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Old 11-01-06, 08:08 PM  
angel nee nee
Join Date: Mar 2003
FirTV and Discovery Health... are they the same thing?

I'm curous... I heard when FitTV used to be discovery health. (Discovery health turned into FitTV.)

I do not have a cable right now, and when I called a cable company in my area, I asked if they have FITTV, and they said no, but they do have discovery health. Are they the same thing?
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Old 11-01-06, 08:16 PM  
Join Date: Aug 2005
Discovery Channel owns Fit TV and Discovery Health, two separate channels, at least on my cable system.
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Old 11-01-06, 08:18 PM  
angel nee nee
Join Date: Mar 2003
Bad news for me.
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Old 11-01-06, 09:09 PM  
Join Date: Feb 2002
Not at all the same thing. Discovery Health has shows on plastic surgery, childbirth, emergency rooms, and so on. FitTV has a handful of exercise shows (Cathe, Gilad, Sharon Mann and a couple others) and shows on diets, fitness equipment, athletic training and performance (I've never watched those programs, I've only seen them in the channel lineup).

I don't think FitTV is all that great, they're repeating the same shows all the time. I've seen just about everything I want to see on it, and the workouts are always the same few ones.
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Old 11-02-06, 09:44 AM  
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: S. Illinois
Cable and satellite companies will do that!!

When I was shopping for a satellite company to replace cable, I didn't see Fittv listed in a package I was considering. When I asked about it, I was told that 'such-and-such' (don't remember the name of channel) was the same as Fittv. But when I did some online research, it turned out to be a shopping channel!! I was really mad that either they lied or they don't know their own product. Obviously, I didn't sign on with that company.

And, yeah, I agree that Fittv is not ALL THAT! It will get repetitive after you've watched it a few weeks. But then, occasionally they do offer a new program. I remember when we were all excited about All Star Workouts--and then Namaste Yoga.

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Old 11-02-06, 11:36 AM  
Jane P.
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Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Colorado Springs
I don't think Fit TV is worth it either. I was quite hooked on it when I first got it but it got old fast. I would rather spend my money on quality dvds that I choose for myself or even a gym membership.
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Old 11-02-06, 02:13 PM  
Join Date: Jun 2004
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I only tune into FitTV to see whose workout show is on, who is leading "All Star Workouts" (hopefully Kendall Hogan or Jennifer Galardi); for some reason, I am drawn to "The Craze," like a train-wreck!

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