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MTV starts Gay/Lesbian network for regular cable
Yahoo News ^ | Tue Feb 10, 7:00 PM ET | JOHN DEMPSEY

Posted on 02/11/2004 7:27:43 AM PST by Dan12180

MTV Networks revs up gay-themed Outlet

NEW YORK (Variety) --- MTV Networks, buoyed by positive talks with top cable operators, has begun stepping up the planning for Outlet, a 24-hour network aimed at gays and lesbians.

In development for more than two years, Outlet failed to launch in 2002 because MTV had brought in sister network Showtime to market it as a pay channel.

When that strategy didn't pass muster with cable operators, Showtime bowed out of the picture and MTV repositioned Outlet as an ad-supported, digital, basic cable network.

But with that repositioning, MTV has had to change its programming blueprint to lifestyle shows rather than hard-edged series and movies that push the boundaries of content. Outlet will likely become a part of MTV's the Suite lineup (consisting of MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon).


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We used to watch MTV but the programing became so raunchy it was embarrasing to watch.
1 posted on 02/11/2004 7:27:47 AM PST by Dan12180
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To: Dan12180
Bttt
2 posted on 02/11/2004 7:30:11 AM PST by DoctorMichael (Thats my story, and I'm sticking to it.)
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To: Dan12180

3 posted on 02/11/2004 7:32:17 AM PST by Constitution Day (Eschew exclamatory abuse.)
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To: Dan12180
The M in MTV no longer stands for music.
4 posted on 02/11/2004 7:34:07 AM PST by Dataman
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To: Dan12180
Outlet will likely become a part of MTV's the Suite lineup (consisting of MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon).

Why don't they just merge it with Nickelodeon?

5 posted on 02/11/2004 7:34:45 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Dan12180
Yet another reason I'm happy we don't get cable.

Why pay to have poison pumped into your living room?

(steely)

6 posted on 02/11/2004 7:39:58 AM PST by Steely Tom
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To: Steely Tom
Exactly, Steely.

I only get basic "cheap bastard" cable, to facilitate cable internet. (it's more expensive to get JUST internet than it is to get basic cable and internet)

Anyway, I've wanted to upgrade the service to get FNC, but I can't bring myself to do it because I know that a portion of the monthly bill will go to MTV.
7 posted on 02/11/2004 7:52:45 AM PST by RepublicansForDean
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To: Dan12180
All Indigo Girls, all the time?
8 posted on 02/11/2004 7:55:00 AM PST by Redcloak (Mirab, his sails unfurled.)
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To: Dan12180
The time has come to DEMAND a la carte cable programming. I don't want to pay for this crap - "packaged" or not.
9 posted on 02/11/2004 8:02:35 AM PST by AngryJawa (It Is Not One World...)
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To: Dan12180
I can't understand all of the programming geared around the homosexual lifestyle. It is as if they are trying to sell this lifestyle to the rest of us. It is a lifestyle constantly pushed on all channels (except espn) today. It is in movies, on sitcoms, special stand up presentations, etc. It is all over the place.

Yet, the homosexual population is some extremely low number (2% guess, not accurate). It is clear that they want that number to grow!
10 posted on 02/11/2004 8:09:28 AM PST by CSM (Council member Carol Schwartz (R.-at large), my new hero! The Anti anti Smoke Gnatzie!)
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To: CSM
It is pushed by ESPN too. Did you see the show Playmakers? Some of the episodes dealt with a homosexual player on the football team hiding his sexual preferences.
11 posted on 02/11/2004 8:13:37 AM PST by VA_Gentleman
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To: VA_Gentleman
I forgot about that! You got me! How about exclusion of FNC?
12 posted on 02/11/2004 8:15:01 AM PST by CSM (Council member Carol Schwartz (R.-at large), my new hero! The Anti anti Smoke Gnatzie!)
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To: CSM
Hollywood, and in particular Viacom, owners of MTV, etc is run by the Lezbian-Gay Mafia.

