video simulcast of Mike Francesa's afternoon radio show (formerly on the nationally-limited YES Network, which Fox bought a majority-stake in back in 2012)).\\

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This would not last either, as shortly after they lost the rights to the airing English Premier League to NBC (taking much of it's soccer programming with it), Fox announced that in March 2013, it would be launching a new spinoff of Creator/{{FX}} known as FXX. Without a doubt, it replaced Fox Soccer, while the remaining soccer programming moved to Fox Sports 1 & 2 depending on prominence. ''Fox Soccer Plus'' remains in the air though, airing soccer that isn't prominent to air on the new Fox Sports channels (rumors have swirled that it'll be rebranded as ''Fox Sports 3''). ''Fox Soccer News'', the [[CaptainObvious soccer news]] show that the Canadian channel Sportsnet produced for the network, got replaced with an in-house soccer show on [=FS1=] after its launch which few of FSC's viewers believed would last a few months (while Sportsnet re-launched the program as ''Soccer Central'' with its own branding); they were proven right as it went on a never to return hiatus once the NFL playoffs began and when [=FS1=] FS1 and [=FS2=] FS2 got the rights to the video simulcast of Mike Francesa's afternoon radio show (formerly on the nationally-limited YES Network, which Fox bought a majority-stake in back in 2012)).\\
12th May '18 5:57:22 AM MarcoPolo250
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** The Canadian version of Bravo was also oriented towards arts and culture-related programming since its inception, and also aired independently produced short films from Canadian artists financed through the channel's Bravo!Fact fund. By the late 2000's, it began to shift away from the arts and culture programming (besides ''Inside the Actors' Studio''), but rather than going in a camp direction, it decided to turn into a drama-oriented entertainment channel, a Canadian answer to TNT, picking up ''Series/MadMen'', re-runs of Creator/{{CTV}} series such as ''Series/FlashPoint'', obligatory crime dramas repeats like ''Series/CriminalMinds'', and various feature films. This shift was even more pronounced under its current owners at Bell Media, who would later introduce an entirely new logo for the channel. Bravo Canada has essentially become Bell's answer to [[Creator/ShowcaseTelevision Showcase]], which is more oriented towards movies and as many ''Series/{{NCIS}} reruns as they can cram in-between them.

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** The Canadian version of Bravo was also oriented towards arts and culture-related programming since its inception, and also aired independently produced short films from Canadian artists financed through the channel's Bravo!Fact fund. By the late 2000's, it began to shift away from the arts and culture programming (besides ''Inside the Actors' Studio''), but rather than going in a camp direction, it decided to turn into a drama-oriented entertainment channel, a Canadian answer to TNT, picking up ''Series/MadMen'', airing re-runs of Creator/{{CTV}} series such as ''Series/FlashPoint'', acquiring the obligatory crime dramas repeats like ''Series/CriminalMinds'', (''Series/CriminalMinds'', in this case) and showing various feature films. This shift was even more pronounced under its current owners at Bell Media, who would later introduce an entirely new logo for the channel. Bravo Canada has essentially become Bell's answer to [[Creator/ShowcaseTelevision Showcase]], which is more oriented towards movies and as many ''Series/{{NCIS}} reruns as they can cram in-between them.



* [[Creator/G4TV G4]], a television network that initially focused on videogames and geek culture. Despite featuring a slew of shows that are well-thought-of today, the network struggled from the beginning, with the ratings that were brought in failing to please the network executives. This wasn't helped by the fact that few networks wanted to carry G4 apart from their owner, Comcast. To solve the problem Comcast used its deep pockets to buy out independent channel Creator/TechTV, a popular computer enthusiast network with better ratings, and merged them into one channel, [=G4TechTV=]. This is where many would cite as when the roots of decay took hold, as the "merger" itself resulted in [[ExecutiveMeddling the jettison of almost all of the existing [=TechTV=] staff and programs in the process]]. The G4TechTV branding itself only lasted a year before the channel dropped all pretense and reverted to the [=G4TV=] name.\\

