Re: M2: MTV Plans New 'Flip Side' Channel

CobraBoy (
Mon, 8 Jul 1996 09:09:10 -0700

At 9:24 AM -0400 7/8/96, Rohit Khare wrote:
>July 8, 1996
>MTV Plans New 'Flip Side' Channel
>One of the cable television's defining networks, MTV, has decided to
>create a
>spin-off music channel called M2, focused more tightly on music and aimed at
>a slightly older audience.

I'm a little confused. Isn't this what VH-1 is? So MTV is youth, M2 is near
adult, VH-1 is adult?

>"This is how we play against the big boys, against all those other networks
>out there" Freston said. "We create a personality. By the time we're
>M2 will have a personality that everybody will recognize."

Excuse me?!?!?! Isn't this Viacom/Paramount? Aren't they one of the "big
boys?" Don't they own Music on television? What fuckin' assholes. This is
nothing more than their attempt, all be it lame as usual, to dominte and
bully the record companies into exclusives on broadcast rights to music
video in digital transmission. There half hearted attempt is all they need
to say, "hey Mr. Record company, we have an exclusive on that, you can't
provide anyone else with your video's or well piss all over your parade."

If you want to see the "quality" that MTV brings to the internet go to These pussy's don't even have the balls to put their lame chat
on the effnet. Or even fuckin' DAL net!

The more things change, they more they stay the same.



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