Pushing down your throat is exactly what they want.

It has been the great crusade of the left, and its causes, to gain control of the people by brain washing them through the Mass Media

13 posted on 02/11/2004 8:18:43 AM PST by uncbuck (Sumner Redstone is the anti-christ.)
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To: uncbuck
I just emailed my local cable General Manager and asked about this...telling her if they add the homosexual channel, I will drop cable and go to satellite........
14 posted on 02/11/2004 8:36:09 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Abortion: Big people killing little people)
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To: Dan12180
Outlet will likely become a part of MTV's the Suite lineup (consisting of MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon).

So if parents want to get nickelodeon for their children they'll have to buy it as part of a package containing a fairy porno channel?

15 posted on 02/11/2004 8:37:05 AM PST by GOPcapitalist
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To: CSM
I can't understand all of the programming geared around the homosexual lifestyle. It is as if they are trying to sell this lifestyle to the rest of us. It is a lifestyle constantly pushed on all channels (except espn) today. It is in movies, on sitcoms, special stand up presentations, etc. It is all over the place. Yet, the homosexual population is some extremely low number (2% guess, not accurate). It is clear that they want that number to grow!

The homos are definately recruiting. Its the only way of self-preservation for them since they for the most part do not procreate offspring of their own to corrupt. Darwinian theories, so adamantly embraced by the left in everything else, tell us that which is not given to procreation and thus self preservation tends not to continue. Thus the homosexual lifestyle would die out in a few generations if they did not recruit for it among the unsuspecting normal people. It's disgusting and now, evidently, if a parent wants to get Nickelodeon for the kids he has to buy a package with the homo channel on it. Disgusting.

16 posted on 02/11/2004 8:43:57 AM PST by GOPcapitalist
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To: uncbuck
"...Pushing down your throat is exactly what they want..."

Pushing what down our throats? I do hope that it doesn't come to a literal meaning. This ca-ca has GOT TO STOP!!!!!

Back in the 80's, there were movements here about ending apartied (sp) in South Africa. How about ending the apartied here. As was mentioned in this thread, the homosexual population in this country is between (an estimate) 2 and 8%. Why does the remaining 92% have to be forced into accepting this aborant lifestyle? Stop it before it gets any worse.
17 posted on 02/11/2004 8:47:14 AM PST by NCC-1701 (GIVE US BACK LOGO-FREE TV!!!!!)
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To: Gopher Broke
I would imagine that the satellite companies would carry this channel as well.
18 posted on 02/11/2004 8:51:12 AM PST by GulliverSwift (Saddam's WMD were sold/hidden while we were bogged down at the UN.)
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To: CSM
While some of this may be "lifestyle indoctrination," a lot of what's going on here is being done for the purpose of targeted advertising. Homosexuals (men, in particular) make - and spend - a lot of money and, therefore, constitute a highly coveted target audience for advertisers. A "Gay Channel" will carry some of the highest ad rates found on cable. You can bank on it.

Yet another reason I don't watch television.
19 posted on 02/11/2004 8:55:37 AM PST by NCPAC
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To: Dan12180
This channel will not last very long. Two or three years at best. Financially it just won't work.
20 posted on 02/11/2004 9:02:10 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
See post #19.
21 posted on 02/11/2004 9:05:49 AM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: Dan12180
MTV Networks, buoyed by positive talks with top cable operators, has begun stepping up the planning for Outlet, a 24-hour network aimed at gays and lesbians.

Outlet? Interesting choice of names for a group of people that can't tell an outlet from an input.

22 posted on 02/11/2004 9:06:00 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Dan12180
Like regular MTV was not enough for pushing the gay agenda?
23 posted on 02/11/2004 9:10:20 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
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To: Dan12180
Outlet will likely become a part of MTV's the Suite lineup (consisting of MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon).

Bundling a queer station with a kid's station?

Nothing wrong with that...Nope. Not a thing.