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* [[Creator/G4TV G4]], a television network that initially focused on videogames and geek culture. Despite featuring a slew of shows that are well-thought-of today, the network struggled from the beginning, with the ratings that were brought in failing to please the network executives. This wasn't helped by the fact that few networks wanted to carry G4 apart from their owner, Comcast. To solve the problem Comcast used its deep pockets to buy out independent channel Creator/TechTV, a popular computer enthusiast network with better ratings, and merged them into one channel, [=G4TechTV=]. This is where many would cite as when the roots of decay took hold, as the "merger" itself resulted in [[ExecutiveMeddling the jettison of almost all of the existing [=TechTV=] staff and programs in the process]]. The G4TechTV branding new name itself only lasted a year before the channel dropped all pretense and reverted to the [=G4TV=] name.\\



The decay only grew from there, as G4 then underwent a retool into a "geeky" male-oriented channel under then-new president Neal Tiles. [=G4TV=]'s lineup was a cross between unrelated male-targeting shows (''Series/{{COPS}}'', Japanese game shows such as ''Series/NinjaWarrior'' and ''Series/UnbeatableBanzuke'') and sci-fi/fantasy/comic-book-related shows ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{LOST}}'', and ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', yet actual programs related to the both channel's original format were drawn down. At this point, the only shows left on the network that were relevant to either channel's former demographics were ''Series/XPlay'' and ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'', both of which dated back to [=TechTV=]. Outside of these shows, and to put in perspective of how little anyone else thought of G4 as the years went by, the premiere of ''Proving Ground'' [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-tv-column-g4-pulls-this-weeks-proving-ground-after-ryan-dunns-death/2011/06/20/AGZyWVdH_story.html got 31,000 viewers]], while the [=UFC=] passed by the opportunity to own G4 for their own network for a deal with Fox..\\

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The decay only grew from there, as G4 then underwent a retool into a "geeky" male-oriented channel under then-new president Neal Tiles. [=G4TV=]'s lineup was a cross between unrelated male-targeting shows (''Series/{{COPS}}'', Japanese game shows such as ''Series/NinjaWarrior'' and ''Series/UnbeatableBanzuke'') and sci-fi/fantasy/comic-book-related shows ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{LOST}}'', and ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', yet actual programs related to the both channel's original format were drawn down. At this point, the only shows left on the network that were relevant to either channel's former demographics were ''Series/XPlay'' and ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'', both of which dated back to [=TechTV=]. Outside of these shows, and to put in perspective of how little anyone else thought of G4 as the years went by, the premiere of ''Proving Ground'' [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-tv-column-g4-pulls-this-weeks-proving-ground-after-ryan-dunns-death/2011/06/20/AGZyWVdH_story.html got 31,000 viewers]], while the [=UFC=] passed by the opportunity to own G4 for their own network for a deal with Fox..\\



