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MavTV 318/598, Youtoo243 Blackbelt 319& Blue Hways 246 ALL being removed 12-31.
charliewatts
Contributor

MavTv, YouToo, Blackbelt TV and Blue Highways are all being removed from Verizon FiOS on 12/31.

Good riddance to all.  Never watched one of them.  Hope this means some better channels are coming.

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Re: MavTV 318/598, Youtoo243 Blackbelt 319& Blue Hways 246 ALL being removed 12-31.
steven113
Contributor

keep MAVTV 318/598 on the FIOSTV airwaves for NYC please you get rid of the others

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Re: MavTV 318/598, Youtoo243 Blackbelt 319& Blue Hways 246 ALL being removed 12-31.
Statistic
Enthusiast

**bleep** man, Blackbelt tv is one of my favorite channels.

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Re: MavTV 318/598, Youtoo243 Blackbelt 319& Blue Hways 246 ALL being removed 12-31.
Caps09
Specialist

I don't see anything stopping this. Verizon probably made the decision based on ratings vs. cost, and probably lots of requests for new channels they don't currently have room for. I think 3 foreign language channels are going too, and those probably have very few subscribers. While Verizon could add a couple HD channels that people have been clamoring for, they very well might add something no one is asking for and leave us scratching our heads as they have done in the past.

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Re: MavTV 318/598, Youtoo243 Blackbelt 319& Blue Hways 246 ALL being removed 12-31.
charliewatts
Contributor

I wonder if HLN HD, TVLAND HD and COOKINGCHANNEL HD are coming.

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film111
Specialist

@charliewatts wrote:

I wonder if HLN HD, TVLAND HD and COOKINGCHANNEL HD are coming.


Or FEARNet HD.  Also, the HALOGEN channel is being removed from the EXTREME package.

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doh1
Enthusiast

my notice only said you too and halogen are being removed on or about december 31. verizon has been removing channels at a pretty good clip lately. no new channel announcements though.

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dmc-mdc
Enthusiast

I just started watching Youtoo this weekend.   Really not a bad channel, but not sure that it shows anything that I can't find on YouTube or similar place.......well, other than the hostesses!

Seriously though, I don't think I can argue with them dropping the channel - most shows only show a short video clip (no more than a few minutes), back to the hostess, and then a couple of minutes of commercials!

In a way it's just as bad as YouTube making you watch a 15-30 ad before watching a 2 minute video.....and we thought TV was bad!

So, goodbye Shandi, Mikalah, and KipKay videos (and that stupid cat!)......catch you on the interwebs!

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Greg26001
Contributor

Viewership on these channels is infinitesimal.  They're going largely because Verizon is having to pay more and more money to sports providers. 

Youtoo I had some hope in, that it would recoup the old TechTV model.  While I think it's attempting that, the quality of talent on there is completely laughable.  The hosts are so bad. 

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