Last week, our own Zach Honig spotlighted some of the weirder and more obscure cable channels that cable subscribers might find while channel surfing, including One America News Network and the American Heroes Channel. While I don't find every single channel on the list to be strange or redundant -- I happen to enjoy watching concerts on Palladia, for one thing -- it got me thinking about the oddities I've come across.
- Cozi - They show reruns of old shows from the '50s through the '80s, like The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hart to Hart and Knight Rider. Isn't most of this stuff on Netflix? (It is.) But my parents and my friends' parents watch Cozi regularly. However, I know my parents also watch Netflix (because we share an account). I guess there's a simple joy in turning on the TV and just watching whatever, instead of worrying about the paralysis of too many choices.
- ONE World Sports - They show badminton. And table tennis. And cricket. And holy crap, is that Japanese baseball! Yesssssssssss.
- Palladia - Actually, I don't think this channel's weird. I'm just gonna say I like Palladia because I enjoy watching concert films and music documentaries, since MTV and VH1 would rather show crappy teen reality shows rather than music. (And I can just go to YouTube for videos now, though discoverability isn't great.)
(Cord cutters need not apply.)