Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Destination: Planet Green

It's the latest in eco-tainment: a channel called Planet Green, sponsored by the Discovery channel. Do you know what this means? Now you can turn on your TV and watch green programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even without TiVo!

Remember when I blogged about the green rebuilding of Greensburg, Kansas after it was destroyed by a tornado? Well, there's a show all about it on this channel.

But it's not all building: they broadcast shows on all kinds of topics. Fashion & beauty, food & health, home & garden, tech & transport, travel & outdoors, work & connect are the headings listed on their webpage.

These TV marketing people are pretty slick. They've been broadcasting some of the shows from Planet Green (Greenovate, Wa$ted, etc.) on the regular Discovery channel just long enough to get people hooked... then they launch a separate channel and move all the green programs there. I wouldn't mind it so much if it were a channel I had access to! In Baltimore County, Planet Green is on channel 113 for Comcast subscribers. I guess it's time to upgrade my cable package.

Those of you who already have the fancy channels can check your local listings or the extensive Planet Green channel website for show times, descriptions, blogs, Q&A, and more. The website has an email newsletter and all kinds of stuff. Get your green on!

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