17 April 2003
And we need new logos, too
Beginning June 16, Spike will be the latest moniker for The National Network (TNN), which changed its name two years ago from The Nashville Network.
Hmmm. I wonder if this sort of thing will catch on elsewhere in the cable industry....
Cable News Network Credibility Near Nil
Lifetime Smip! (Soccer Moms In Peril)
Animal Planet C-SPAN 3
TV Land The Beaver Channel
Comedy Central Caddyshack Central
Fox News Channel Cartoon Network
You know, this could work.
Posted at 5:54 AM to Almost Yogurt
Hoo! The "snip" network name change would truly be "Truth In Labeling."
I'm still reeling over SPIKE...sure, they want to be the "Man TV" channel, but SPIKE just doesnt' quite convey the...the...oh,never mind.
I don't think "DongTV" is quite what Viacom is looking for.
If you are ever bored, read some of the back history on TNN and TNN.COM.
TNN, then owned by... (I'll say ABC, but cannot remember) sued TNN.COM to try to get their domain name. TNN.COM was a group of network engineers selling network maintenance packages. TNN.COM stood for The Network Network, and they had been in business for at least five years before The Nashville Network debuted.
The punch line was the judge kicking Nashville out of court, saying something like, "I don't think people will go to TNN.COM looking for Nascar schedules and Dukes of Hazzard reruns and accidentally sign up for a network maintenance package."
The last I heard, TNN.COM was countersuing for legal fees.
Ever wonder why "mediacracy" rhymes so closely with "mediocrity"?
The first time I read the new name for Lifetime, I thought it said "Snip". Thanks for the laugh.
More truth than poetry there, Goof. :|