History NetworkDecay / TotalAbandonment

4th Nov '17 2:28:28 PM Malady
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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'') 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'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' shows of the Disney-produced era (that were on Fox Kids to begin with), ''Animation/{{Pucca}}'', ''DinosaurKing'' ''Anime/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''').



** Australia had the Jetix programming block on the Seven Network for a short time, vanishing just as quietly as it emerged. The same happened in Canada on FamilyChannel.
* [[Creator/{{ESPN}} ESPNEWS]] was created specifically so you could get scores and highlights in a half-hour (or much less if you just looked at the much more detailed ticker). After its ticker was replaced with the regular ESPN ticker, it became ''SportsCenter 24/7''. Eventually, the only true ESPNEWS programming left was the ''Highlight Express'' deep in late night, with the rest of the day filled with talking-head show repeats, ESPN Radio simulcasts, and overflow sports like softball and the UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} Nationwide Series [[note]]A practice that ended after the rights for the Nationwide Series, now Xfinity Series, went to Fox and NBC[[/note]]. In June 2013, [[http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2013/06/13/Media/ESPN.aspx ''Highlight Express'' was canceled]], leaving an overnight show about soccer (''ESPN FC Press Pass'') the only program produced solely for the network. ''And then'' ESPN decided to replace that soccer show with a new one on ESPN2.

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** Australia had the Jetix programming block on the Seven Network for a short time, vanishing just as quietly as it emerged. The same happened in Canada on FamilyChannel.
Creator/FamilyChannel.
* [[Creator/{{ESPN}} ESPNEWS]] Creator/{{ESPN}}EWS was created specifically so you could get scores and highlights in a half-hour (or much less if you just looked at the much more detailed ticker). After its ticker was replaced with the regular ESPN ticker, it became ''SportsCenter 24/7''. Eventually, the only true ESPNEWS programming left was the ''Highlight Express'' deep in late night, with the rest of the day filled with talking-head show repeats, ESPN Radio simulcasts, and overflow sports like softball and the UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} Nationwide Series [[note]]A practice that ended after the rights for the Nationwide Series, now Xfinity Series, went to Fox and NBC[[/note]]. In June 2013, [[http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2013/06/13/Media/ESPN.aspx ''Highlight Express'' was canceled]], leaving an overnight show about soccer (''ESPN FC Press Pass'') the only program produced solely for the network. ''And then'' ESPN decided to replace that soccer show with a new one on ESPN2.
31st Oct '17 10:05:12 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* The decay began in 1987 with ''Series/RemoteControl'' and continued in throughout the [[TheNineties 1990s]] with ''Series/TheRealWorld'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' (the latter of which featured music videos, albeit with ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''-style commentary by the title characters), two of the most popular programs in the network's history. The MTV executives saw this and started commissioning more non-music shows, until music had been pushed into late night/early morning and the after-school ''Total Request Live'' (''TRL'') block. At one point, they even ran commercials with the tagline [[http://new.fablerstudio.com/project/mtv-old-wives-tales-palm/ "MTV: ]][[SelfDeprecation We Don't Play Music]]." Since the cancellation of ''TRL'' in 2008, the only lip service it still pays to its roots was with the "AMTV" blocks of videos. In 2010, MTV's [[http://www.creativereview.co.uk/images/uploads/2010/02/mtv_0.jpg logo was changed]] to omit the words "Music Television".

