Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Trio (or TRIO) was an American cable and satellite television channel.
The network was originally owned and operated jointly by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Power Broadcasting Inc. (a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada) as a venue for airing the CBC's arts, culture and entertainment programming in the U.S. It was sold to USA Networks in 2000, and was subsequently transferred to Vivendi Universal and later NBC Universal.
With the slogan, "pop, culture, TV," Trio programming under Vivendi/NBC Universal ownership focused on television as a cultural tool and artform.
In January 2005, DIRECTV dropped Trio, eliminating about two-thirds of the homes that could receive the network. On November 21, 2005, NBC Universal announced that the Trio brand would be transferred to a broadband initiative under the Bravotv.com banner on January 1, 2006. Cable and satellite providers still carrying Trio were offered a new NBC Universal cable channel instead, Sleuth.
Battle of the Network Stars
The Dame Edna Experience
EGG, the Arts Show
Judy Garland Show Christmas Special
Kath & Kim
Late Night with David Letterman
Queen for a Day
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sessions at West 54th
Young People's Concerts Brilliant But Cancelled
Special airing of shows that flopped.
Pink Lady and Jeff'
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