What should be done with Ion?

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  1. localclassictvfan

    localclassictvfan SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Isnt Flashpoint still on ION....Cloo was shutdown basically because the ratings plummeted and most of Cloo's programming migrated to pretty much where MeTV's programming went, COZI. NBC Universal owned cloo and it owns COZI (which I am hoping for NYD shows up in my market).....
     
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    Flashpoint is on Netflix now, I think. Ion no longer has the rights
     
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    The exclusive goal of secondary networks is to provide a host medium for running more advertising. It comes down to what programming they can afford, not an original air date. This is evidenced by the list of shows presented in the OP where much of the programming is crime dramas from the last eight years that appear on numerous other networks.

    They have to be careful about picking a particular genre and branding around it as there may not be the content to support it in the long term. There seem to be as many channels that have lost their way with respect to branding (Grit?) as are managing to hang on. For their part, Ion obviously visited a crime drama fire sale to keep programming going.
     
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    I noticed that when Get Launched on KLFY back last year. It was programing basically from decades ago like old westerns and older movies. Now its sitcoms like 4 hours of in the heat of the night and others from the 80's. They kept the 24 hour westerns on Saturday. From what I seen Get is moving to half hour shows like on Antenna TV...
     
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    Oh I know now your from the Kansas City area, you always had that fella Matt to deal with, mgsports
     
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    Yep
     
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    Yes, but it wouldn't take much for a documentary to turn really weird ...
     
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    Only if it is a documentary about fetishes.
     
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    Lots of people on here post from KC. Supermarket Sweeps,Talk Shows,A West Wing remake called East Wing,Hollywood Squares,Brady Bunch remake and so on.
     
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    Ion is not available OTA here in El Paso, TX but I get it in HD with DTV. I actually watch it quite a bit. Since I am familiar with the characters and basic premise of most of those crime dramas and have probably forgotten "who-done-it" they are entertaining for an episode without feeling lost due to watching the show out of sequence. I have also seen Ion in HD by antenna in Los Angeles and in SD as a sub-channel in Albuquerque.
     
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    My 720p Ion, KPXG, shares with six (6) SD channels so it isn't much to look at. I'd argue against calling it "DVD quality" because of all of the artifacting.
     
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    KVIA just added Ion on 7.3 in SD.
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    I just did a scan and yes, Ion on KVIA 7.3 actually looks very good for 480i 16X9. It is defiantly better than the western feed of Ion on DTV which is SD surrounded by black but of course I will still choose the eastern feed in HD.
     

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