** As an epilogue: In December 2016, Esquire ended up losing the [=DirecTV=] carriage anyways (as well as virtually ''every other cable provider'' besides C-Band and Verizon [=FiOS=]). [[{{Irony}} This was as a direct result of Esquire Network's own decay]]. Esquire's initial lineup of retro shows and "upscale" reality programming brought in such little viewership that, in a desperate attempt to gain traction, the network degraded into another dumping ground for crime drama repeats. Esquire Network fell victim to the new common reasoning for dropping repeat-heavy channels: that the repeats on that channel are also on Netflix, Hulu, and an assortment of other networks (in Esquire's case, its '''[[Creator/USANetwork sibling]] [[Creator/{{Syfy}} networks]]'''), making it pointless to keep. In 2017, Comcast finally threw their hands up in the air and discontinued Esquire Network, with plans to shift its content to an online-exclusive model. This eventually turned out to be NBC and Hearst letting viewers down easy; as of 2018, Esquire's 'video' channel basically is the same 'behind the scenes' videos of magazines shoots and food videos most magazines of its ilk have.
** Surprisingly, G4's Canadian counterpart outlived its parent by over two years before the plug was pulled. It too slipped so far that the CRTC informed its owner, Rogers, that the network was [[http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-447.htm deviating too heavily from its purpose]], which was to air technology-related programming, and not be an OLN rerun farm (Rogers tried to have the nature of service changed, citing that most people now get their technology news from digital outlets). The network had not produced any tech-centric content since 2006; thanks to the loss of ''X-Play'' and ''Attack of the Show'' from the G4 mothership, the only new original programs aired by G4 Canada were ''EP Daily'' (formerly ''The Electric Playground'') and its SpinOff ''Reviews on the Run'' (two long-running, Canadian-produced video gaming[=/=]entertainment shows that [[ChannelHop channel hopped]] to Creator/{{Citytv}} and G4 from A-Channel and Space). Not to mention, it was '''still''' re-running episodes of ''Call for Help'' and ''The Lab with Leo [=LaPorte=]'' that talked about Windows XP and the original iPod as "current technology", with most tips and calls being only pertinent to a grandmother that refuses to switch out the Dell Dimension she bought in 2003.\\

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** As an epilogue: In December 2016, Esquire ended up losing the [=DirecTV=] carriage anyways (as well as virtually ''every other cable provider'' besides C-Band and Verizon [=FiOS=]). [[{{Irony}} This was as a direct result of Esquire Network's own decay]]. Esquire's initial lineup of retro shows and "upscale" reality programming brought in such little viewership that, in a desperate attempt to gain traction, the network degraded into yet another dumping ground for crime drama repeats. Esquire Network fell victim to the new common reasoning for dropping repeat-heavy channels: that the repeats on that channel are also on Netflix, Hulu, and an assortment of other networks (in Esquire's case, its '''[[Creator/USANetwork sibling]] [[Creator/{{Syfy}} networks]]'''), making it pointless to keep. In 2017, Comcast finally threw their hands up in the air and discontinued Esquire Network, with plans to shift its content to an online-exclusive model. This eventually turned out to be NBC and Hearst letting viewers down easy; as of 2018, Esquire's 'video' channel basically is the same 'behind the scenes' videos of magazines shoots and food videos most magazines of its ilk have.
** Surprisingly, G4's Canadian counterpart outlived its parent by over two years before the plug was pulled. It too slipped so far that the CRTC informed its owner, Rogers, that the network was [[http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-447.htm deviating too heavily from its purpose]], which was to air technology-related programming, and not be an OLN rerun farm (Rogers programming. Rogers tried to have the nature of service changed, citing that most people now get their technology news from digital outlets). outlets, all while drifting between Creator/AdultSwim shows and OLN repeats. The network had not produced any tech-centric content since 2006; thanks to the loss of lost ''X-Play'' and ''Attack of the Show'' from the G4 mothership, mothership and had not produced any tech-centric content of its own since 2006. the only new original programs aired by G4 Canada were ''EP Daily'' (formerly ''The Electric Playground'') and its SpinOff ''Reviews on the Run'' (two long-running, Canadian-produced video gaming[=/=]entertainment shows that [[ChannelHop channel hopped]] to Creator/{{Citytv}} and G4 from A-Channel and Space). Not to mention, it was '''still''' re-running episodes of ''Call for Help'' and ''The Lab with Leo [=LaPorte=]'' that talked about Windows XP and the original iPod as "current technology", with most tips and calls being only pertinent to a grandmother that refuses to switch out the Dell Dimension she bought in 2003.\\



Aside from those, the channel fulfilled its "technology" mandate by airing old History Channel shows about military technology (''Tactical to Practical'' and ''Man, Moment, Machine''), and the British programs ''Bang Goes The Theory'' and ''Rude Tube'' (the latter is sort of of a TransatlanticEquivalent of the aforementioned ''Web Soup''). Then ''EP Daily'' and ''Reviews on the Run'' got cancelled as they shifted entirely to digital, and the network largely became a dumping ground for City and OLN reruns (including, ironically, the aforementioned ''Campus PD''). Despite the fact that the CRTC was mass-deregulating channels and could have, theoretically, broken away from the tech mandate once and for all, Rogers decided to pull the plug on August 31, 2017.

