History NetworkDecay / TotalAbandonment

19th Aug '17 12:14:34 AM Lirodon
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Plans were made to re-launch G4 as Esquire Network, but on September 9, 2013, NBC changed their minds and announced it would replace Style Network (which is carried on more cable systems than G4, most critically [=DirecTV=]) instead. G4, meanwhile, [[http://xfinity.comcast.net/learn/programming/ was pulled from the Comcast cable lineup in January 2014.]] Every other major provider has removed it on the same timeframe or earlier, and it became a shambling zombie feed of ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'', ''Campus PD'' and ''Series/WebSoup'' reruns until the network was fully shut down at 11:59 PM eastern time on December 31, 2014, when [=AT&T=] U-verse and the few cable providers that still had G4 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIaPvsrUG8w dropped the network]], almost a full two years from when it was originally supposed to end. 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=]) as they went with the new common reasoning for dropping channels that the repeats on that channel are also on Netflix, Hulu, and an assortment of other networks, making it pointless to keep. In 2017, Comcast finally threw their hands up in the air and Esquire Network is now a digital-only channel.
** While G4's Canadian counterpart is still around today, they also went under a similar network decay as G4. It got to the point that the CRTC pressured that G4 Canada was competing against sister channel OLN and deviating too heavily from its purpose, which was to air technology-related programming. They also [[http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-447.htm stated]] that the channel's "programming is not in compliance with its nature of service definition" and that it detail measures "to ensure that the service is in compliance with its nature of service." Even worse is the network hasn't produced any tech-centric content since 2006; thanks to the loss of ''X-Play'' and ''Attack of the Show'', the only new original programs aired by G4 were ''EP Daily'' and ''Reviews on the Run'' (two long-running, Canadian-produced video game shows that [[ChannelHop channel hopped]] to Creator/{{Citytv}} and G4 from A-Channel and Space; they too have drifted to covering films and comic books once in a while too). Not to mention, it's still re-running episodes of ''Call for Help'' and ''The Lab with Leo Laporte'' that talk 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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Plans were made to re-launch G4 as Esquire Network, but on September 9, 2013, NBC changed their minds and announced it would replace Style Network (which is carried on more cable systems than G4, most critically [=DirecTV=]) instead. G4, meanwhile, [[http://xfinity.comcast.net/learn/programming/ was pulled from the Comcast cable lineup in January 2014.]] Every other major provider has removed it on the same timeframe or earlier, and it became a shambling zombie feed of ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'', ''Campus PD'' and ''Series/WebSoup'' reruns until the network was fully shut down at 11:59 PM eastern time on December 31, 2014, when [=AT&T=] U-verse and the few cable providers that still had G4 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIaPvsrUG8w dropped the network]], almost a full two years from when it was originally supposed to end. 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=]) as they went with the new common reasoning for dropping channels that the repeats on that channel are also on Netflix, Hulu, and an assortment of other networks, making it pointless to keep. In 2017, Comcast finally threw their hands up in the air and discontinued Esquire Network is now a digital-only channel.
Network, stating that it planned to shift its content to an online-exclusive model.
** While G4's Canadian counterpart is still around today, they also went under a similar network decay as G4. outlived its parent, but not by much. It got to the point too slipped so far that the CRTC pressured informed its owner, Rogers, that G4 Canada the network was competing against sister channel OLN and deviating too heavily from its purpose, which was to air technology-related programming. They also [[http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-447.htm stated]] that 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 channel's "programming is not in compliance with its nature of service definition" and changed, citing that it detail measures "to ensure that the service is in compliance with its nature of service." Even worse is the most people now get their technology news from digital outlets). The network hasn't had not produced any tech-centric content since 2006; thanks to the loss of ''X-Play'' and ''Attack of the Show'', the only new original programs aired by G4 were ''EP Daily'' and ''Reviews on the Run'' (two long-running, Canadian-produced video game shows that [[ChannelHop channel hopped]] to Creator/{{Citytv}} and G4 from A-Channel and Space; they too have drifted to covering films and comic books once in a while too). Not to mention, it's it was still re-running episodes of ''Call for Help'' and ''The Lab with Leo Laporte'' that talk 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 programmes ''Bang Goes The Theory'' and ''Rude Tube'' (the latter is sort of of a TransatlanticEquivalent of the aforementioned ''Web Soup''). But it only got worse after Rogers ended its partnership with The Electric Playground Network and G4 stopped airing ''EP Daily'' and ''Reviews on the Run''. Not only has the channel fallen back to OLN repeats, but has now added reruns of low-rated City shows and, ironically, ''Campus PD'' to the mix. It took them until July 2017 to finally announce that they would be shutting down G4 entirely on August 31, 2017, and turned its license back to the CRTC for disposal in their paper shredder.

