CHANNEL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHANNEL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sumo wrestler to swim across Bear Lake, twice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58329196-117/gneiting-amp-sumo-swim.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58329196-117/gneiting-amp-sumo-swim.html.csp">Sumo wrestler to swim across Bear Lake, twice</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIMMY HANCOCK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Idaho State Journal</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T22:08:23.358-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pocatello, Idaho • Kelly Gneiting has competed in the World Sumo Championships 10 times, is a five-time U.S. sumo champion, and also holds the world record for being the heaviest man to complete a marathon, which he did in 2011 at 400 pounds. It was about two years ago when a friend set him off on his latest athletic passion, swimming, and Gneiting eventually plans to swim the English Channel, a pinnacle accomplishment for endurance swimmers. “It was two years ago almost to the day when my good...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329196@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:08:23 MDT BYUtv meets TV critics, and gay question arises http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309550-223/byutv-critics-swofford-flats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309550-223/byutv-critics-swofford-flats.html.csp">BYUtv meets TV critics, and gay question arises</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:18:27.973-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beverly Hills, Calif. • BYUtv recently met members of the Television Critics Association, and the critics came away impressed. The Provo-based, LDS Church-owned channel presented itself and some of its programming at the TCA press tour — a semiannual gathering of critics from across the United States and Canada. It was the first time BYUtv appeared before the TCA, where critics are accustomed to seeing presentations from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, CNN, Discovery, HBO, Showtime and more. And it was...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309550@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:18:27 MDT Al-Jazeera America logs first anniversary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284245-79/jazeera-america-network-ajam.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284245-79/jazeera-america-network-ajam.html.csp">Al-Jazeera America logs first anniversary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BAUDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T09:43:14.403-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Al-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven’t watched much, you’re not alone. The news network has recorded some startlingly low ratings and recently shown signs of retrenchment with layoffs and by cutting some live newscasts. Al-Jazeera America has also won awards for its work, seen some recent audience growth and its chief executive insists a steady growth plan is on target. After several unsuccessful years trying to get its English-language...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582842452014-08-11T09:43:14.403-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T09:43:14.403-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284245@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:43:14 MDT SEC Network signs with DirecTV; Pac-12 Network still has not http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58260497-63/network-sec-directv-launch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58260497-63/network-sec-directv-launch.html.csp">SEC Network signs with DirecTV; Pac-12 Network still has not</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T16:43:02.267-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The SEC Network has proven that it is the biggest, baddest college-sports channel of them all. And it doesn't launch until next week.SECN has signed an agreement with DirecTV. That, along with Dish Network and most of the major cable companies, means that the new channel will launch on Aug. 14 in about 87 million households.That's nothing short of astonishing. And it speaks to a smarter strategy that ought to make its rivals sit up and take notice.The SEC Network charges one amount per subscribe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260497@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:43:02 MDT Rosenberg: How Sarah Palin could change the media, and why she won’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241443-82/palin-sarah-media-channel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241443-82/palin-sarah-media-channel.html.csp">Rosenberg: How Sarah Palin could change the media, and why she won’t</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alyssa Rosenberg</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T10:37:22.356-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I do not care very much about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s waning influence on American political life. But I confess an ongoing fascination with Palin as a media phenomenon. As she vacillates between the Fox News stints that keep her political clout alive and the reality television gigs that seem like a more natural fit for her talents, I always wonder whether this is the moment that she will commit to a single path. The debut of the Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based multimedia ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241443@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:37:22 MDT Why would anyone want to be ‘Naked and Afraid’? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58183218-223/naked-afraid-discovery-survival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58183218-223/naked-afraid-discovery-survival.html.csp">Why would anyone want to be ‘Naked and Afraid’?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T15:53:30.192-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 03:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beverly Hills, Calif. • There’s one big question hanging over the Discovery Channel series “Naked and Afraid” — why? Not “Why would Discovery do the show?” That’s obvious. Put naked people on TV — even with the private parts pixelated — and put “Naked” in the title and people will watch. The question is, “Why would the participants strip down and spend three weeks hungry, dirty, hot, cold and covered in bug bites?” “What I always say is, ‘This is who we are. This is what we are made of,’ ” said ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183218@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:53:30 MDT Pierce: Bad news for USU fans — SEC Network is struggling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158129-77/sec-network-directv-fans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158129-77/sec-network-directv-fans.html.csp">Pierce: Bad news for USU fans — SEC Network is struggling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T17:36:28.378-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah State football team opens its 2014 schedule at Tennessee, and the game will be televised on the brand-new SEC Network. It’s entirely possible that most Utahns won’t be able to see it. It’s highly likely that most Aggie fans around the country won’t, either. Despite the fact that the SEC fancies itself the biggest, baddest, best thing in college sports, the SEC Network is struggling to get distribution. Sound familiar? Like when the Mountain West Network — aka The Mtn. — struggled for s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158129@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:28 MDT Kittel wins Tour de France 3rd stage in London http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58156721-77/france-london-stage-kittel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58156721-77/france-london-stage-kittel.html.csp">Kittel wins Tour de France 3rd stage in London</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T17:26:25.942-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Marcel Kittel has led a sprint to win the 3rd stage of the Tour de France as cycling’s greatest race entered London for its last leg in England before crossing the English Channel to France. The German also won Stage 1 in a sprint. Rain in the City of London doused riders Monday at the end of the 155-kilometer (96-mile) ride from Cambridge toward the finish near Buckingham Palace. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retains the overall leader’s yellow jersey with a 2-second lead on the most likely ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581567212014-07-08T17:26:25.942-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T17:26:25.942-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156721@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:26:25 MDT