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Aside from those, the channel fulfilled its "technology" mandate by airing old History Channel shows about military technology (''Tactical to Practical'' and ''Man, Moment, Machine''), and the British programs ''Bang Goes The Theory'' and ''Rude Tube'' (the latter is sort of of a TransatlanticEquivalent of the aforementioned ''Web Soup''). Then ''EP Daily'' and ''Reviews on the Run'' got cancelled as they shifted entirely to digital, and the network largely became a dumping ground for City and OLN reruns (including, (as well as, ironically, the aforementioned ''Campus PD''). Despite the fact that the CRTC was mass-deregulating channels and could have, theoretically, broken away from the tech mandate once and for all, Rogers decided to pull the plug on August 31, 2017.
2017.



* Oxygen was once the anti-Creator/{{Lifetime}}, airing shows revolving around making women better, ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' reruns, and programming about yoga and improving yourself, along with women's sports. By the time NBC bought the channel in 2007, the original partners had long left, and the new management decided programming which exploited women such as the ''Bad Girls Club'' (which itself has long abandoned any attempts at reforming their subjects), ''Snapped'' (profiles about women killers which edge uncomfortably close to idolization) and multiple shows revolving around Tori Spelling's love life would do better. Some argue that the decay began as early as 2004, which, for around a year, devoted late nights to the next rung below softcore porn (and actual {{Bowdlerise}}d Canadian softcore porn) and a QVC-like block devoted to ''sex toys''.
** Now it seems like the decay is coming full circle, since [[http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/oxygen-rebrand-true-crime-channel/410607 NBCUniversal announced that Oxygen was becoming a true crime channel]] in summer 2017, with a reboot of TNT's ''Cold Justice'' being among the first programs under the new format.
* Cloo (known prior to 2011 as Sleuth) supposedly should have been devoted fully to crime drama reruns from the deep reservoir of Universal's vaults, but by the end was more known as the "USA Network Annex" as all of its programming consisted of programs already rerunning or original series from USA Network, with the only Universal shows seen being the ubiquitous ''SVU'' and ''Criminal Intent''; those Universal crime drama reruns are seen on Cozi TV these days. In the summer of 2016, the head of NBC's cable division effectively gave the network its death sentence, as 'skinny bundles' came into vogue and rerun-only networks became verboten with the new age of Internet television providers who aren't willing to carry them. Dish Network and many other providers were dropping the network over the years, because its rerun-centric nature made it pointless when its programming can already be seen on other networks and online. Cloo ended their run quietly on February 1, 2017 on a decay-appropriate note, finishing their broadcast by airing the entirety of ''Series/{{Continuum}}''.
* Syfy UK shows some heavily-promoted proper science fiction series, but mostly they construct their schedule from a mix of documentaries on the supernatural/occult/alien abduction, kung fu movies, MMA, action series (such as ''Series/HumanTarget''), frequent ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' reruns, {{disaster movie}}s, monster movies, [[SwordAndSandal sword-and-sandal]] flicks, medieval adventure movies (''Film/FirstKnight'' and ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''?), all kinds of fantasy, and quirky dramas like ''Series/EliStone''. It's rare to see genuine science fiction movies there. Syfy UK seems to following the American network's trend with the announcement that they will be showing the [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA]] promotion BAMMA.

