Skip to comments.Discovery launches first "ecotainment" channel (Planet Green)
Posted on 06/05/2008 11:09:01 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Could "green" become a new watchword in TV programming?
While the media companies have long been touting everything they're doing behind the scenes to become more environment-friendly, the message increasingly is seeping into their programming.
On Wednesday, Discovery Communications launches the first 24/7 eco-friendly network, Planet Green, which will take over the space occupied by Discovery Home Channel. That follows NBC Universal's second companywide "Green Week" in April -- featuring 100 hours of green-themed content airing across 42 NBC Universal brands and 28 Web sites -- with two more already planned for November and April.
Planet Green will launch with more than 250 hours of original programming, featuring a range of name talent in front of and behind the camera, including Leonardo DiCaprio, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, rocker Tommy Lee and rapper Ludacris. It officially kicks off at 6 p.m. with the entertainment newsmagazine "Hollywood Green With Maria Menounos," followed by the Tom Bergeron-hosted "Supper Club."
Planet Green president and GM Eileen O'Neill said it's the perfect time to launch an eco-friendly channel.
"Now is a critical time in our planet's health," she said. "There is a rally cry out there, and now we're really going to bring it into viewers' own homes to be the inspiration for them to make changes around their household and lifestyle."
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This new network has been pushed hard by the other networks with a liberal bent, including Mark Cuban's HDNet.
There were some very good home improvement shows on Discovery Home which are simpley "gone" for the sake of the envirowacko movement.
From the article:
O’Neill brushed aside any concerns about the network’s ability to reach those viewers who have yet to jump on the green bandwagon.
“Ecotainment is a new genre, and we have a lot of great content that’s very diverse,” she said. “We’re bringing green into the mainstream. We need to reach even more people so they see the entertainment value but also the green message. That’s what we’re all about.”
In other words, they’re going to program the ignorant masses.
It shows up on my dish tv guide as DJSC, right after DISC. It means Discovery Junk Science Channel.
Since nature abhors a vacuum, and the socialists/marxists have done their uttermost to undermine traditional Christianity, they must offer something else for humanity to worship—so one of their choices is Mother Gaia. For those for whom that’s too impersonal, they now offer Obamassiah. Something for everyone-as long as it’s not the God of the living Word.
I went to the Discovery Home website and got this trash:
Hey, if it gets some of Discovery Networks’ envirocrap off their other channels and concentrates it in one place for easier ignoring, I’m all for it.
In simpler terms: It’s a religion for those who don’t have one.
I’m hoping for the same thing, but the signs aren’t good.
The DIY Network was hyping Planet Green as well...and I’ve noticed the shows are talking more about the environment.
On a related note-I have loved watching the History Channel, and History International. But there have been too many either revisionist history, or anti-Christian shows on there lately, and I haven’t watched much lately. I hate that I get excited to have a perfectly good history channel to watch, but once I get hooked, the leftist agenda gets kicked in. I have seen shows that did everything but outright Christianity as a fairytale, but when they have a show about Islam, it’s treated with the greatest deference. If they’re going to propagate a viewpoint that religion is fairytales for the gullible, they could at least be consistent and apply the same standard to Islam that they apply to Christianity. I suppose, though they’d never admit it, that they know the Christians won’t threaten to cut their heads off for mocking Christians.
Honestly, I’ve been trying to think of ways I can cash in on this green trend too. Nothing would make me happier to take money from these idiots.
Hope they crash and burn and leave a big thick billowy smoky cloud of CO2 behind.
I was dissappointed to learn that “Holmes on Homes” wasn’t part of their new “green linup”, especially given that they only seem to have a few shows and they are repeating them constantly.
That’s for the OTHER people, silly.
Besides, they can just buy carbon credits.
From what I can tell, NONE of the old shows from Discovery Home will be on Planet Green.
Moonbats don’t like the competition.
The true believers are only the gullible public, the sheep. For the ones behind it, it’s just another tool in their arsenal. They don’t really believe it themselves, or if they do, they don’t really care. For some, it’s a means to more money and power. For others, it’s a political tool to use in the socialist (really, dictatorial) globalist take-over.
This is the reason we need “a la carte” options on DISH, DirecTV and cable.
