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 on: April 20, 2017, 05:09:40 PM 
Started by farley2k - Last post by Bullwinkle
I had no idea about that.   eek

 on: April 20, 2017, 05:03:55 PM 
Started by EngineNo9 - Last post by EngineNo9
As the title says, Saints Row 2 is currently free on GOG for the next ~48 hours along with a Deep Silver sale:

It's kind of weird how you claim it...go to this page and click "Get It Here" and then on the next page you have to click to claim it on the banner ad type thing to add it to your account.

 on: April 20, 2017, 04:56:59 PM 
Started by farley2k - Last post by Isgrimnur
TV Insider

Viewers watching ABC Family at 11/10c encounter one of TV’s most jarring program transitions. That’s when the network flips from edgy, young fare, like Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters and upcoming new series Shadowhunters, to the televangelism of The 700 Club’s Pat Robertson.

It’s TV whiplash, and even as ABC Family changes its name to Freeform on Jan. 12, there’s little the network and parent Disney/ABC can do about it.

“They don’t promote it, they don’t lead up to it,” one insider says of how Disney/ABC deals with 700 Club. “It’s just this little island. They treat it like an infomercial.”

ABC Family/Freeform began in 1977 as CBN, part of Robertson’s religious mission. By the late 1980s, the channel had gone mainstream and adopted the name The Family Channel. The network became too profitable to remain a part of Robertson’s nonprofit CBN, and was spun off in 1990 as International Family Entertainment.

At the same time, CBN and IFE struck a deal to keep The 700 Club on the network in desirable time slots. Robertson sold the Family Channel to Fox Kids in 1997, keeping the stipulation that CBN can program The 700 Club on the channel, no matter its name, in perpetuity.

When Disney/ABC bought Fox Family Channel for $5.3 billion in 2001, it too was saddled with that agreement. The deal says The 700 Club can’t be buried in the middle of the night, but must air during certain dayparts.

The 700 Club airs in the morning at 10/9c and nightly at 11/10c. That late night slot, in particular, has become a desirable time period for cable networks–but with The 700 Club there, it prevents ABC Family/Freeform from developing a late night franchise.
According to insiders, Disney has approached Robertson in the past about buying him out and removing 700 Club from ABC Family. But the price he’s requesting is astronomical. CBN’s most recent tax audit claims that its airtime on ABC Family/Freeform is worth $42.4 million annually. CBN pays Disney/ABC around $1.2 million a year to cover the direct costs incurred by ABC Family for giving up the program time.

A nonprofit religious organization, CBN’s total assets are worth more than $320 million. “It’s shocking how much money they make off that show,” says one insider. “They are tough, shrewd businessmen.”

 on: April 20, 2017, 04:52:39 PM 
Started by farley2k - Last post by Isgrimnur
But do they still have to show The 700 Club?

 on: April 20, 2017, 04:24:28 PM 
Started by farley2k - Last post by Bullwinkle
IIRC, Freeform is what replaced ABC Family.

 on: April 20, 2017, 03:34:47 PM 
Started by farley2k - Last post by EngineNo9

Quote from: farley2k on April 19, 2017, 08:42:09 PM

Marvel's Cloak and Dagger.

Nice to see that they aren't sticking entirely with Netflix.  I have no idea where you watch Freeform videos, but I saw something else about that recently as well.

 on: April 20, 2017, 02:46:48 PM 
Started by EngineNo9 - Last post by Lordnine
The open beta kicks off tomorrow.  Who shall join my crusade against the lesser races?

 on: April 20, 2017, 01:16:08 PM 
Started by farley2k - Last post by Soulchilde

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 19, 2017, 09:53:39 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 19, 2017, 08:42:09 PM

Marvel's Cloak and Dagger.

I'm a big fan of these characters, but yawn.

I'm fairly optimistic.   Hopefully they won't stray to far from the source material

 on: April 20, 2017, 01:02:25 PM 
Started by farley2k - Last post by Purge
I've put up with Iron Fist (and Luke Cage's second half of season 1).

So, you know, I'll watch this. :/

 on: April 20, 2017, 12:36:39 PM 
Started by farley2k - Last post by MonkeyFinger
Ha... there's basically a trophy for falling asleep while playing this game. Well, technically, when the screen-saver kicks in.  icon_smile

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