Some Exciting Changes To Our Cable TV Lineup for 2012
April 27, 2012 2 Comments
Channel 64- Versus is now NBC Sports Network –You have probably already noticed this name change on your channel guide. This change actually occurred back in January. This is the third change for this network, which began as Outdoor Life Network, then became Versus in 2006 and focused more on sports events, finding a special niche with frequent NHL broadcasts. In now evolving to the NBC Sports Network this year, NBC appears to be making a real push to compete with ESPN for sports programming. The network and its broadcast sibling already out ESPN in April for a new 10-year, $2 billion NHL package, and investing $4.38 billion on a comprehensive rights deal for the 2014-20 Olympics. Find out more about this network at http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/
Channel 71 – SoapNet to be replaced with Disney Junior. This change is scheduled for June 1. We are pleased to offer this to our customers, and are excited about this change, since Disney Junior was the channel that has been most frequently requested this year. All your favorite kids shows from Disney Channel are now on Disney Jnr, including characters such as: Charlie and Lola, Rolie Polie Olie, Little Einsteins, Gaspard & Lisa, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse , Jake and the Never Land ,Handy Manny , Octonauts and more.
To see what other shows are on Disney Jnr, go to http://disney.go.com/disneyjunior/disney-junior-on-tv/about-our-shows/index-1834261
Click here for a current schedule http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ZCGrid.do?aid=disneyjr
Channel 66 – The Mountain (Mtn) will go dark May 31. This was inevitable after the loss of the major market players in the conference, including BYU and Utah. Read more at http://www.multichannel.com/article/482815-The_Mtn_to_Close_in_Wake_of_Upheaval_in_College_Conference_Landscape.php
We have decided to replace the Mountain Channel with CBS Sports Network, since many of the conference games look like they will be shifting to that network. This change will also take effect on June 1st.
“Sources indicate that CBS Sports Network and the Mountain West Conference are close to finalizing a deal for the conference’s rights that will wind up increasing national distribution for the Mountain West’s upcoming football and basketball games. CBS Sports Network is in around 45 million homes. Jointly owned by CBS Sports Network and NBC Universal, the Mtn is in around 13 million homes.”
Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-04-05/the-mtn-mountain-west-tv-channel-shutting-down-may-31-cbs-sports-network#ixzz1tHHO1Xdv