Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Interesting. Arch-rivals UPN and the WB are going to merge to form a new channel, the CW.

Both UPN and WB had struggled to compete against larger rivals in the broadcast TV business, including Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, News Corp.'s Fox, General Electric Co.'s NBC and CBS Corp.'s CBS.

The new network will launch in the fall, the executives said, and both UPN and WB will shut down.

Both the UPN and the WB have hosted great fantasy/horrow shows such as Angel and Buffy. Veronica Mars is on UPN , and although it is out of the scope of this blog, it is worth mentioning because it shows that the little networks can give some fans great television. Maybe the TV shows that come out of the partnership will be even better and stay longer on TV.


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