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The New TNN soon to be The Old TNN (the network is changing its name)


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#1 of 40 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted April 15 2003 - 10:45 AM

From Television Week (www.tvweek.com):
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New Name for TNN: As part of a new branding strategy to draw more males viewers, TNN network president Albie Hecht announced in a conference call to reporters that TNN, The National Network, will be renamed Spike TV. The name change will take effect on-air Monday, June 16, and the network's new logo will be unveiled at the MTV Networks upfront presentation in New York City Tuesday, May 6.

"Today the first network for men has a name and it's Spike TV," Mr. Hecht said. "Spike TV captures the attributes and essence of what we want the first network for men to be. It's unapologetically male; it's active; it's smart and contemporary, with a personality that's aggressive and irreverent. It's a name we feel our audience will get and make a connection with. I like Spike! This is a first major step in our journey to super-serving men in a way no one has done before."

Mr. Hecht also announced the network's first slate of male-skewing programming, which includes partnerships with Men's Health magazine and CBS MarketWatch as well as a schedule of new series and specials geared to appeal to the wide range of men's entertainment interests.
I wonder if this'll bring the end to that dreaded "black bar" at the bottom of the screen that we all love so much.

#2 of 40 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted April 15 2003 - 11:43 AM

Does that mean lots of showings of Three Kings?

#3 of 40 OFFLINE   MickeS

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Posted April 15 2003 - 11:46 AM

"Today the first network for men has a name and it's Spike TV."

And I thought the name was ESPN. Posted Image

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#4 of 40 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted April 15 2003 - 02:54 PM

Wow! The Maxim Channel! FHM TV! The Stuff Network!

Let me program it out of my channel line-up right now.
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#5 of 40 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted April 15 2003 - 03:05 PM

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And I thought the name was ESPN. Posted Image
Bah! Don't be so exclusive. I hate sports, and (popular opinion to the contrary) I'm a man.

#6 of 40 OFFLINE   Peter McDonald

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Posted April 15 2003 - 03:41 PM

Up here in Canada we have MenTV... and no, it's not gay porn Posted Image

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#7 of 40 OFFLINE   Carl Johnson

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Posted April 15 2003 - 03:53 PM

Did this announcement give anybody else get an In Living Color men on film flashback? "I'm Blaine and this is Twan, and welcome to Men on Television......"

#8 of 40 OFFLINE   John Thomas

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Posted April 15 2003 - 05:20 PM

All the way from The Nashville Network.

Spike TV? Yeesh.


#9 of 40 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted April 15 2003 - 05:38 PM

"...but don't worry, we'll still have that great old squish-o-vision feel that you've grown to love! How would you ever know what show you're watching without our helpful guidebar?"

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#10 of 40 OFFLINE   Ike

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:35 PM

Ugh....how come I have a feeling Men TV will be as perceptive about men as a Jay Leno joke.

"Don't you guys hate your wives? Stop nagging us already! And boy, don't you love that Pamela Anderson?"

Ugh, again.


#11 of 40 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted April 15 2003 - 08:07 PM

Well, if it has a lot of Spike, I'd be interested. Buffy's ending, so James Marsters could host. Sadly, this probably isn't the case.
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#12 of 40 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted April 16 2003 - 02:29 AM

Maybe if they get rid of that horrible black bar their ratings would increase. I don't watch the channel because of that reason.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#13 of 40 OFFLINE   Christopher P

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Posted April 16 2003 - 03:23 AM

"We just like the idea of having a guy's name," said Albie Hecht, network president.


Can't say I know alot of guys with that name. Sounds like it's more of a dog-oriented network. And yes, very hard to watch the channel with the black bar. Can't think of anything I watch there other than WWE Raw.

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#14 of 40 OFFLINE   MickeS

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Posted April 16 2003 - 04:38 AM

Can't say I know alot of guys with that name. Sounds like it's more of a dog-oriented network.

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#15 of 40 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted April 16 2003 - 05:59 AM

Thank you THANK YOU Paramount for releasing Star Trek on DVD.

#16 of 40 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted April 16 2003 - 06:37 AM

What Rob Gardiner said.

When I read the release in post 1 I thought it was a joke at first.

#17 of 40 OFFLINE   Qui-Gon John

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Posted April 16 2003 - 06:42 AM

Didn't this start out as THE NASHVILLE NETWORK, (all country all the time)?

#18 of 40 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted April 16 2003 - 08:13 AM

Rob---Amen to that.

John Co---Yes, it was the The Nashville Network
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#19 of 40 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted April 16 2003 - 08:59 AM

Considering that the more female themed channel is Oxygen, I would think the male themed channel would be Methane.

#20 of 40 OFFLINE   Charles J P

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Posted April 16 2003 - 09:36 AM

This IS a joke right? Spike? That is the most retarded name I have ever heard since PWC Consulting tried to change their name to Monday.





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