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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 programmes series ''Bang Goes The Theory'' and ''Rude Tube'' (the latter is sort of of a TransatlanticEquivalent of the aforementioned ''Web Soup''). But it only got worse after Rogers ended its partnership with The Electric Playground Network and G4 stopped airing ''EP Daily'' and ''Reviews on the Run''. Not only has the channel fallen back to OLN repeats, but has now added reruns of low-rated City shows and, ironically, ''Campus PD'' to the mix. It took them until July 2017 for Rogers to finally announce that they would be shutting down G4 entirely on August 31, 2017, and they turned its license back to the CRTC for disposal in their paper shredder.
19th Aug '17 12:05:08 AM Lirodon
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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 programmes ''Bang Goes The Theory'' and ''Rude Tube'' (the latter is sort of of a TransatlanticEquivalent of the aforementioned ''Web Soup''). But it only got worse after Rogers ended its partnership with The Electric Playground Network and G4 stopped airing ''EP Daily'' and ''Reviews on the Run''. Not only has the channel fallen back to OLN repeats, but has now added reruns of low-rated City shows and, ironically, ''Campus PD'' to the mix. It took them until July 2017 to finally announce that they would be unplugging G4 in September.

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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 programmes ''Bang Goes The Theory'' and ''Rude Tube'' (the latter is sort of of a TransatlanticEquivalent of the aforementioned ''Web Soup''). But it only got worse after Rogers ended its partnership with The Electric Playground Network and G4 stopped airing ''EP Daily'' and ''Reviews on the Run''. Not only has the channel fallen back to OLN repeats, but has now added reruns of low-rated City shows and, ironically, ''Campus PD'' to the mix. It took them until July 2017 to finally announce that they would be unplugging shutting down G4 entirely on August 31, 2017, and turned its license back to the CRTC for disposal in September.their paper shredder.
19th Aug '17 12:01:56 AM Lirodon
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* Romance Classics, a rather specific SpinOff of AMC that was geared towards women, was launched in January 1997 and aired nothing but old and cheesy romance films and Doris Day movies. By late 2000 it was decided that the channel was going nowhere, so it was blown up and overhauled into WE: Women's Entertainment, intended to be a "contemporary" counterpoint to Creator/{{Lifetime}}. It has since changed its name to [=WEtv=] and is better known for ''Bridezillas'' and other wedding-related fare (enough to fill a SpinOff, Wedding Central, which died in July 2011 both because the wedding craze died and their parent company couldn't get anyone to carry a weddings-only channel) than anything else. Eventually, men-targeted programs such as ''Series/CSIMiami'' snuck onto the schedule and eventually filled up many timeslots on the text. Then, it was revealed that in the fall of 2014, [=WEtv=] will try to air programming meant for both women and men (albeit doing so with programs oriented towards couples, such as ''Series/SexBox''), decaying further from serving their original audience.

