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So this may not be completely official, but the reason the went to Trvl is they want to keep the same, but emphasize less Travel based shows:

 

https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/travel-channel-news/travel-channel-has-a-new-look

 

And one wiki:

 

"Travel Channel revealed a new logo stylized as Trvl Channel, and shifted its programming to focus on "the paranormal, the unsolved, the creepy and terrifying", akin to its counterpart Destination America when they drifted to paranormal programming themselves full-time in mid-2017"

 

Another article said that Destination America is drifting back to what it originally showed emphasizing less on  that programming. 

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Welcome to modern cable, where the genres are made up, and the names don't matter.

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2 hours ago, Cosmic said:

Welcome to modern cable, where the genres are made up, and the names don't matter.

 

Do a hoedown!

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The first time I saw this, I read it as “terr-vul.” Now, that’s all I can see.

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On 11/7/2018 at 11:01 AM, kmccarthy27 said:

So this may not be completely official, but the reason the went to Trvl is they want to keep the same, but emphasize less Travel based shows:

 

https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/travel-channel-news/travel-channel-has-a-new-look

 

And one wiki:

 

"Travel Channel revealed a new logo stylized as Trvl Channel, and shifted its programming to focus on "the paranormal, the unsolved, the creepy and terrifying", akin to its counterpart Destination America when they drifted to paranormal programming themselves full-time in mid-2017"

 

Another article said that Destination America is drifting back to what it originally showed emphasizing less on  that programming. 

So basically it's network rot. Travel Channel is moving away from travel-based shows, just like MTV gave up on music a long time ago.

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10 hours ago, Quillz said:

So basically it's network rot. Travel Channel is moving away from travel-based shows, just like MTV gave up on music a long time ago.

And 90% of all cable networks that were set up for a specific purpose

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8 hours ago, kmccarthy27 said:

And 90% of all cable networks that were set up for a specific purpose

Pretty much. Seems to happen to every network over time. I recall TV Land once being for "old timey" shows, then they soon started showing re-runs of current Nickelodeon shows. TLC went from learning about things to watching fat, screaming babies and kids.

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3 minutes ago, Quillz said:
8 hours ago, kmccarthy27 said:

And 90% of all cable networks that were set up for a specific purpose

Pretty much. Seems to happen to every network over time. I recall TV Land once being for "old timey" shows, then they soon started showing re-runs of current Nickelodeon shows. TLC went from learning about things to watching fat, screaming babies and kids.

 

Then there's the Weather Channel.  That channel should show only what it shows in the mornings and evenings: weather reports.

We get a glimpse of what the Weather Channel should be whenever there is extreme weather somewhere in the country, and the garbage programming is cancelled in favour of staying in the studio.  We shouldn't have to wait for a hurricane for this.

Not only is it frustrating for me as a viewer that the Weather Channel shows crap instead of talking about the weather (which I would be interested in), it is also baffling to me that this channel in particular produces its own programming.  This seems like loads of money thrown away.  Whatever the advertisers are willing to pay for the stupid shows that the Weather Channel produces, I cannot fathom that this works out better than just staying with the format of weather anchors sitting at the desk and standing in front of maps, which can be produced at a small fraction of the cost of the channel's pointless original programming.

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Other than a major event, would anyone watch the Weather Channel for more than 2 minutes at a time?  Unless there's a catastrophic event, if there's a local event like a blizzard then I'm watching local news, and if I just need to know weather, I'm checking apps on my phone.  A channel dedicated to weather reports simply isn't viable without other programming to capture people for more than 2 minutes.  Even then, I'm not sure how viable it is.

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9 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Other than a major event, would anyone watch the Weather Channel for more than 2 minutes at a time?  Unless there's a catastrophic event, if there's a local event like a blizzard then I'm watching local news, and if I just need to know weather, I'm checking apps on my phone.  A channel dedicated to weather reports simply isn't viable without other programming to capture people for more than 2 minutes.  Even then, I'm not sure how viable it is.

 

You get not only your local weather, but also the conditions all over the country. I keep that channel on for more than an hour each morning before I go to work, and I'd do that at any time of day. It's interesting even when there is no extreme weather.

 

If the Weather Channel just showed the weather, then I would set that channel as the default channel that my cable box tunes to when it is turned on. It would wind up being on for hours, as it is on any morning that I don't have to work. And I would see a lot more of the ads.

 

Meanwhile, the awful programming leads me to turn on that channel only for a minute, and then turn it right off.

 

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On 11/7/2018 at 11:34 PM, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

Do a hoedown!

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