Esquire and Universal HD going off the air

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but sadly we have no choice. Two channels—Esquire and Universal HD—are being pulled off the air by the programmer.

Yeah, we know it’s a bummer! Unfortunately though, we don’t have a say in the matter. NBC Universal has decided to end production of both channels. (For a bit more information about the Esquire take down, Variety has a good story.)

Esquire is going off the air June 28, 2017 (channel 352/1352) and Universal HD is going dark on July 14, 2017 (channel 1182).

Stay tuned for new channel announcements—we’re always working to bring you a great lineup!

About Missy Kellor

Missy works on the Corporate Communications team and reports stories to TDS employees and customers. This is right up her alley because she’s an extrovert and also a big fan of research (really, she’ll look up just about anything that strikes her interest). Missy is a native of Madison, Wis. with an undergraduate in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Life Sciences Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interest in the Internet as a mass media shaped her work towards a PhD in Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s also worked as an editorial assistant, copywriter, and production artist. In her off hours, Missy is a crafter, Pinterest addict, reader, wife, and mom of two kids.


2 Responses to Esquire and Universal HD going off the air

  1. Walt June 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

    Now where will I be able to watch a House marathon on Tuesdays?

    • Missy Kellor June 19, 2017 at 8:59 am #

      I wish I knew! My only thought would be to reach out to NBCUniversal and see if they plan to move that programming to one of their different channels.

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