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* Romance Classics, a rather specific SpinOff of AMC that was geared towards women, was launched in January 1997 and aired nothing but old and cheesy romance films and Doris Day movies. By late 2000 it was decided that the channel was going nowhere, so it was blown up and overhauled into WE: Women's Entertainment, intended to be a "contemporary" counterpoint to Creator/{{Lifetime}}. It has since changed its name to [=WEtv=] and is better known for ''Bridezillas'' and other wedding-related fare (enough to fill a SpinOff, Wedding Central, which died in July 2011 both because the wedding craze died and their parent company couldn't get anyone to carry a weddings-only channel) than anything else. Eventually, men-targeted male-skewing programs such as ''Series/CSIMiami'' snuck onto the schedule and eventually filled up many timeslots on timeslots. In 2014, the text. Then, network underwent a rebranding, dropping the "women's entertainment" tagline in favor of using "We" to represent the idea of "sharing common interests and experiences". Despite the repositioning, its overall lineup (besides the ''CSI'' and ''Series/LawAndOrder'' reruns) is still in line with how it was revealed that in the fall of 2014, [=WEtv=] will try to air programming meant for both women and men (albeit doing so with programs oriented towards couples, such as ''Series/SexBox''), decaying further from serving their original audience.before.
18th Aug '17 11:45:55 PM Lirodon
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Among the programming in Destination America's first few days: marathons of David Blaine specials, ''Destroyed In Seconds'', and ''Series/AHaunting'', and ''Series/LAInk''. Does it count as decay if you're doing it in the ''very first block'' of programming? In 2015, they briefly dabbled in wrestling--adding ''[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]]'' and later ''Wrestling/RingOfHonor'' (although both have since been dropped).

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Among the programming in Destination America's first few days: marathons of David Blaine specials, ''Destroyed In Seconds'', and ''Series/AHaunting'', and ''Series/LAInk''. Does it count as decay if you're doing it in the ''very first block'' of programming? In 2015, they briefly dabbled in wrestling--adding ''[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]]'' and later ''Wrestling/RingOfHonor'' (although both have since been dropped). The network subsequently began to increasingly focus more on its paranormal programming, going as far as doing a minor re-imaging with glitch motifs to signify their more mysterious direction.
7th Aug '17 2:13:51 AM Adept
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* The Southeast Asian feed of Disney Channel, aka Disney Channel Asia, is just as bad as it's US parent channel... The channel was fine up until the mid-2000's... but it got worse when the feed was overtaken by Malaysians and Singaporeans and at that point, the Southeast Asian feed [[ItsAllAboutMe doesn't care about the rest of the region]] as the channel, aside from the usual Disney fare and imports, aired ''Malaysian productions'' like [=Upin & Ipin=] and [=Boiboiboy=], as well as low-brow shows that most people are already tired of like OggyAndTheCockroaches, ''Series/JustForLaughsGags'' and MrBean. Even the show ''Waktu Rehat'' (Which by the way was made by Disney originally for the Malaysian feed) doesn't air dubbed but ''subbed'' in English (WTH?). And not to mention some Disney sitcoms have missing scenes that got censored for no reason (maybe this has something to do with the feed using the Disney Channel UK edits of the shows. Or maybe because of the different religions that lay in the Southern Asian feed.). At this point, the feed is beyond hopes of being like the old feed, to the point where you can actually call it Disney Channel Malaysia 2 (since there's an existing Disney Channel Malaysia feed, although Singapore also has it's own feeds, and at the moment the only differences between Malaysia, Singapore and Generic is slight variations in the programming schedule- all three are filled with Malaysian cruft), so if you're used to the uncut US versions of the original shows, your best option is to [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes just go underground]] (i.e. Wait until the newest episode finished aired on the US one so you can see it). Word has it that this happened because the Pay TV satellite monopoly in Malaysia, Astro, along with [=StarHub=] Singapore (''The'' Pay TV cable monopoly in Singapore), had managed to buy a sizable stake in Disney's South-East Asian operations. Yes, even Malaysians and Singaporeans don't like what the feeds had become. This even got worse, combined with ScrewedByTheNetwork: The Southeast Asian feed '''stopped''' airing ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' and ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' in favor of more ''Series/{{Violetta}}'' airings, angering both the two show's fans and the Auslly shippers in the region. There's even [[http://ausllyconfessions.tumblr.com/post/87291874426 two confessions about the problem]] [[http://ausllyconfessions.tumblr.com/post/103486725802 that state they're not amused]] about this. (And that's just the Pinoy viewers!)