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* The decay began in 1987 with ''Series/RemoteControl'' and continued in throughout the [[TheNineties 1990s]] with ''Series/TheRealWorld'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' (the latter of which featured music videos, albeit with ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''-style commentary by the title characters), two of the most popular programs in the network's history. The MTV executives saw this and started commissioning more non-music shows, until music had been pushed into late night/early morning and the after-school ''Total Request Live'' (''TRL'') block. At one point, they even ran commercials with the tagline [[http://new.fablerstudio.com/project/mtv-old-wives-tales-palm/ "MTV: ]][[SelfDeprecation "MTV:]] [[SelfDeprecation We Don't Play Music]]." Since the cancellation of ''TRL'' in 2008, the The only lip service it still pays to its roots was with the "AMTV" blocks 2017 revival of videos.''TRL''. In 2010, MTV's [[http://www.creativereview.co.uk/images/uploads/2010/02/mtv_0.jpg logo was changed]] to omit the words "Music Television".
16th Oct '17 11:22:04 AM banana0042
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* The decay began in 1987 with ''Series/RemoteControl'' and continued in throughout the [[TheNineties 1990s]] with ''Series/TheRealWorld'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' (the latter of which featured music videos, albeit with ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''-style commentary by the title characters), two of the most popular programs in the network's history. The MTV executives saw this and started commissioning more non-music shows, until music had been pushed into late night/early morning and the after-school ''Total Request Live'' (''TRL'') block. At one point, they even ran commercials with the tagline [[http://creativity-online.com/work/mtv-palm/8328 "MTV: ]][[SelfDeprecation We Don't Play Music]]." Since the cancellation of ''TRL'' in 2008, the only lip service it still pays to its roots was with the "AMTV" blocks of videos. In 2010, MTV's [[http://www.creativereview.co.uk/images/uploads/2010/02/mtv_0.jpg logo was changed]] to omit the words "Music Television".

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* The decay began in 1987 with ''Series/RemoteControl'' and continued in throughout the [[TheNineties 1990s]] with ''Series/TheRealWorld'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' (the latter of which featured music videos, albeit with ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''-style commentary by the title characters), two of the most popular programs in the network's history. The MTV executives saw this and started commissioning more non-music shows, until music had been pushed into late night/early morning and the after-school ''Total Request Live'' (''TRL'') block. At one point, they even ran commercials with the tagline [[http://creativity-online.com/work/mtv-palm/8328 [[http://new.fablerstudio.com/project/mtv-old-wives-tales-palm/ "MTV: ]][[SelfDeprecation We Don't Play Music]]." Since the cancellation of ''TRL'' in 2008, the only lip service it still pays to its roots was with the "AMTV" blocks of videos. In 2010, MTV's [[http://www.creativereview.co.uk/images/uploads/2010/02/mtv_0.jpg logo was changed]] to omit the words "Music Television".
16th Oct '17 11:15:47 AM banana0042
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* The decay began in 1987 with ''Series/RemoteControl'' and continued in throughout the [[TheNineties 1990s]] with ''Series/TheRealWorld'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' (the latter of which featured music videos, albeit with ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''-style commentary by the title characters), two of the most popular programs in the network's history. The MTV executives saw this and started commissioning more non-music shows, until music had been pushed into late night/early morning and the after-school ''Total Request Live'' (''TRL'') block. At one point, they even ran commercials with the tagline "MTV: [[SelfDeprecation We Don't Play Music]]." Since the cancellation of ''TRL'' in 2008, the only lip service it still pays to its roots was with the "AMTV" blocks of videos. In 2010, MTV's [[http://www.creativereview.co.uk/images/uploads/2010/02/mtv_0.jpg logo was changed]] to omit the words "Music Television".

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* The decay began in 1987 with ''Series/RemoteControl'' and continued in throughout the [[TheNineties 1990s]] with ''Series/TheRealWorld'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' (the latter of which featured music videos, albeit with ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''-style commentary by the title characters), two of the most popular programs in the network's history. The MTV executives saw this and started commissioning more non-music shows, until music had been pushed into late night/early morning and the after-school ''Total Request Live'' (''TRL'') block. At one point, they even ran commercials with the tagline [[http://creativity-online.com/work/mtv-palm/8328 "MTV: [[SelfDeprecation ]][[SelfDeprecation We Don't Play Music]]." Since the cancellation of ''TRL'' in 2008, the only lip service it still pays to its roots was with the "AMTV" blocks of videos. In 2010, MTV's [[http://www.creativereview.co.uk/images/uploads/2010/02/mtv_0.jpg logo was changed]] to omit the words "Music Television".
27th Sep '17 7:20:23 PM Lirodon
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* Creator/{{CMT}} Canada started as NCN (New Country Network), which was originally intended to be a Canadian expy of CMT before re-branding as its official Canadian version.[[note]]Until NCN's launch, the U.S. CMT was actually carried by Canadian television providers, but it was removed favour of NCN on-launch due to CRTC rules of the era. The aforementioned rules resulted in a spat with CMT (who argued that said rule was a NAFTA violation), who pulled some Canadian artists from rotation in retaliation. CMT eventually compromised by buying a stake in NCN, which then re-branded as a Canadian version of CMT.[[/note]] Even as [=MuchMusic=] was beginning to dramatically cut its music programming, it was still doing maintaining a good amount of music content in its lineup, with daytime devoted to music videos, as well as the weekly countdown and occasional concert specials focusing on Canadian country performers. However, much like its U.S. counterpart, it soon began to chip away at its music programming; eventually, the evening lineup became mostly [[{{sitcom}} sitcoms]] and unrelated reality shows aimed at a family-friendly audience. While shows like ''{{Reba}}'' and ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' could get by on the fact that they are related to country music and southern U.S. culture (the star of the former is a notable country musician to begin with), others like ''Series/AccordingToJim'', ''Series/HopeAndFaith'' and ''Series/HomeImprovement'' don't have the excuse. To be fair, ''Series/ExtremeMakeoverHomeEdition'' was already airing on CMT at the time its Canadian counterpart started airing it. After Shaw's separate media division (the former Canwest) was subsumed into its sister and CMT owner Creator/CorusEntertainment in 2016, CMT began to throw in [=TruTV=], HGTV, and DIY Network shows in primetime (including ''Series/ImpracticalJokers''). On the bright side, soon after it premiered in the U.S, CMT Canada also began airing ''Series/{{Nashville}}''s fifth season...in reruns; new episodes are airing on W Network.