24 posted on 02/11/2004 9:19:55 AM PST by Spiff (Have you committed a random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: CSM
It is as if they are trying to sell this lifestyle to the rest of us.

Ya Think?

Like schools and lawyers, Hollywierd has been overrun by the gay agenda. I look for this channel to last maybe a year or two on it's own. I can't see advertising alone keeping it alive. The gays will scream to DC that the Outlet (is that a veiled euphemism for an anus?) Channel should be subsidized like CSPAN.

25 posted on 02/11/2004 9:21:42 AM PST by hattend
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To: AngryJawa
I don't want to pay for this crap - "packaged" or not.

I don't want to get this channel for free.

26 posted on 02/11/2004 9:25:53 AM PST by pepperhead (Democrats 3H attack plan for 04... He lied, Halliburton, and Hitler.)
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To: GSWarrior
Less than that if every advertiser they sign up is boycotted.
27 posted on 02/11/2004 9:31:53 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: CSM
It is a lifestyle constantly pushed on all channels (except espn) today. It is in movies, on sitcoms, special stand up presentations, etc. It is all over the place.

Yeah and even if you try and get away from it they wont let you. Try looking at your favorites on Amazon DVD. Try and get the Gay & Lesbian selection removed. I don't care if people want to be gay but I don't want anything to do with it. I don't want to be around them, don't want to see it on TV especially when my nephew is in the same room.

28 posted on 02/11/2004 9:32:39 AM PST by pepperhead (Democrats 3H attack plan for 04... He lied, Halliburton, and Hitler.)
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To: philetus
Better yet if this thing ever gets on basic cable tell your friends to call up the local offices and demand they come out to your house and completely the block reception of this channel. If they don't tell them they just lost a costumer.
29 posted on 02/11/2004 9:38:54 AM PST by pepperhead (Democrats 3H attack plan for 04... He lied, Halliburton, and Hitler.)
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To: gathersnomoss
High ad rates + a very small target audience = a losing proposition, IMO.
30 posted on 02/11/2004 9:46:31 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Dan12180
a 24-hour network aimed at gays and lesbians.

But we outlaw cigarette advertising on television.

31 posted on 02/11/2004 9:49:57 AM PST by Flyer (Don't help elect a Democrat!)
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To: Dan12180
You do realize that the basic cable option package includes MTV rather you want it or not. How do you think MTV gets paid.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could opt out of MTV in cable subscriptions. Bet MTV would disappear real quick.
32 posted on 02/11/2004 9:52:16 AM PST by snooker
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To: Dan12180
If I had kids, I swear 99% of the channels would be locked.
33 posted on 02/11/2004 9:58:30 AM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Outlet? Interesting choice of names for a group of people that can't tell an outlet from an input.

That's what I was gonna say. They've named their channel after their favorite thing -- the anus.

SD

36 posted on 02/11/2004 10:14:13 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Dan12180
"MTV starts Gay/Lesbian network.."

I thought we already had VH1.
37 posted on 02/11/2004 10:19:20 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (2 Corinthians 5:17)
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To: AngryJawa
The time has come to DEMAND a la carte cable programming

I agree. I'm not ready to give up my "Andy Griffith" and "I Love Lucy" reruns, as well as other channels I enjoy, yet I'm being held hostage by my cable company to pay for the trash.

38 posted on 02/11/2004 10:22:44 AM PST by LisaMalia (In Memory of James W. Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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To: GOPcapitalist
Disney / ABC / Viacom produce Pro-Gay sitcoms, movies and channels at a financial loss. Their goal isn't profit, it's recruitment and to keep pounding theiir beliefs down the public's throat.

They use the money earned through their family-friendly programs and movies to finance the seedy stuff that no person in their right mind would support.

The only way to stop them from producing the gay stuff is by boycotting ALL their product lines, even the wholesome "family" products. All my children's aunts and uncles know not to send any toy / game / movie with the Disney / Viacom / Paramount label.

