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    So Yummy channel on Directv

    New channel seems to have launched on Directv on channel 563. Thought it was an internet only channel like Cheddar but seems to be a normal satellite channel?
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    Cheddar News launches OTA

    Cheddar News has launched OTA in more than 40 markets in the US. Cheddar Business was previously available OTA but is not now. This is the 2nd OTA news channel available in the US after Newsnet launched in January HC2 BROADCASTING ANNOUNCES CARRIAGE OF CHEDDAR NEWS IN OVER 40 U.S. MARKETS
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    America's Voice channel 219

    This seems to be a news streaming channel that has now launched on satellite. When did it launch?
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    Why don't linear news channels like CBSN launch as subchannels also?

    Why don't linear streaming news channels like CBSN launch as subchannel OTA? The 3 big broadcasters NBC, ABC and ABC have launched linear streaming news channels that are exclusive to streaming. Why don't they also launch them as subchannels OTA? It seems logical as you have a linear feed ready...
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    Showtime to rebrand multiplex as Sho*BET

    Showtime to rebrand one of its multiplex channel Showcase as Sho*BET. It will feature scripted series from BET and Showtime. I don't really see the point of this? Is this not basically what BET Her is already? It's hardly premium just seems recycling more content...
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    Yahoo Finance launches as a 24/7 linear channel on Verizon

    Verizon has launched Yahoo Finance as a 24/7 channel on Verizon. I wonder will there be future distribution of this channel to compete with CNBC and Fox Business? Yahoo Finance Launches Full 24-Hours of Programming on Verizon Fios
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    Localish to replace Live Well Network

    ABC O&O stations are to replace Live Well Network with Localish which will focus on local stories from communities around the US. It this too niche of a subchannel to succeed? It will be hard to fill a 24/7 365 days with this type of content? ABC Rebranding Live Well Broadcast Diginet to Localish
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    Get TV to get more investment from Sony

    GetTV to get more investment from Sony. I wonder what other series it could air?Sony Pictures Spruces Up GetTV Digital Multicast Channel With Superhero, Sci-Fi Movies
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    Bein Sports launch OTA channel

    Bein Sports is launching an OTA channel in the US called Bein Sports Xtra. It will be available in 15 major markets beIN SPORTS Inks Deal With HC2 Broadcasting to Launch a New Live Sports OTA Channel
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    ESPN Classic to close

    From AT&T website: For ESPN Classic fans On November 30, our rights to carry ESPN Classic expire. As the cost of sports content continues to rise, few distributors now offer ESPN Classic. Instead of game repeats, they are focusing on live competition. AT&T continues to offer popular regional...
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    Future of Audience Network?

    With everything going streaming what's the future of this channel? AT&T now have various other platforms to broadcast content. All it really has going for it is Mr Mercedes. It is also only available to U Verse/Directv. It will hardly last much longer. Mr Mercedes will probably move to HBO Max...
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    ScreenPix on Comcast?

    Comcast have partnered with Epix to launch new channels called ScreenPix? Are these new regular linear channels like the other Epix linear channels like Epix 2/Drive In or just OnDemand channels?
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    NBC to create OTA/streaming news subchannel for younger audiences

    NBC to create OTA/streaming subchannel for younger audiences. It mentions local but is it basically just a national news channel for younger audiences or several 'local' channels for each specific market? NBC Stations Set LX News For Gen Z, Millennials - TV News Check
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    Z Living?

    I thought Z Living was due to shut down on the 31st of January? I presume it's still shutting down at a later date now?
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    I see that in May on this year Cheddar acquired MTV Networks on Campus channel MTVU and have converted it to CheddarU. So MTVU is now CheddarU in colleges/universities. However MTVU is for some reason also available on cable/satellite TV in the US like Dish even though it had college-centric...
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    Why hasn't DirecTV put more emphasis on original series?

    Why haven't DirecTV put more emphasis into original content to retain/grow subscribers? Their series like Mr Mercedes, ICE, Condor, You Me Her are all all fairly niche and are not really mainstream enough to gain a large following. Charter are now delving into original content in order to...
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    Charter pick up LA's Finest from Sony

    Charter have acquired LA's Finest from Sony and it will be exclusive for Charter subscribers and then will be released on other platforms. President of Sony Pictures Television says 'Immediately we knew this innovative new platform was absolutely the right home for ‘L.A.’s Finest'. Does this...
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    CBS launch sports streaming channel called CBS Sports HQ

    CBS have launched another free ad-supported 24/7 streaming channel called CBS Sports HQ today which focuses on sports news, highlights and analysis. They also operate a news streaming channel called CBSN and will also launch an entertainment focused streaming channel this year. How do you think...
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    Charter original shows?

    Charter have teamed up with AMC to co-produce original shows which will premiere on the Spectrum platform first in 2018. Will this be on demand or on a streaming channel that Spectrum debuts these originals? Or could it be on a 'Spectrum Exclusive' linear channel like Directv has Audience? A...
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    What should be done with Ion?

    What should Ion do with the main Ion channel? Apart from a few Canadian shows like Saving Hope and Private Eyes to be broadcast next year all it shows is repeats of US crime series all day. They tried original programming before but it didn't really work out. Why don't they try some original...