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* Creator/{{CMT}} Canada started as NCN (New Country Network), which was originally intended to be a Canadian expy of CMT before re-branding as its official Canadian version.[[note]]Until NCN's launch, the U.S. CMT was actually carried by Canadian television providers, but it was removed favour of NCN on-launch due to CRTC rules of the era. The aforementioned rules resulted in a spat with CMT (who argued that said rule was a NAFTA violation), who pulled some Canadian artists from rotation in retaliation. CMT eventually compromised by buying a stake in NCN, which then re-branded as a Canadian version of CMT.[[/note]] Even as [=MuchMusic=] was beginning to dramatically cut its music programming, it was still doing maintaining a good amount of music content in its lineup, with daytime devoted to music videos, as well as the weekly countdown top 20 countdown, and occasional original concert specials focusing on Canadian country performers.specials. However, much like its U.S. counterpart, it soon began to chip away at its music programming; eventually, the evening lineup became mostly [[{{sitcom}} sitcoms]] and unrelated reality shows aimed at a family-friendly audience. While shows like ''{{Reba}}'' and ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' and ''{{Reba}}'' could get by on the fact that they are related can be tied to the overall country music and southern U.S. culture (the star of (and the former is latter starred a notable country musician singer to begin with), others like ''Series/AccordingToJim'', ''Series/HopeAndFaith'' ''Series/HopeAndFaith'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', and ''Series/HomeImprovement'' ''Series/LastManStanding'' don't have the excuse. To be fair, ''Series/ExtremeMakeoverHomeEdition'' was already airing on CMT at the time its Canadian counterpart started airing it. After Shaw's separate media division (the former Canwest) was subsumed into its sister and CMT owner Creator/CorusEntertainment in 2016, CMT began to throw in [=TruTV=], HGTV, and DIY Network shows in primetime (including ''Series/ImpracticalJokers''). On the bright side, soon after it premiered in the U.S, CMT Canada also began airing ''Series/{{Nashville}}''s fifth season...in reruns; new episodes are airing on W Network.
27th Sep '17 7:16:07 PM Lirodon
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* Creator/{{CMT}} Canada started as NCN (New Country Network), which was originally intended to be a Canadian expy of CMT before re-branding as its official Canadian version.[[note]]Until NCN's launch, the U.S. CMT was actually carried by Canadian television providers, but it was removed favour of NCN on-launch due to CRTC rules of the era. The aforementioned rules resulted in a spat with CMT (who argued that said rule was a NAFTA violation), who pulled some Canadian artists from rotation in retaliation. CMT eventually compromised by buying a stake in NCN, which then re-branded as a Canadian version of CMT.[[/note]] Even as [=MuchMusic=] was beginning to dramatically cut its music programming, it was still doing maintaining a good amount of music content in its lineup, with daytime devoted to music videos, as well as the weekly countdown and occasional concert specials focusing on Canadian country performers. However, much like its U.S. counterpart, it soon began to chip away at its music programming; eventually, the evening lineup became mostly [[{{sitcom}} sitcoms]] and unrelated reality shows aimed at a family-friendly audience. While shows like ''{{Reba}}'' and ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' could get by on the fact that they are related to country music and southern U.S. culture (the star of the former is a notable country musician to begin with), others like ''Series/AccordingToJim'', ''Series/HopeAndFaith'' and ''Series/HomeImprovement'' don't have the excuse. To be fair, ''Series/ExtremeMakeoverHomeEdition'' was already airing on CMT at the time its Canadian counterpart started airing it. After Shaw's separate media division (the former Canwest) was subsumed into its sister and CMT owner Creator/CorusEntertainment in 2016, CMT began to throw in [=TruTV=], HGTV, and DIY Network shows in primetime. On the bright side, soon after it premiered in the U.S, CMT Canada also began airing ''Series/{{Nashville}}''s fifth season...in reruns; new episodes are airing on W Network.
** In late-August 2017, CMT abruptly dropped all of its country music video programming for the new season. The network's schedule is now dominated by sitcom repeats, with a Labour Day weekend filled almost entirely with a marathon of ''Series/WillAndGrace'', on top of ''numerous'' programs already seen on Corus' sibling networks (excluding, surprisingly, ''Just for Laughs Gags''. Even ''Series/{{MASH}}'', a mainstay of sister channel History, moved). Unsurprisingly, the Canadian country music industry, as well as fans, are '''NOT''' taking this well. In the interest of deregulation, the CRTC has been in the process of removing much of the genre restriction and programming rules that kept Canadian specialty channels from going off the rails like this, and replacing them with generic terms that apply to all channels instead. The CRTC did keep a license condition requiring Corus to use a percentage of CMT's revenue to fund Canadian country music videos, but changed it to remove "country".