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* Oxygen was once the anti-Creator/{{Lifetime}}, airing shows revolving around making women better, ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' reruns, and programming about yoga and improving yourself, along with women's sports. By the time NBC bought the channel in 2007, the original partners had long left, and the new management decided programming which exploited women such as the ''Bad Girls Club'' (which itself has long abandoned any attempts at reforming their subjects), ''Snapped'' (profiles about women killers which edge uncomfortably close to idolization) and multiple shows revolving around Tori Spelling's love life would do better. Some argue that the decay began as early as 2004, which, 2004 when, for around a year, Oxygen devoted late nights to the next rung below softcore porn (and actual {{Bowdlerise}}d Canadian softcore porn) and a QVC-like block devoted to ''sex toys''.
** Now it seems like Between the decay shuttering of Cloo, Style Network being replaced with the Esquire Network, and [=NBCU=] putting all their focus on E! and Bravo, Oxygen would slowly narrow its focus towards crime programming which, to be fair, is coming full circle, since very popular with female viewers. Owing to the ratings gained from their weekend true crime block (and endless reruns of ''Snapped'', which has become one of Oxygen's longest-running series), [[http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/oxygen-rebrand-true-crime-channel/410607 NBCUniversal announced that Oxygen was becoming a true crime channel]] in summer 2017, with a reboot of TNT's ''Cold Justice'' being among the first programs under the new format.
format. One on hand, Oxygen has become yet ''another'' crime drama repeat network, making the same mistake as Esquire Network by running shows that, on top of being available online, are staples of USA Network's lineup. On the other hand, the reviled ''Bad Girls Club'' has been in limbo because of the format change.
* Cloo (known prior to 2011 as Sleuth) supposedly should have been devoted fully to crime drama reruns from the deep reservoir of Universal's vaults, but by the end was more known as the "USA Network Annex" as all of its programming consisted of programs already rerunning or original series from USA Network, with the only Universal shows seen being the ubiquitous ''SVU'' and ''Criminal Intent''; those Universal crime drama reruns are seen on Cozi TV these days. In the summer of 2016, the head of NBC's cable division effectively gave the network its death sentence, as 'skinny bundles' came into vogue and rerun-only networks became verboten with the new age of Internet television providers who aren't willing to carry them. Dish Network and many other providers were dropping the network over the years, because its rerun-centric nature made it pointless when its programming can already be seen on other networks and online. Thus, Cloo ended their run quietly on February 1, 2017 on a decay-appropriate note, finishing their broadcast by airing the entirety of ''Series/{{Continuum}}''.
2017.
* Syfy UK shows some heavily-promoted proper science fiction series, but mostly they construct their schedule from a mix of documentaries on the supernatural/occult/alien abduction, kung fu movies, MMA, action series (such as ''Series/HumanTarget''), frequent ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' reruns, {{disaster movie}}s, monster movies, [[SwordAndSandal sword-and-sandal]] flicks, medieval adventure movies (''Film/FirstKnight'' and ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''?), all kinds of fantasy, and quirky dramas like ''Series/EliStone''. It's rare to see genuine science fiction movies there. Syfy UK seems to following They also followed the American network's trend with the announcement that they will be showing the [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA]] promotion BAMMA.



* When U.S. television changed over to digital broadcasting, several NBC affiliates used a subchannel for NBC's "Nonstop" (e.g., "NBC Philadelphia Nonstop") brand. The programming consisted of news, public affairs, lifestyle and entertainment shows, much of it locally produced. Not anymore. As of December 20, 2012, it's been rebranded "Cozi TV" and features such moldy oldies as ''Radio/TheLoneRanger'', ''Make Room for Daddy'' and ''The Real [=McCoys=]'', many of which are sourced from the NBC Universal Television Distribution library. (Some stations do produce a "(Insert city/region name here) Nightly News" broadcast at 7pm, and were kept from Nonstop to Cozi.)

