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Coming soon: Dog TV

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Batman, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    New channel launching on Direct TV next month geared toward dogs. It'll feature short videos designed to keep them entertained while their owners aren't home, and also broadcast in a color palette geared toward a canine eye.
    There will also be self-help programs, but no word yet whether they'll expand the programming to include reruns of "Bones."

  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    My dog is already telling me she is old enough to watch the "after dark" programming.

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  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Let's say, as a long-shot hypothetical, this actually works: This programming can help reduce a dog's tendency for mischief when left indoors alone.

    If that's the extremely unlikely case, and I had a dog that was mischievous and had to be left alone indoors, wouldn't I just record 16 hours of the programming and then cancel my subscription? The dog's not going to know it's watching the same programming again.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    It's $5 a month. If you can't afford $5 a month, then you probably shouldn't have a dog.

    Which isn't to say that I'd pay for this (I wouldn't). But if your argument is why pay the money, then I'd say, why have a dog?
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    That's all well and good, but it would be much more entertaining for me as a dog owner to have dog agit TV.

    Just have nothing happen for a while. Then have someone on the channel knock on a door. Or blow on a vuvuzuela.

    Dog chaos ensues.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    No, I'm wondering how the company intends to continue its revenue in a fee based structure If no one has to pay the fee.

    I realize it's only $5, but why would you continue to pay $5 a month when don't have to? Being able to afford it isn't the issue.

    By the end of the first day, you've recorded all the content you need to keep the dog docile.

    Redbox movies only cost $1, but I'm not renting a movie for $1 if I have it recorded on my DVR.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Next on Dog TV:More hot, naked bitches.
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  8. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    You are overestimating the common sense of old, rich dog owners. And their ability to operate their own digital recording devices without calling a repair man.
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Who wants to get stoned and bark at the TV with me?
  10. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    A Pearl Harbor job in the snow, nonetheless. Priceless entertainment!
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  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    So if the dog spends too much time watching TV, is he going to tell his obedience teacher that his human ate his homework?
  12. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    If dogs attack cops, should we blame the violence in the programming?
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