No sense in paying for crap we don’t want.
It looks like Planet Green is going to be available in HD soon.
I think a lot of the people involved in Planet Green are true believers AND deceivers.
The article talks a lot about “The Message.”
It’s their self-fabricated “gospel.”
I booted that one off my DirecTV as soon as I saw it. Best thing to do with these “alternative entertainment” channels, and it does send a message to the carriers...
When will digital tv permit the home viewer to ONLY PAY for the channels (s)he wants to watch and financially support?
Even if you block a channel you still pay for it.
They reject the God of the living Word for the word(s) of the living “new god” (Obama).
"Green" is just the latest marketing strategy and folks are eating it up.
The Carbon Credits scam has been taken.
How about hemp rope bracelets so they can show they “care”?
They would even be biodegradable unlike the rubber plastic braclets.
Is there a way to permanently delete the channel or block it? And does DirectTV know that you have through its phone connection? I havent delved into it, since I spend most of my days and waking moments at night outside and may watch 2 hours of TV per week (except during College Football).
Is there a way to permanently delete the channel or block it? And does DirectTV know that you have through its phone connection? I haven’t delved into it, since I spend most of my days and waking moments at night outside and may watch 2 hours of TV per week (except during College Football).
I was thinking of putting together and marketing a Global Warming Survival Kit. We could throw that in with the set as a “First 50 callers” bonus.
The industry doesn’t want you to opt out and they lobby the legislature to block any efforts to permit it.
Ultimately Big Media doesn’t like you tuning out.
They offer free subscriptions to their magazines at Best Buy with any purchase, they co-opt the “open marketplace” of music on Myspace (even independent local bands would see a percentage of their online sales going to the major corporations).
They want the public on the plantation getting the infotainment that they want you to consume.
Are they going to teach you to cook dirt and worship trees? Their motto is: All guilt all the time.
Amen. While I have not gone as far as deleting it from my channel list....I concur with everything else you say.
Somebody please tell me why conservatives are so anti environment. I am totally confused.
When I go fishing, I pick up my trash and the trash I see other (I guess conservatives) leave on the banks. I do not want a reward for it, it just makes me feel better that I can make a little difference.
I use, and have used for many years low wattage light bulbs, not for environmental purposes, but because they are cheaper on the wallet.
I use rechargeable batteries in all my stuff, not because of the environment (although that is a plus), but because it is cheaper than disposable batteries. I would guess I have saved close to $500 over the last 5 years using rechargeables.
A green channel will be welcomed by me, because of the information it will contain. I have a magic button on my remote that allows me to change the channels if a show does not catch my interest.
I guess the conservative movement is dedicated to screwing up the earth, based on remarks on this thread. Pigs live in their own filth.
I am doing everything that I can to become Green.
I never burn plastic or old 3-tab roofing shingles unless there is thick fog.
I never bury garbage on my property below the groundwater level.
Instead of using harsh chemicals to control weeds and wild blackberry brush, I use old motor oil...after all, it came from the ground, so I figure I am helping future generations with their oil needs.
Dog droppings go into the county ditch near where the damn liberal democrat California transplant lives. He’s never complained of the smell, but in all honesty, I think I scare him.
Anytime I need to dump the septic tank on my boat, I take a quick trip into Canadian waters.....they have always been green, they can afford a little pollution.
Ok....I really don’t do any of that, but the more the Gore-Nuts try to force their fantasy on us, and the longer it takes those clowns in Washington to DRILL for friggen oil, the more they risk that ornery folks like me are going to ignore ANYTHING they say.
It’s great scenery to view in HD, WITH THE SOUND OFF!!!
Can we earn carbon credits for watching any of their programs?
There is a HUGE difference between common sense conservation and enviorwackyism.
The Environmental movement a tool of the Left to stifle capitalism, enact restrictions on free markets and level the global “playing field.” The points made on this thread are correct: You give these people ANY concessions, they will take control of our lives.
I am an outdoorsman and a conservationist, as are most conservatives. You are being naive.
False teachings from the Goracle and his adoring minions of Gorons!
From hero to zero...this channel sucks BIG TIME!!!!!Still have HGTV DIY.....Hey lets do a conservative home channel!!!
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