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* When U.S. television changed over to digital broadcasting, several NBC affiliates used a subchannel for NBC's "Nonstop" (e.g., "NBC Philadelphia Nonstop") brand. The programming consisted of news, public affairs, lifestyle and entertainment shows, much of it locally produced. Not anymore. As of December 20, 2012, it's been rebranded "Cozi TV" TV", and now features such moldy oldies as ''Radio/TheLoneRanger'', ''Make Room for Daddy'' and ''The Real [=McCoys=]'', many of which are sourced from the NBC Universal Television Distribution library. (Some Some stations do produce a "(Insert city/region name here) Nightly News" broadcast at 7pm, and were kept from Nonstop to Cozi.)
3rd May '18 7:05:21 PM Lirodon
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** Shaw has a similar relationship with A&E Networks as Bell has with Discovery, but the Canadian version of what was replaced in the U.S. by FYI (Biography Channel) was owned by Rogers. For a while, Bio Canada degraded into a dumping ground for Rogers' female-skewed programs. Then, in November 2015, it was announced that the Canadian version of Bio would become the new Viceland channel -- which itself replaced H2 in the U.S. Rogers invested in production facilities for Vice in Toronto, while A&E Networks and Disney have equity stakes in Vice.
* Speaking of Viceland, the channel shut down in 2018 (entirely, not even replaced by a new service), after Rogers pulled out of its joint ventures with Vice because of the channel's poor performance.

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** Shaw has a similar relationship with A&E Networks as Bell has with Discovery, but the Canadian version of what was replaced in the U.S. by FYI (Biography Channel) was owned by Rogers. For a while, Bio Canada degraded into a dumping ground for Rogers' female-skewed programs. Then, in November 2015, it was announced that the Canadian version of Bio would become the new Viceland channel -- which itself replaced H2 in the U.S. Rogers invested in production facilities for Vice in Toronto, while A&E Networks and Disney have equity stakes in Vice.
* Speaking
Vice. (Speaking of Viceland, the channel Canadian version shut down in 2018 (entirely, not even replaced by a new service), 2018, after Rogers pulled out of its joint ventures with Vice because of the channel's poor performance.)
3rd May '18 7:04:20 PM Lirodon
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* There used to be a Canadian version of Discovery Health. Not only did OWN happened, but CTV acquired exclusive Canadian rights to Discovery's program library and brands. This meant that the channel was [[ExecutiveMeddling forced]] to abandon its previous format; in its place came Twist TV, which promised [[BlatantLies "everyday people facing extraordinary situations"]] Translation: reality shows recycled from its other lifestyle networks, including Slice and HGTV, with a few other "exclusive" shows in between. In June 2014, Shaw announced that Twist TV would be re-branded as a Canadian version of the aforementioned FYI.

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* There used to be a Canadian version of Discovery Health. Not only did OWN happened, happen, but CTV acquired exclusive Canadian rights to Discovery's program library and brands. This meant that the channel was [[ExecutiveMeddling forced]] to abandon its previous format; in its place came Twist TV, which promised [[BlatantLies "everyday people facing extraordinary situations"]] Translation: reality shows recycled from its other lifestyle networks, including Slice and HGTV, with a few other "exclusive" shows in between. In June 2014, Shaw announced that Twist TV would be re-branded as a Canadian version of the aforementioned FYI.


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* Speaking of Viceland, the channel shut down in 2018 (entirely, not even replaced by a new service), after Rogers pulled out of its joint ventures with Vice because of the channel's poor performance.
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In 2014, Rogers took over national rights to the NHL in Canada, but TSN kept operating the network ... until Bell finally gave up and laid off the channel's staff just a few weeks after the season wrapped up, resulting in a zombie feed of Stanley Cup encores (which used the U.S. NBC coverage instead of Rogers, for [[TheRival seemingly obvious reasons]])[[note]](NBC has had good relationships with TSN's staff for NHL coverage, having used its analysts as guest reporters, and following the transition of Canadian rights to Sportsnet, sometimes having TSN's commentators call NBC games)[[/note]] and team documentaries before shutting down entirely. The U.S. version of NHL Network was rebooted by the staff of MLB Network,[[note]]tying into the fact that Major League Baseball spin-out [=BAMTech=] had recently taken over the league's digital properties.[[/note]] which continues to carry Sportsnet's national broadcasts from Canada, overflow first-round games in years where there aren't that many series sweeps and even USA Network and CNBC aren't enough to carry all the games, and coverage of Canadian and international tournaments that are considered niche by U.S. standards in regards to hockey (such as the IIHF's U-20 and U-18 championships).

