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From Deadspin, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution, comes this tidbit about Turner’s strategy for broadcasting three playoff baseball games in one day:

Note: If a game lasts longer than its scheduled 3 1/2-hour window, the next game will begin on TNT, then shift to TBS.

I don’t have a lot to add to this except to say that I lived in Atlanta for three years. I was a Comcast customer with basic cable and, as part of that deal, I got TBS, but not TNT.

And if I was living without TNT today, and was forced to miss part of my favorite team’s playoff game, I would be irate.

Fortunately, I now live in Tucson and have PREMIUM cable, including TBS, TNT, MTV, ESPN and Comedy Central. No HBO, but one step at a time, you know what I mean?

And if you’re one of those poor schmoes who is living with TBS but without TNT, just pray that none of the games run long.

One Response to “Not everyone has both TBS and TNT”

  1. Actually, tbs is no longer a local channel in Atlanta either. The local tbs channel has become Peachtree TV and tbs has moved up the dial and is only available to cable/dish subscribers. So anyone who has tbs should have TNT as well. It’s the people who don’t have cable who have problems – they won’t be seeing anything.

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