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* Creator/{{CMT}} Canada started as NCN (New Country Network), which was originally intended to be a Canadian expy of CMT before re-branding as its official Canadian version.[[note]]Until NCN's launch, the U.S. CMT was actually carried by Canadian television providers, but it was removed favour of NCN on-launch due to CRTC rules of the era. The aforementioned rules resulted in a spat with CMT (who argued that said rule was a NAFTA violation), who pulled some Canadian artists from rotation in retaliation. CMT eventually compromised by buying a stake in NCN, which then re-branded as a Canadian version of CMT.[[/note]] Even as [=MuchMusic=] was beginning to dramatically cut its music programming, it was still doing maintaining a good amount of music content in its lineup, with daytime devoted to music videos, as well as the weekly countdown and occasional concert specials focusing on Canadian country performers. However, much like its U.S. counterpart, it soon began to chip away at its music programming; eventually, the evening lineup became mostly [[{{sitcom}} sitcoms]] and unrelated reality shows aimed at a family-friendly audience. While shows like ''{{Reba}}'' and ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' could get by on the fact that they are related to country music and southern U.S. culture (the star of the former is a notable country musician to begin with), others like ''Series/AccordingToJim'', ''Series/HopeAndFaith'' and ''Series/HomeImprovement'' don't have the excuse. To be fair, ''Series/ExtremeMakeoverHomeEdition'' was already airing on CMT at the time its Canadian counterpart started airing it. After Shaw's separate media division (the former Canwest) was subsumed into its sister and CMT owner Creator/CorusEntertainment in 2016, CMT began to throw in [=TruTV=], HGTV, and DIY Network shows in primetime.primetime (including ''Series/ImpracticalJokers''). On the bright side, soon after it premiered in the U.S, CMT Canada also began airing ''Series/{{Nashville}}''s fifth season...in reruns; new episodes are airing on W Network.
** In late-August 2017, CMT abruptly dropped all of its country music video programming for the new season. The network's schedule is now dominated by sitcom repeats, with a Labour Day weekend filled almost entirely with a marathon of ''Series/WillAndGrace'', on top of ''numerous'' programs already seen on Corus' sibling networks (excluding, surprisingly, ''Just for Laughs Gags''. Even (including ''Series/{{MASH}}'', a mainstay of sister channel History, moved).History. But excluding, surprisingly, ''Just for Laughs Gags''). Unsurprisingly, the Canadian country music industry, as well as fans, are '''NOT''' taking this well. In the interest of deregulation, the CRTC has been in the process of removing much of the genre restriction and programming rules that kept Canadian specialty channels from going off the rails like this, and replacing them with generic terms that apply to all channels instead. The CRTC did keep a license condition requiring Corus to use a percentage of CMT's revenue to fund Canadian country music videos, but changed amended it to remove "country".

no longer require that they be for country songs.

