A Solution to Football/Sports Overtime Runs?

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    Something I just noticed,

    Apparently CBS is moving Amazing Race to Sunday, which could be a death knell. I'll admit, I didn't watch the 'Familly Edition' and haven't seen it regularly since, but I still enjoy it.

    So, now that UPN9 and WB may be giving up a network each in major markets, why not create the All Sports Network? Anytime a Major game is on, be it Hockey, NFL, or Baseball, put it on this channel? If it works, no more favorite show pre-emptions for Sports! News is another matter, however [​IMG]
     
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    the only problem I've had with football overrun is that CBS never learned to just abbriviate 60 Minutes so that the programs from 8 PM on start on time.

    At least Fox has learned not to really schedule anything during the 7-8 hour and just use it to drop a few animated shows in when time permits.
     
  3. Jason_V

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    Too many problems with that.

    First and foremost, FOX, ABC and NBC are shelling out billions of dollars to have broadcast rights to the NFL, NHL and NBA. Do you think Fox is going to say...

    "Woops, an overtime game between Team X and Team Y is going to run over into King of the Hill's spot...so let's dump the game on Network Z?"

    If you do, you're dreaming.
     
  4. Walter C

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    60 Minutes still gets good ratings, so I don't see CBS ever shortening it. Hard to believe, after being on the air for almost 40 years.
     
  5. Bryan Krantz

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    There already is one all-sports network, ESPN (and ESPN2). There are a lot of people who like to watch sports on TV, particularly free TV so sports will continue to air. I am glad the networks continue to air sports so that I am not forced to pay for each viewing. And if there is another "Heidi" game....
     
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    What does this have to do with DVDs?
     
  7. DeathStar1

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    Aww crap, I posted it in the wrong forum...

    Meant to post it in the TV HDTV Programing forum...
     

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