Tuesday, 8 October 2013

What if FXX Canada replaced G4 Canada?

What if FXX Canada replaced G4 Canada? A comedy network, no pun intended, replacing a tech-centric network? Maybe, after all, OWN in Canada replaced Viva; a women's lifestyle channel which itself replaced the Canadian Learning Channel - hence the reason why the CRTC is grilling Corus for not airing enough educational programming. No, I think Rogers Media would be better off just shutting down G4 altogether, that's what Comcast is doing with the american version apparently "according to a public statement filed by Cablevision to the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control"  [Wikipedia]

Oh, right, I need to explain what I'm talking about. "Rogers has tentatively planned a January 2014 launch of FXX Canada, a Canadian version of FXX, the spinoff channel to which several FX comedy series moved in the U.S. in September 2013." [Wikipedia] Meanwhile, the latest press releases from RM don't even acknowledge the channel's existence, yet Bio Canada always gets a brief mention. Both EP and Reviews on the Run are now airing in syndication on FX Canada and commercials for OLN, FXC, and even The Shopping Channel air across all Rogers Media properties. If that isn't a sign that G4's days are numbered, in Canada and the United States, I don't know what is.

On the note of "G4 Prime" shutting down, after hearing all the hassle NBCUniversal had trying to shut it down the first time (back when it was supposed to be rebranded as the Esquire Network), I think Discovery Communications would have more luck rebranding The Hub Network as a new incarnation of Discovery Kids - if that really was the case and their Wikipedia page wasn't vandalized by some DK fanboy who apparently has some grudge against The Hub...or bronies....

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