21st Sep '17 12:47:46 PM SeptimusHeap
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[=DirecTV=] even found so little to value in the network that they ''[[http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/11/01/directv-drops-g4/ dropped it]]'', and [=DirecTV=] almost never drops networks in comparison with Dish Network. With the departure of network veterans and hosts of the few remaining Gaming/Technology shows, Adam Sessler (co-host of Series/XPlay) and Kevin Pierera (host of AttackOfTheShow), and [[http://kotaku.com/5955278/crisis-at-g4-studios-gaming-shows-will-be-cancelled-source-says G4 ending both ''X-Play'' and ''Attack Of The Show'' by the end of 2012]], the channel's death was set in stone.\\

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[=DirecTV=] even found so little to value in the network that they ''[[http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/11/01/directv-drops-g4/ dropped it]]'', and [=DirecTV=] almost never drops networks in comparison with Dish Network. With the departure of network veterans and hosts of the few remaining Gaming/Technology shows, Adam Sessler (co-host of Series/XPlay) and Kevin Pierera (host of AttackOfTheShow), Series/AttackOfTheShow), and [[http://kotaku.com/5955278/crisis-at-g4-studios-gaming-shows-will-be-cancelled-source-says G4 ending both ''X-Play'' and ''Attack Of The Show'' by the end of 2012]], the channel's death was set in stone.\\
16th Sep '17 9:00:12 AM Lirodon
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** In August 2013, the channel's new full owner Shaw (Rogers previously owned a stake) abandoned [=TVTropolis=] entirely in favor of [=DTour=], which is a reality-oriented trav-''*ahem*'' ....... "new perspectives" channel, that is mainly just Travel Channel with the SerialNumbersFiledOff (actually calling it that would have tipped the CRTC off, [[ExecutiveMeddling since the competing Travel + Escape had exclusive rights to the "travel" niche based on the CRTC's outgoing genre protection rules]]). They've occasionally aired films too, although the relevance of ''Film/JamesBond'' films and ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' to this network's scope is somewhat questionable at first glance. After the re-launch, the aforementioned [=DejaView=] picked up some of the 90's series that had aired on [=TVTropolis=] (a sensible move itself, given that even U.S. "retro TV" cable channels had veered newer programs lately).

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** In August 2013, the channel's new full owner Shaw (Rogers previously owned a stake) abandoned [=TVTropolis=] entirely in favor of [=DTour=], which is a reality-oriented trav-''*ahem*'' ....... "new perspectives" channel, that is mainly just Travel Channel with the SerialNumbersFiledOff (actually calling it that would have tipped the CRTC off, [[ExecutiveMeddling since the competing Travel + Escape had exclusive rights to the "travel" niche based on the CRTC's outgoing genre protection rules]]). They've occasionally aired films too, although the relevance of ''Film/JamesBond'' films and ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' to this network's scope is somewhat questionable at first glance. Outside of Travel Channel shows, it also has a [[AdoredByTheNetwork major obsession]] with ''Series/BorderSecurity''. After the re-launch, the aforementioned [=DejaView=] picked up some of the 90's series that had aired on [=TVTropolis=] (a sensible move itself, given that even U.S. "retro TV" cable channels had veered towards newer programs lately).
16th Sep '17 8:51:55 AM Lirodon
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* There was once a cable channel known as Canadian Learning Television (CLT), essentially a Canuck version of Creator/{{TLC}} when it actually ''did'' air educational programming. It aired some syndicated U.S. programming (particularly the current ''Series/FamilyFeud'') and dramas in its lineup too, but mainly because it was a sister to Alberta's Access (now Creator/{{CTV}} Two Alberta as of 2012), which had a similar mix of programming. When its owner, CHUM Limited, was sold to [=CTVglobemedia=] in 2007, they decided to sell it to Creator/CorusEntertainment in 2008. Corus then rebranded it as Viva, a female-oriented lifestyle channel aimed at BabyBoomers, and tried to comply with its educational requirements by shoehorning short segments with university teachers vaguely relating programming to a course they taught. Further change happened in March 2011, when Viva became the Canadian version of the Creator/OprahWinfrey Network (OWN). This even caught the attention of the CRTC, which held hearings in December 2012 concerning OWN Canada's failure to follow its mandate to air educational programming, which was originally stipulated in the former CLT's licence, and continues to be a condition to this day.