Follow the money.
39 posted on 02/11/2004 10:29:24 AM PST by RepublicansForDean
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To: TonyRo76
YES!! I've been saying for years, I'd love it if someone somehow developed a cable service where we could pick channels à la carte and be charged based on the combination selected...just like a restaurant menu.

I wish dish network would let you drop CNN or CNBC for FNC. That cheap package looks good except for the exclusion of Fox. Still thinking of leaving cable but a better selection in the basic packages would make it easier.

40 posted on 02/11/2004 10:29:36 AM PST by pepperhead (Democrats 3H attack plan for 04... He lied, Halliburton, and Hitler.)
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To: AngryJawa
"The time has come to DEMAND a la carte cable programming. I don't want to pay for this crap - "packaged" or not" I agree, I would love to get the Golf Channel but I just can't justify the extra cost.
41 posted on 02/11/2004 10:31:38 AM PST by TBall
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To: TonyRo76
LOL! Spot on.
42 posted on 02/11/2004 10:33:22 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Dan12180
Homosexuals don't reproduce, they recruit. And what better way to recruit (your children) than to have a 24 hour a day audience on 3 or 4 networks targetted to youth where nothing negative related to the homosexual lifestyle is ever presented -- No AIDS, no STD's, no psychological issues, no public health issues ... just 24 hours a day of fathion conthious flowers and pinkness, and celebrations of fruitless sex. And propaganda about the necessity of "hate crime" laws, i.e., thought crime laws.

Fabulous!
43 posted on 02/11/2004 10:33:43 AM PST by spodefly (Fulfill your civic responsibilities -- vote for the lesser of two evils.)
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To: VA_Gentleman
Did you see the show Playmakers? Some of the episodes dealt with a homosexual player on the football team hiding his sexual preferences.

Here is the reason. Someone thinks they are a good writer, producer, or director. But they actually suck. So what are 3 of the lowest common denomonators used? Sex, violence, and now, homosexuality. These spearhead programming due to the lack of creative ideas, thought, or morals.

44 posted on 02/11/2004 10:36:36 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 2 month old son with Down's)
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To: Steely Tom
Yet another reason I'm happy we don't get cable. Why pay to have poison pumped into your living room?

In one sense I do agree with you. But I have to tell you, I do get cable and here is why. I love watching the old programs on tvland. The quality shows like Jackie Gleason, etc. Extremely creative humor with morals. Actual thought accompanied with talent. I also watch speciality programming for my new gift to myself, my HDTV. I spend a little extra for digital cable to watch creative programming, visually stunning shows. No sex, no violence, just the wonders of our world.

45 posted on 02/11/2004 10:40:19 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 2 month old son with Down's)
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To: pepperhead
I have Dish Network and I have FNC. At least I think I have FNC...isn't that the channel 'Hannity and Colmes' is on?
46 posted on 02/11/2004 10:40:34 AM PST by hattend
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To: hattend
I have Dish Network and I have FNC. At least I think I have FNC...isn't that the channel 'Hannity and Colmes' is on?

Yes that is the channel. Don't think I could live with out Brit Hume's show. But it isn't on the super cheap package. I don't watch that much TV if I want to watch a movie I watch one of my DVD's.

47 posted on 02/11/2004 10:51:59 AM PST by pepperhead (Democrats 3H attack plan for 04... He lied, Halliburton, and Hitler.)
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To: pepperhead
Ahhh...yeah, I have the 'America's top 150' package...although I have probably 70 channels deleted on my tuner menu, including MTV.
48 posted on 02/11/2004 10:55:37 AM PST by hattend
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To: Dan12180
a 24-hour network aimed at gays and lesbians.

I thought Bravo and Trio already were. Seems to be an awful lot of homosexual content on those channels.

49 posted on 02/11/2004 11:43:41 AM PST by workerbee
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To: Dan12180
It will not succeed, )unless they have programming featuring lipstick lesbians, if you know what I mean), because there's just not enough of them to make this a profitable venture.
50 posted on 02/11/2004 11:45:26 AM PST by Hildy
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