Re: UVERSE NOT OFFERING THE DISNEY JUNIOR CHANNEL[ Edited ]
03-05-2012 01:42:21 PM - edited 03-05-2012 01:49:02 PM
If they're not going to replace SoapNet with Disney Jr, where are they going to put it? There are very few "startup" networks these days. The vast majority come at the expense of another network. Some examples
The modern day Animal Planet operates from space once occupied by WWOR EMI Service (Superstation)
MTV-X (Rock) became MTV Jams (Hip Hop) Channel 508. Then again U-Verse didn't exist in 2002.
VH1 Mega Hits became Logo
VH Uno (Spanish VH1) became a national feed of MTV-U (MTV-U itself replaced College Television Network) Channel 510
Tr3s was MTV-S (MTV Espaniol)
Spike TV was TNN (first The Nashville Network, then The National Network)
Discovery Health became OWN
Discovery Wings became The Military Channel
Discovery Home became Planet Green
Discovery Fit & Health was Fit TV, until OWN launched, so they merged Fit TV and Discovery Health, and rebranded.
Newsworld International became Current TV
Odyssey Network became The Hallmark Channel in 2001
CNN International on many systems was once the space used by CNN FN.
Trio became Sleuth (now Cloo)
ToonDisney (basically what Disney Jr. is about to replace) became DisneyXD
Modern day G4 is a result of G4Tech, TechTV and ZDTV
MuchMusic (USA Feed) was a 50/50 partnership between MSG/Cablevision and CHUM Limited. CHUM's 50 was sold to Cablevision, in 2001 and they were allowed to call the station "MuchMusic" as long as they continued to run some of the Canadian programming. They didn't like that idea, so we got more and more "MMUSA" which led to CHUM revoking Cablevision's licence to use that name, and as a result, we got FUSE. Now MuchMusic is owned by Bell Media, and suddenly FUSE is starting to look like MuchMusic, even going as far as running MuchMusic Canada shows like The Wedge, MMVAS, Live@Much, and Video On Trial again. Its sorta like a divorced couple getting back together again, almost.
Some of these were as a result of a sale, others as a result of wanting to launch a new network and needing space for it. Viacom and Discovery do it most often.