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Old 2012-04-30, 09:17 PM   #1
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Cool Nat Geo Wild (new channel coming May 7th)

Just saw the promo for it on BBC Canada. I remember reading about a previous application for Nat Geo Wild a couple years ago and they were turned down by the CRTC because Animal Planet objected, but looks like it's coming in a week.

I did a search and was surprised that no threads have been started about it, but then, I only just heard of it today, so maybe it was kept under wraps. Sadly it's a Shaw Channel, so I'm gonna have to wait a long time for it to come on Bell
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Old 2012-05-01, 01:05 AM   #2
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Nice!
More info on it here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_Geo_Wild_%28Canada%29
As of now, it says that the channel positions for Shaw Direct & Shaw Digital are TBD
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Old 2012-05-01, 01:05 AM   #3
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I heard about the approval a few weeks ago, but it wasn't until today when they announced the set launch date.
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Old 2012-05-01, 09:07 AM   #4
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Not necesarily?

BTV is carring most of Shaws SD & HD Channels so it quite possible this might be added and I do recall a deal BTV & Shaw sign about carring each others channels so it might show up.
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Old 2012-05-01, 11:23 AM   #5
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I hope Eastlink offers this one, especially if there is an HD version.
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Old 2012-05-01, 05:07 PM   #6
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Here's the upcoming schedule: http://shawmedia.ca/advertising/broa...d/schedule.asp

Not sure why anyone would want this channel. Looks like about 6 shows repeated ad-nauseum. Check out the weekend lineup!
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Old 2012-05-01, 07:51 PM   #7
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Well you have to remember that lineup is just for now. Eventually they will get more shows on there once they acquire them.
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Old 2012-05-01, 08:37 PM   #8
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Well you have to remember that lineup is just for now. Eventually they will get more shows on there once they acquire them.
Boy are you an optimist! All of these specialty channels only stay on the air by showing a minimal amount of product over and over. We've already got a 24/7 nature channel in OASIS and it barely finds enough new material to keep going.

There's also the subject of the Nat. Geo's track record to date. Few of their programs even touch on "geography" and many are repeats from sister specialty channels. I doubt if Nat. Geo Wild will be any different once their intial inventory has been aired.
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Old 2012-05-01, 11:07 PM   #9
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I willing to wager we won't see it on Rogers anytime soon
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Old 2012-05-02, 02:59 PM   #10
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How long before they try to figure out how to get The Dog Whisperer onto this channel, since it's pretty much the only show on their other channel?
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Old 2012-05-02, 09:29 PM   #11
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How long before they try to figure out how to get The Dog Whisperer onto this channel, since it's pretty much the only show on their other channel?
Well it's about animals. Doesn't that (sort of) meet the criteria? Or perhaps when Wild starts operating The Dog Whisperer will no longer be part of the Nat. Geo's main channel programming (We can only hope).
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Old 2012-05-02, 10:51 PM   #12
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I just received an e-mail from Shaw stating that "Nat Geo Wild" will be available on Shaw Direct the day the channel launches on May 7th.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/
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Old 2012-05-05, 09:45 PM   #13
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Watching the sneak prreview on Nat Geo right now, the programming looks promissing.
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Old 2012-05-06, 01:07 PM   #14
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So why was this rejected the first time but not the second time? Isn't the whole point of television competition between channels?
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Old 2012-05-06, 02:06 PM   #15
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So why was this rejected the first time but not the second time? Isn't the whole point of television competition between channels?
When the BDUs will just throw both of them into the same bundle and people's choice will be both are neither?
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