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In 2014, Rogers took over national rights to the NHL in Canada, but TSN kept operating the network ... until Bell finally gave up and laid off the channel's staff just a few weeks after the season wrapped up, resulting in a zombie feed of Stanley Cup encores (which used the U.S. NBC coverage instead of Rogers, for [[TheRival seemingly obvious reasons]])[[note]](NBC has had good relationships with TSN's staff for NHL coverage, having used its analysts as guest reporters, and following the transition of Canadian rights to Sportsnet, sometimes having TSN's commentators call NBC games)[[/note]] and team documentaries before shutting down entirely. The U.S. version of NHL Network was rebooted by the staff of MLB Network,[[note]]tying into the fact that Major League Baseball spin-out [=BAMTech=] had recently taken over the league's digital properties.[[/note]] which continues to carry live games and studio shows, Sportsnet's national broadcasts from Canada, overflow first-round games in years where there aren't that many series sweeps and even USA Network and CNBC aren't enough to carry all the games, and coverage of Canadian and international tournaments that are considered niche by U.S. standards in regards to hockey (such as the IIHF's U-20 and U-18 championships).
3rd May '18 6:57:38 PM Lirodon
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In 2014, Rogers took over national rights to the NHL in Canada, but TSN kept operating the network ... until Bell finally gave up and laid off the channel's staff just a few weeks after the season wrapped up, resulting in a zombie feed of Stanley Cup encores (which used the U.S. NBC coverage instead of Rogers, for [[TheRival seemingly obvious reasons]])[[note]](NBC has historically had an alignment with TSN for NHL coverage, having used its analysts as guest insiders, and following the transition of Canadian rights to Rogers, sometimes having TSN's talent call games)[[/note]] and team documentaries before shutting down entirely. The U.S. version of NHL Network was kept alive, and taken over by the staff of MLB Network; unlike the Canadian version, the American version does have purpose, as it has historically served as the U.S. outlet for national NHL broadcasts from Canada (such as ''Series/HockeyNightInCanada''), overflow first-round games in years where there aren't that many series sweeps and even USA Network and CNBC aren't enough to carry all the gamees, and coverage of Canadian and international tournaments that are relatively specialized in comparison by U.S. standards.

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In 2014, Rogers took over national rights to the NHL in Canada, but TSN kept operating the network ... until Bell finally gave up and laid off the channel's staff just a few weeks after the season wrapped up, resulting in a zombie feed of Stanley Cup encores (which used the U.S. NBC coverage instead of Rogers, for [[TheRival seemingly obvious reasons]])[[note]](NBC has historically had an alignment good relationships with TSN TSN's staff for NHL coverage, having used its analysts as guest insiders, reporters, and following the transition of Canadian rights to Rogers, Sportsnet, sometimes having TSN's talent commentators call NBC games)[[/note]] and team documentaries before shutting down entirely. The U.S. version of NHL Network was kept alive, and taken over rebooted by the staff of MLB Network; unlike Network,[[note]]tying into the fact that Major League Baseball spin-out [=BAMTech=] had recently taken over the league's digital properties.[[/note]] which continues to carry Sportsnet's national broadcasts from Canada, overflow first-round games in years where there aren't that many series sweeps and even USA Network and CNBC aren't enough to carry all the games, and coverage of Canadian version, the American version does have purpose, as it has historically served as the and international tournaments that are considered niche by U.S. outlet for national NHL broadcasts from Canada standards in regards to hockey (such as ''Series/HockeyNightInCanada''), overflow first-round games in years where there aren't that many series sweeps the IIHF's U-20 and even USA Network and CNBC aren't enough to carry all the gamees, and coverage of Canadian and international tournaments that are relatively specialized in comparison by U.S. standards.U-18 championships).
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