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#153678 4-Oct-2014 17:50
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I just saw a message on my T-Box that Vodafone is dropping TLC at the end of October.

This was one of the few (only) channels TCL had that Sky didn't.

And I watch it often with shows like
- Man vs Food
- Anthony Bourdain
- You gotta eat here
- Bizarre Foods


You can see a trend here.  Most annoying though I won't miss the various tattoo shows!





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  #1147296 4-Oct-2014 18:13
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Damn, that was one of my favourite channels. I still don't understand why Sky have never carried it.




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  #1147301 4-Oct-2014 18:35
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TechTV was good too, back in the day (and Channel V).

 
 
 
 


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  #1147347 4-Oct-2014 19:45
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I only just discovered the channel too! :(

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  #1147365 4-Oct-2014 20:05
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(sorry, unrelated, I know)...are you still friends with Liz Shaw?

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  #1147380 4-Oct-2014 20:31
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I remember reading as part of Vodafone TV's advertising that it carries a few channels that Sky doesn't, could this be part of the deal where Vodafone TV must strictly carry what Sky has?

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  #1147392 4-Oct-2014 21:01
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quickymart: (sorry, unrelated, I know)...are you still friends with Liz Shaw?


Me? No.

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  #1147393 4-Oct-2014 21:01
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quickymart: TechTV was good too, back in the day (and Channel V).


Still miss tech tv. *sigh*




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  #1147394 4-Oct-2014 21:03
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It was awesome! Especially that presenter Erica Hill.

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  #1147395 4-Oct-2014 21:06
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DjShadow: I remember reading as part of Vodafone TV's advertising that it carries a few channels that Sky doesn't, could this be part of the deal where Vodafone TV must strictly carry what Sky has?


Nope.




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  #1147405 4-Oct-2014 21:56
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ZollyMonsta:
DjShadow: I remember reading as part of Vodafone TV's advertising that it carries a few channels that Sky doesn't, could this be part of the deal where Vodafone TV must strictly carry what Sky has?


Nope.


Then if it's not breaching commercial confidentiality why is the channel being dropped?

It was one of the main reasons I stuck with TCL Cable and then Vodafone Cable TV.

If that channel goes then the other cable channels I watch (BBC Knowledge, Discovery, Food) I can get with Igloo and much cheaper. And Igloo boxes are going for a song now.




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TLC is coming back and also getting "Turbo" as well, officially picked up by Sky so assume it will flow onto Vodafone TV:

 

 

 

 

 

SKY TV AND DISCOVERY NETWORKS AGREE LONG TERM EXCLUSIVE DEAL INCLUDING LAUNCH OF BRAND NEW NZ CHANNELS TLC & DISCOVERY TURBO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 July 2015

It’s a brand new world of DISCOVERY and the SKY’s the limit!

As part of their continual commitment to providing Kiwis with the most comprehensive entertainment offering in the market, SKY TV and Discovery Networks Asia Pacific today announced a long-term exclusive partnership for Discovery Networks programming in New Zealand.

The multi-year agreement also includes the addition of two brand new channels for New Zealand - TLCand Discovery Turbo - which will be available to all SKY’s domestic customers over the next few months as part of the basic subscription package.

“We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific and today’s announcement is an exciting one as we further cement our partnership,” said SKY CEO John Fellet.

“We are proud to have Discovery Channel as a pillar of our basic offering having broadcast the channel since our UHF days in the 90’s. Now we are able to share six great Discovery Networks channels with all of our domestic customers, each offering the quality content they’re renowned for,” he said.

Discovery Networks’ current NZ portfolio includes localised versions of global brands Discovery Channeland Animal Planet and much-loved local lifestyle channels Food TV and Living Channel. The additions ofTLC and Discovery Turbo will perfectly complement these, allowing for distribution of an even greater variety of premiere programming that will be embraced by Kiwi audiences.

“We are absolutely delighted to be further expanding our partnership with SKY TV. Our relationship over the past 20 years has been one of great collaboration and with the recent acquisition of Food TV and Living Channel, it has continued to strengthen,” says Mandy Pattinson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, ANZ & Pac Islands.

“Our commitment to driving value for subscription television audiences has been seen through strong investment in high quality and engaging programming, dedicated NZ schedules and local productions. Applying this same commitment to both TLC and Discovery Turbo, channel brands that we’re incredibly passionate about, we’re confident that SKY customers will love them as much as we do.”

Launching in September as part of SKY’s basic package is TLC, the exclusive home of programming from the Oprah Winfrey Network as well as great female factual entertainment programming including Say Yes To The Dress, Oprah Where Are They Now, The Little Couple, I Am Jazz and America with Lisa Ling.

And in November, Discovery Turbo will also be available to all SKY customers as part of SKY’s basic tier to become New Zealand’s one stop shop for adrenaline fuelled, motored entertainment dedicated to man and machine, such as Fast N’ Loud, Wheeler Dealers, Chasing Classic Cars and American Chopper.

Both channels will be programmed specifically for New Zealand audiences with a large variety of premiere series and programmes. Further schedule details for both will be released closer to launch.

The content deal also incorporates exclusive digital rights to provide access to thousands of hours of additional library content which will be available to all SKY customers across SKY’s product portfolio, and SKY’s Director of Content Strategy – Planning & Delivery Megan King added the agreement makes SKY’s offering even more appealing for those looking for an exciting television experience.

“As our industry evolves to respond to changing viewing needs, exclusive access to this quality and appealing content brings enormous value for our customers. This, in combination with the renewal of other key content suppliers across our platforms, considerably bolsters the entertainment offering on SKY and ensures that our customers are enjoying a world class entertainment experience,” she said.
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  #1347797 20-Jul-2015 15:23
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Discovery Turbo......jesus
American Chopper has been canned for a long time. and the rest are re-runs.
Good to see fresh content being delivered


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