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Connecticut CREATETV - Now a SPORTS Channel

njmarshall55 Apr 11, 2012 12:01 PM

As of yesterday, Connecticut's CREATETV stations have reverted to sports programming, mostly local. Why can't they leave the good stuff alone? As if there aren't enough sports channels to watch???

Sorry for the venting. This really torques me off.

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  1. ttoommyy Apr 11, 2012 02:16 PM

    Well that's annoying isnt it. I hope our CREATE TV in NJ doesn't follow.

    1. paulj Apr 11, 2012 04:34 PM

      While I get CreateTV via cable, it is also available (in my area) as a subchannel of the local PBS station.

      e.g. for NY
      http://www.wliw.org/schedule/?channel...

      1. coney with everything Apr 12, 2012 05:48 AM

        I'd advise doing a bit of hunting--Comcast in my area likes to move stuff around, I believe for the sheer hell of it. Create is, as paulj noted, a substation of PBS so it's not like they actually changed their programming.

        If they thought Create wasn't popular enough, they'd move it into the 300s...in the middle of the porn and pay channels.

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          harrie Apr 12, 2012 11:15 AM

          The press release from CPTV says they'll use viewer feedback to incorporate the most popular Create programming into other CPTV channels; but the rest of the release certainly makes it sound like the channel is just plain gone from most of Connecticut. Okay, maybe not most, but a good chunk, including my area.

          http://www.cpbn.org/cptv-create-cable...

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            paulj Apr 12, 2012 11:35 AM

            So this is a change at the state PBS level, not the cable distributor.

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              harrie Apr 12, 2012 12:20 PM

              I guess; but some Comcast systems in Connecticut (Hartford, Middletown, Vernon) are carrying it. Maybe they're carrying a non-CT feed?

              I love the Whale and the UCONN Women, but I wish Sports and Create could at least timeshare a channel or something.

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                paulj Apr 12, 2012 01:10 PM

                CreateTV, at least as I get it, is one 6 hr block (2 of cooking) repeated through out the day.

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                  harrie Apr 12, 2012 01:35 PM

                  Same here; so why not run the cycle twice, and the other twelve hours run sports?

                  To be fair, I don't love every single cooking show on Create; I can do without Tommy Tang, and Caprial and John get a little too cutesy. But I definitely miss Messrs. Pepin and Keller, Sara Moulton and maybe even a tiny little bit, the Cooks Country people. I will miss the happy painting guy, too, but he's got nothing to do with food.

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