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* The Southeast Asian feed of Disney Channel, aka Disney Channel Asia, is just as bad as it's US parent channel... The channel was fine up until the mid-2000's... but it got worse when the feed was overtaken by Malaysians and Singaporeans and at that point, the Southeast Asian feed [[ItsAllAboutMe doesn't care about the rest of the region]] as the channel, aside from the usual Disney fare and imports, aired ''Malaysian productions'' like [=Upin & Ipin=] and [=Boiboiboy=], as well as low-brow shows that most people are already tired of like OggyAndTheCockroaches, ''Series/JustForLaughsGags'' and MrBean.Series/MrBean. Even the show ''Waktu Rehat'' (Which by the way was made by Disney originally for the Malaysian feed) doesn't air dubbed but ''subbed'' in English (WTH?). And not to mention some Disney sitcoms have missing scenes that got censored for no reason (maybe this has something to do with the feed using the Disney Channel UK edits of the shows. Or maybe because of the different religions that lay in the Southern Asian feed.). At this point, the feed is beyond hopes of being like the old feed, to the point where you can actually call it Disney Channel Malaysia 2 (since there's an existing Disney Channel Malaysia feed, although Singapore also has it's own feeds, and at the moment the only differences between Malaysia, Singapore and Generic is slight variations in the programming schedule- all three are filled with Malaysian cruft), so if you're used to the uncut US versions of the original shows, your best option is to [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes just go underground]] (i.e. Wait until the newest episode finished aired on the US one so you can see it). Word has it that this happened because the Pay TV satellite monopoly in Malaysia, Astro, along with [=StarHub=] Singapore (''The'' Pay TV cable monopoly in Singapore), had managed to buy a sizable stake in Disney's South-East Asian operations. Yes, even Malaysians and Singaporeans don't like what the feeds had become. This even got worse, combined with ScrewedByTheNetwork: The Southeast Asian feed '''stopped''' airing ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' and ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' in favor of more ''Series/{{Violetta}}'' airings, angering both the two show's fans and the Auslly shippers in the region. There's even [[http://ausllyconfessions.tumblr.com/post/87291874426 two confessions about the problem]] [[http://ausllyconfessions.tumblr.com/post/103486725802 that state they're not amused]] about this. (And that's just the Pinoy viewers!)
1st Aug '17 3:07:40 PM Sammettik
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* As shown in the main page image, Creator/{{TLC}}, originally focusing around science and nature documentaries in the style of the Discovery Channel, drifted toward almost nothing but "home makeover"-style reality shows. In a [[MisaimedFandom somewhat confusing]] (in these days of [[TheInternetIsForPorn internet porn]]) play at grabbing the all-important 18-34 male demographic, TLC acquired the rights to air the Miss America pageant. After sufficient decay consisting of more shows about [[Series/ToddlersAndTiaras toddler beauty pageants]], pastry chefs, tattoo artists, strange families and BodyHorror, one would never guess that TLC used to be called The Learning Channel and was once co-owned by NASA. [[http://koikoi11.blogspot.com/2008/07/education-programming-on-learning.html This just about sums it all up]]... and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8jeuYMHX9Y&feature=autofb this]] too.

