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Saturday, December 17, 2011

KSL 5.2 Forced To Drop NBC-US, Will Carry LiveWell Network

KSL-US 5.2 becomes LiveWell, 1/1/2012
UPDATE: as of January 1, 2014, KSL 5.2 is now Cozi-TV.
Story HERE:

For those of you that have not heard, NBC-Universal Sports is becoming a pay TV network, and it's being pulled from all affiliate stations on January 1, 2012. You expected this sort of shenanigans when Comcast merged with NBC/Universal, didn't you? So, one of the few broadcast TV sports networks is becoming Comcast's answer to the ESPN juggernaut. Lots of luck with that, Comcast. NBC-US's lineup is no competition for ESPN, who pretty much "own" most major league sports. If you're a sports fan and a "cable cutter" your choices are limited. There's America One (A1), showing some international and less popular sports (A1 is seen locally on KUTA-LD channel 8.1) and... well, that's it. Whatever is left of professional sports free OTA is on the "Big 4" - ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, showing whatever ESPN and Comcast don't own the rights to. Not being a big sports fan I, for one, will not miss NBC-US on 5.2 - except I did enjoy having an extra channel of coverage during the Olympics when NBC has Olympics broadcast rights.

So KSL 5.2 digital will now become a LiveWell Network affiliate.
 What's the LiveWell Network? From what I can see, it's closest analog is a combination of HGTV, DIY, the Food Network, the Travel Channel and PBS Create, all rolled into one. From LWN's "about" page:
The Live Well Network -- the broadcast, online and wireless service for digital TV channels in the U.S. -- is your destination for lifestyle television. One of the fastest growing digital networks, the Live Well Network offers a wide range of entertainment-based programs, including home decorating, fashion and beauty, food, health, outdoor adventures, travel and finance. The programs are hosted by a team dedicated to inspiring viewers with easy tips and great ideas. The network's website features a variety of resources, including hundreds of recipes, expert advice and complete video of each episode.
The Live Well Network is operated by ABC Owned Television Stations Group. It is available in over 40-percent of the U.S.

Live Well Network Shows:
Live Big with Ali Vincent - Host Ali Vincent -- first female winner of the 'Biggest Loser' -- goes on a personal journey around the country to help others discover their true selves.
Mirror/Mirror - Rebecca Spera shows off the latest trends in the beauty, health and fashion industries while hunting for bargains, indulging her passion for flamboyant accessories and customizing wardrobes.
Motion - Mountaineer Greg Aiello travels across America, taking in the scenery, visiting special attractions and learning about the history of the region he is visiting.
Let's Dish - International culinary instructor Christopher Koetke cooks up great and easy meals while showcasing tricks of the trade.
Deals - Host Kat Cosley undercovers secrets and gives tips to getting the very most for your shopping dollars.
Home with Lisa Quinn - Great home decorating and makeovers from interior designer Lisa Quinn.
Mary Talks Money - Financial journalist Mary Caraccioli helps viewers take real control of their finances.
Steven and Chris - Two top designers -- Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman -- showcase the latest in food, fashion and home with a live studio audience.
Mexico: One Plate at a Time - Chef, author and teacher Rick Bayless visits various sites around Mexico and samples the local cuisine, then introduces his own versions of the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine to liven up everyday cooking.
Laura McKenzie's Traveler - Award-winning travel enthusiast and host Laura McKenzie traverses around the globe while using her knowledge of various cultures to find the most affordable rates and breathtaking destinations for viewers looking to pursue their dream vacations.
Good Cookin' with Bruce Aidells - Join world renowned Chef Bruce Aidells and his traditional style of cooking as he dishes on the tastes and flavors of your favorite foods!
On The Red Carpet - Hosts Chris Balish and Rachel Smith provide viewers front row access to premieres, award shows and special events, movie star interviews and more.
Children's Programming - The Live Well Network airs a variety of programming for kids.

1 comment:

  1. Is it easy to run an ota signal through a DVR? I've only had a DVR with Comcast but can't live without it now.


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