If you could have ONLY 10 cable channels, what would they be?

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  1. Jun 3, 2005 #1 of 148
    DianaMo

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    Let's say your cable company is offering an ala-carte package where you can pick 10 cable channels (not premiums like HBO) for a set price.

    No need to pick the local channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Fox, WB, UPN, local independant channels or the C-Spans.

    Consider those must-carry's and already included.

    Feel free to use this page for channel ideas.

    http://dmoz.org/Arts/Television/Networks/Cable/

    What would your channel list look like?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2005 #2 of 148
    Graymalkin

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    I don't think I watch more than a half dozen cable channels right now:

    1. HBO
    2. USA
    3. Sci Fi
    4. A&E
    5. FX
    6. TNT

    Edited to add

    7. Cartoon Network
    8. Bravo
     
  3. Jun 3, 2005 #3 of 148
    dirtypacman

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    1) FX
    2) Sci-Fi
    3) Cartoon Network
    4) A&E
    5) Discovery
    6) TLC
    7) USA
    8) Bravo
    9) OLN
    10) TNT
     
  4. Jun 3, 2005 #4 of 148
    bentleyml

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    Not sure I can come up with 10, but lets see:

    1) SciFi
    2) USA
    3) TNT
    4) TBS
    5) Comedy Central
    6) Bravo
    7) Cartoon Network
    8) Family
    9) FoodTV
    10)

    Can't think of a 10th one I'd want.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2005 #5 of 148
    DianaMo

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    My list would include...

    WGN Go Cubs! (HD would be nice.)

    Comcast Sports Chicago Preferably in HD, but you know, don't hold your breath unless your color is blue...

    Family Net Because I love that Bananas show.

    Scifi Channel - gotta keep the hubby happy with Stargate, plus I'm hoping they'll carry Doctor Who again.

    HGTV For House Hunters, etc.

    DIY For the Best Built Home show.

    Food Network Good Eats, etc.

    Gospel Music Channel The one that plays Contemporary Christian Music videos.

    Research Channel So far this is the closest replacement I've found for the old ZDTV.

    One of the Discovery Channels. I'm not sure which one. (I want them all!).

    Now if WGN counts as a local channel, then my 10th pick would probably be ESPN Classics with hope that they'll play that 16-15 game from 1977 vs. the Reds . I'd love to see that one again.

    Who's next?
     
  6. Jun 3, 2005 #6 of 148
    Nfuego

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    Assuming HBO is seperate:

    Fox News
    FX
    CNN
    A&E
    Discovery
    WGN
    Comcast Sports Chicago
    ESPN
    Travel
    TLC

    Court TV - a backup channel
    Discovery Home - one show, I think
    Spike - Joe Schmoe and stuff like that.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2005 #7 of 148
    Amnesia

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    Sci-Fi (for Stargate, BSG, etc)
    FX (for The Shield, Nip / Tuck , Rescue Me)
    A&E (for Third Watch reruns)
    The Travel Channel (for World Poker Tour)
    ABC Family (for Whose Line Is It Anyway? reruns)
    USA
    TNT
    Comedy Central
    Bravo
    Cartoon Network
     
  8. Jun 3, 2005 #8 of 148
    Philly Bill

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    ESPN
    ESPN2
    FSN's
    Headline News
    WeatherChannel
    HBO
     
  9. Jun 3, 2005 #9 of 148
    marksman

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    Hmm without giving it too much thought:

    HBO, Starz, A&E, Comedy Central, Discovery, Bravo, MTV, ESPN, TNT

    A few others could work into the mix as well.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2005 #10 of 148
    cwoody222

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    My 10:

    FX
    Sci-Fi
    USA
    Lifetime
    Bravo
    Comedy Central
    Cartoon Network
    TNT
    MTV
    E!

    Just missed the cut:

    A&E
    VH1
    SpikeTV
    TBS
     
  11. Jun 3, 2005 #11 of 148
    canonelan2

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    FX
    Discovery
    National Geographic
    History Channel
    A&E
    Bravo
    CNN
    HGTV
    Comedy Central
    Weather Channel
     
  12. Jun 3, 2005 #12 of 148
    sjvn

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    Well this is an easy enough way to get into the forums.

    For me, in no particular order, it's:

    1) ESPN (PTI + Baseball)
    2) WGN (Cubs fan)
    3) Discovery (documentary junkie)
    4) History (see above)
    5) Turner Classic Movies (I love movies)
    6) IFC (more movies)
    7) Sundance (Still more movies)
    8) Sci-Fi (Now if they only had the new Dr. Who)

    and that's it.

    I could expand it, all the ESPN stations, for example, but you get the ideas.

    Steven
     
  13. Jun 3, 2005 #13 of 148
    DougF

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    A few off the top of my head:

    FX
    A&E
    Sci-Fi
    Discovery Science
     
  14. Jun 3, 2005 #14 of 148
    timr_42

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    My list would be
    1 Showtime
    2 USA
    3 FX
    4 Cartoon
    5 Sci-Fi
    6 Fox News
    7 TNT
    8 Spike
    9 Comedy Central
    10 A & E
    Some others that missed the cut
    Turner Classic Movies
    HGTV
    MTV

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    Playboy :D
     
  15. Jun 3, 2005 #15 of 148
    gayste

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    Showtime (Queer As Folk, Bull*)
    HBO (Six Feet Under, occasional music special)
    Cinimax
    Comedy Central (South Park, Reno 911)
    Bravo (Queer Eye)
    Discovery (MythBusters)
    History Channel (Modern Marvels)
    A&E (Airline, Biography)
    TV Land (I Love Lucy, Brady Bunch)

    Wow, I did not even think I needed 10 but I guess I do :) The other funny thing is, for most channels it really is just for ONE show. Seems a shame to have a whole channel for one show.
     
  16. Jun 3, 2005 #16 of 148
    sschwart

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    1. Food Network
    2. Sci Fi
    3. Discovery
    4. Comedy Central
    5. Bravo
    6. Spike
    7. Cartoon Network
    8. ESPN
    9. YES
    10. FX
     
  17. Jun 3, 2005 #17 of 148
    djithm

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    I cant come up with 10 w.o. including my local channels. Ha, so I'm paying $$$$ for just these channels?

    (in no special order)
    HISTORY
    ESPN
    USA
    HEADLINE NEWS
    TNT
    SCI-FI
    CARTOON
    COMEDY CENTRAL


    //need my MLB IE, NHL CI, NFL packages
     
  18. Jun 3, 2005 #18 of 148
    DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    ESPN
    ESPNews
    ESPN2
    NFL Network
    Fox Sports West (for Lakers games)
    Sci-Fi
    Comedy Central
    TNT (for random NBA games I might want to watch)
    IFC
    Discovery Channel (for Shark Week)

    Don't watch a whole lot of cable anymore. During the summer I watch DVDs/play Xbox, and during the network season I watch mostly network shows. And, with Tivo, I no longer channel surf.
     
  19. Jun 3, 2005 #19 of 148
    timr_42

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    I guess you don't like sports, huh????
     
  20. Jun 3, 2005 #20 of 148
    markandjenn

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    HBO – for HBO Original Series
    Disney Channel – For my son
    Toon Disney – For my son
    Nickelodeon – For my son
    Nick Toons – For my son
    TLC – For my Wife
    ESPN – For me
    ESPN2 – For me
    The Law and Order Channel (I mean TNT)
    Fox Sports Net (Florida) – Marlins and Heat Games
     

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