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* As shown in the main page image, Creator/{{TLC}}, originally focusing around science and nature documentaries in the style of the Discovery Channel, drifted toward almost nothing but "home makeover"-style reality shows. In a [[MisaimedFandom somewhat confusing]] (in these days of [[TheInternetIsForPorn internet porn]]) play at grabbing the all-important 18-34 male demographic, TLC acquired the rights to air the Miss America pageant. After sufficient decay consisting of more shows about [[Series/ToddlersAndTiaras toddler beauty pageants]], pastry chefs, tattoo artists, strange families and BodyHorror, one would never guess that TLC used to be called The Learning Channel and was once co-owned by NASA. [[http://koikoi11.blogspot.com/2008/07/education-programming-on-learning.html This just about sums it all up]]... and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8jeuYMHX9Y&feature=autofb this]] too.This just about sums it all up]]...
1st Aug '17 9:23:10 AM ooh
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* Originally created to air USA and Bravo's programming in HD before mainstream networks got 24/7 HD simulcast networks, Universal HD had since been wandering in the wilderness. Outside of airing Saturday night encores of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s weekly shows, remastered HD versions of ''Series/CharliesAngels'' and ''Series/TJHooker'', and plenty of HD Universal Studios films, the network seemed to be the home of the worst network drama flops of the 2000s, which can count their episodes in the single to ten digits, by virtue of them solely being HD and cheap to buy because of their lack of success. As of June 2012, it had a habit of overairing episodes of the long-canceled (and failed in syndication) ''Series/TheUnit'' that went beyond AdoredByTheNetwork. Since the late-2015 shutdown of the Universal Sports channel (it was owned by [=InterMedia=] Partners, but NBC had a minority stake) and NBC Sports' assumption of its programming rights, the channel began to squeeze in sports broadcasts (mainly Olympic sports that are otherwise niche to the U.S. audience) as overflow for NBCSN into its daily marathons of ''Series/{{House}}'' and ''Series/WhiteCollar''. It turned out to be a hint towards the network's fate: on July 14, 2017, Universal HD was shut down in preparation for the launch of its replacement, Olympic Channel, the next day.

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* Originally created to air USA and Bravo's programming in HD before mainstream networks got 24/7 HD simulcast networks, Universal HD had since been ultimately found itself wandering in the wilderness. Outside of airing Saturday night encores of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s weekly shows, remastered HD versions of ''Series/CharliesAngels'' and ''Series/TJHooker'', and plenty of HD Universal Studios films, the network seemed to be the home of the worst network drama flops of the 2000s, which can count their episodes in the single to ten digits, by virtue of them solely being HD and cheap to buy because of their lack of success. As of June 2012, it had a habit of overairing episodes of the long-canceled (and failed in syndication) ''Series/TheUnit'' that went beyond AdoredByTheNetwork. Since the late-2015 shutdown of the Universal Sports channel (it was owned by [=InterMedia=] Partners, but NBC had a minority stake) and NBC Sports' assumption of its programming rights, the channel began to squeeze in sports broadcasts (mainly Olympic sports that are otherwise niche to the U.S. audience) as overflow for NBCSN into its daily marathons of ''Series/{{House}}'' and ''Series/WhiteCollar''. It turned out to be a hint towards the network's fate: on July 14, 2017, Universal HD was shut down in preparation for the launch of its replacement, Olympic Channel, the next day.
31st Jul '17 5:36:23 PM Yeow95
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** In Latin America, the local version of Fox Kids (which was its own channel) was rebranded Jetix as well in 2004. Although at the beginning most of Fox Kids' programming (which included popular anime series like ´Patlabor'') was mantained, they were soon dropped and Jetix became a channel dependent on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' reruns (the series was initially acquired for the region by Disney), various ''PowerRangers'' shows of the Disney-produced era (that were on Fox Kids to begin with), ''Animation/{{Pucca}}'', ''DinosaurKing'' and the "Super Hora" block of Marvel Comics cartoons (''The Incredible Hulk'', ''X-Men'', and ''Spider-Man Unlimited''). By 2009, before it was rebranded as Creator/DisneyXD, ''The Fairly [=OddParents=]'' aired up to '''15 times a day''', while ''Pucca'' and ''Dinosaur King'' aired an additional '''8 times a day each'''. Fortunately, after the change to Creator/DisneyXD, it has presented more variety of programming instead of just endless reruns of a few series. As of 2016, ''Pucca'' and ''Dinosaur King'' are long gone, while ''FOP'' reruns are only limited to overnights and early mornings (note that reruns only comprise the first five seasons, seasons six to present air on Nickelodeon; both channels have shared the series for ''ten years''').