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* There was once a cable channel known as Canadian Learning Television (CLT), essentially a Canuck version of Creator/{{TLC}} when it actually ''did'' air educational programming. It aired some syndicated U.S. programming (particularly the current ''Series/FamilyFeud'') and dramas in its lineup too, but mainly because it was a sister to Alberta's Access (now Creator/{{CTV}} Two Alberta as of 2012), which had a similar mix of programming. When its owner, CHUM Limited, was sold to [=CTVglobemedia=] in 2007, they decided to sell it to Creator/CorusEntertainment in 2008. Corus then rebranded it as Viva, a female-oriented lifestyle channel aimed at BabyBoomers, and tried to comply with its educational requirements by shoehorning short segments with university teachers vaguely relating programming to a course they taught. Further change happened in March 2011, when Viva became the Canadian version of the Creator/OprahWinfrey Network (OWN). This even caught the attention of the CRTC, which held hearings in December 2012 concerning OWN Canada's failure to follow its mandate to air educational programming, which was originally stipulated programming -- a stipulation dating back to its time as CLT. However, in October 2015, the former CLT's licence, and continues to be a condition to CRTC dropped this day.stipulation and a related monitoring provision, as it is discontinuing the genre protection rules and other related policies to deregulate the industry.
16th Sep '17 8:48:53 AM Lirodon
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* The horror channel Scream was owned by a joint venture between Canwest and Corus, and later Shaw and Corus (note that Corus was originally a spin-out of Shaw, but the voting majority is still held by the Shaw family. This oddity becomes important in just a few moments). In 2009, it re-branded as Dusk, and slipped to focus more on suspense-driven programming such as ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' rather than "blood and guts" horror.
** This re-branding would be short-lived; after stunting with a marathon of the film ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' on March 22, 2012, the network was shut down and replaced the next day by ABC Spark, which is a Canadian version of [[Creator/ABCFamily the network then known as ABC Family]]. Much like the transition from Discovery Kids to Nickelodeon, ABC Spark is legally considered a different channel, but it replaced Dusk on most of its former channel allotments. Apparently, the replacement was intentional: CRTC rules dictate that if a company "related" to a television provider owns television services of its own, the provider must carry three services owned by "unrelated", third-party companies for each first-party service it carries. Because the Shaw family effectively controls both, Corus is considered to be "related" to Shaw, and for whatever reason, Shaw did not want to have to add three more third-party networks so it could have Dusk alongside ABC Spark, so it just sacrificed Dusk instead.

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* The horror channel Scream was owned by a joint venture between Canwest and Corus, and later Shaw and Corus (note that Corus was originally a spin-out of Shaw, but the voting majority is still held by the Shaw family. This oddity becomes important in just a few moments). In 2009, it re-branded as Dusk, and slipped to focus more on suspense-driven programming such as ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' rather than actual horror, so they could attract a wider audience that wasn't necessarily interested in "blood and guts" horror.
** This re-branding would be short-lived; after stunting with a marathon of the film ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' on March 22, 2012, the network was shut down and replaced the next day by ABC Spark, which is a Canadian version of [[Creator/ABCFamily the network then known as ABC Family]]. Much like the transition from Discovery Kids to Nickelodeon, ABC Spark is legally considered a different channel, but it replaced Dusk on most of its former channel allotments. Apparently, the replacement was intentional: CRTC rules dictate that if a company television provider is owned by or "related" to a television provider owns television services an owner of its own, the provider specialty channels, they must carry three services channels owned by "unrelated", third-party companies third-parties for each first-party service it carries. Because channel they carry. Even though they are separate, publicly-traded companies, the Shaw family effectively controls both, Corus is considered to be "related" to Shaw, both Shaw and for Corus, so the CRTC typically counts them as a single entity. For whatever reason, Shaw did not want to have to add three more third-party networks so it could have Dusk alongside ABC Spark, so it just sacrificed Dusk instead.
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