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Esquire Network replaces Style Network

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by murgatroyd, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Esquire Network Boss Expects Style Network Transition Will Be ‘Natural and Intuitive’

    My comments are not really appropriate for a family-friendly forum. But if you're curious about why your Style Network SPs aren't going to be picking anything up anymore, now you now why.
     
  2. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Has it happened yet? Or are they gonna delay this again, like when it was supposed to replace G4?
     
  3. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Nope, it's live now. Looks like it started with a show on Esquire Magazine's 80th Anniversary this morning, a show they're re-airing right now.
     
  4. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Hmm.. No change here yet.
     
  5. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Really? Huh. The channel name is still listed in the guide here as STYLE and STYLEHD, but it currently is again re-airing "Esquire's 80th" and the on-screen "bug" definitely shows "Esquire Network."

    What are you seeing where you are?
     
  6. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    Why such a strong response? The short notice sucks, but it's not unheard of, Style wasn't doing well.
     
  7. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

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    I think one of the issues is that not many people had Style Network SPs. I have heard though that their more popular shows will more than likely show up either on Esquire or another one of NBCU's channels.
     
  8. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    You don't see anything strange about a guy saying that they're being 'welcoming' to women, while they are changing a channel to have an explicit male brand and focus? And their excuse for this change is that there isn't enough guy stuff on TV already. :rolleyes:
     
  9. ewolfr

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    The announcement of the changeover was covered several weeks ago here: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=501030

    Granted it was buried halfway into the thread but there was quite a bit of new discussion about it.
     
  10. RegBarc

    RegBarc New Member

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    You have a relatively documented history here of posts that are (to say the least) not precisely male-friendly. Some would even label your views as misandry (and I would agree with that for the most part). I think this thread, and this post in particular, is an example of that.
     
  11. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    Freezinmyass...
    I have a problem with it in the same way I have problems with networks that take a decidely female slant (WE, Lifetime/The Burning Bed Network, Oxygen, O). It doesn't matter, if they don't have stuff I want to watch I don't, if they do, I do.

    It comes down to money, they have to be able to see a reason to keep the programming they had, it wasn't working, they are trying something new.

    I don't know what you classify as "guy stuff", but I think there is a lot of common ground out there.
     
  12. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    This "guy" channel has a lot of Project Runway and Sex & the City on its schedule.
     
  13. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I didn't even know I got Style and StyleHD. I probably won't be watching much of Esquire either if it's just reruns and reality shows.
     
  14. MonsterJoe

    MonsterJoe ♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♫♪

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    I don't pay much attention to which Networks target what audiences. In general, if there's something on TV I want to watch, I'll watch it. I notice the show before I notice the network.

    I'd like to see LMN target guys.

    "She ****ed me over, stole my kid, gets 30% of my paycheck for the next 15 years, and society thinks I deserve it because I'm a man"

    That's a movie I would watch.
     
  15. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    Not so much that there isn't enough guy stuff on TV. But that there isn't enough guy stuff in the NBC Universal family of channels. Other than sports, and video games, that is.

    NBCU owned Style and Bravo. They are chasing the same audience. Meanwhile, nothing in their corporate family is chasing the audience Esquire is after.
     
  16. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    You're completely missing the point. Penises are evil.
     
  17. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    I spank mine for being bad all the time.
     
  18. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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  19. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    You are so ignorant, it's actually quite shocking. The network will feature programs on cooking, travel, and style. How are those topics unwelcoming to women???

    Oh and like there isn't a ton of "women stuff" on TV? Bravo, Lifetime, LMN, OWN, WE, Hallmark, E!, & Oxygen are all geared toward a female audience. But don't let facts get in the way of another one of your bouts of verbal diarrhea.
     
  20. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    Oxygen, also.
     

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