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** In Latin America, the local version of Fox Kids (which was its own channel) was rebranded Jetix as well in 2004. Although at the beginning most of Fox Kids' programming (which included popular anime series like ´Patlabor'') ''´Patlabor'') was mantained, they were soon dropped and Jetix became a channel dependent on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' reruns (the series was initially acquired for the region by Disney), various ''PowerRangers'' shows of the Disney-produced era (that were on Fox Kids to begin with), ''Animation/{{Pucca}}'', ''DinosaurKing'' and the "Super Hora" block of Marvel Comics cartoons (''The Incredible Hulk'', ''X-Men'', and ''Spider-Man Unlimited''). By 2009, before it was rebranded as Creator/DisneyXD, ''The Fairly [=OddParents=]'' aired up to '''15 times a day''', while ''Pucca'' and ''Dinosaur King'' aired an additional '''8 times a day each'''. Fortunately, after the change to Creator/DisneyXD, it has presented more variety of programming instead of just endless reruns of a few series. As of 2016, ''Pucca'' and ''Dinosaur King'' are long gone, while ''FOP'' reruns are only limited to overnights and early mornings (note that reruns only comprise the first five seasons, seasons six to present air on Nickelodeon; both channels have shared the series for ''ten years''').
31st Jul '17 12:53:24 PM Lirodon
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* 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 ''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 ''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 [[MixedMartialArts MMA]] promotion ''BAMMA''.

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* 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 ''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 ''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 [[MixedMartialArts MMA]] promotion ''BAMMA''.BAMMA.
* Originally created to air USA and Bravo's programming in HD before mainstream networks got 24/7 HD simulcast networks, Universal HD had since been wandering in the wilderness. Outside of airing Saturday night encores of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s weekly shows, remastered HD versions of ''Series/CharliesAngels'' and ''Series/TJHooker'', and plenty of HD Universal Studios films, the network seemed to be the home of the worst network drama flops of the 2000s, which can count their episodes in the single to ten digits, by virtue of them solely being HD and cheap to buy because of their lack of success. As of June 2012, it had a habit of overairing episodes of the long-canceled (and failed in syndication) ''Series/TheUnit'' that went beyond AdoredByTheNetwork. Since the late-2015 shutdown of the Universal Sports channel (it was owned by [=InterMedia=] Partners, but NBC had a minority stake) and NBC Sports' assumption of its programming rights, the channel began to squeeze in sports broadcasts (mainly Olympic sports that are otherwise niche to the U.S. audience) as overflow for NBCSN into its daily marathons of ''Series/{{House}}'' and ''Series/WhiteCollar''. It turned out to be a hint towards the network's fate: on July 14, 2017, Universal HD was shut down in preparation for the launch of its replacement, Olympic Channel, the next day.
31st Jul '17 11:27:42 AM ooh
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** Even Hallmark Channel gradually drifted away from its original intentions. Prior to 2006, Hallmark owned a library of Robert Halmi-produced TV spectacles such as ''Merlin'' and ''Gulliver's Travels'' with Creator/TedDanson, plus it relied heavily on Disney live-action features from the 1960s-1980s, so clearly the network was programming shows for the entire family. Then Hallmark lost the rights to those programs, and the format changed along with it. Now with four hours of the schedule devoted to a talk show with no appeal to kids whatsoever, along with reruns ranging from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' to ''Series/TheMiddle'', the network gradually has become a network for adults in Middle America, much like what became of Pat Robertson's Family Channel. However, it can claim success for its decision to show nothing but holiday-related programs for two months straight, which gives Hallmark pretty good ratings throughout November and December.
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