Bring Back The IMF Channel!
OVATION TV SERVICE LINE: 1-800-OVATION (682-8466) 212-672-4696 - Sales DCuffaro UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP: Daytime: 212-373-0600 Press 1 for Dial By Name CEO: David Renzer VP: Mike Sammis Remember Dish Network's International Music Feed channel? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Music_Feed IMF was one of the last music channels that actually played MUSIC instead of idiotic Reality TV shows, and not only was IMF all music - all the time, but they played music from every country, of every genre. I personally watched the channel for Japanese Music and came to know artists such as ANCAFE, Acid Android, and Hyde through this channel while stuck visiting relation in Ohio. When I got back to the West Coast, I didn't have Dish but I still frequented the IMF Message Boards and their Youtube channel. On July 18th, 2007 a thread was started by their web staff, announcing that a recurring music block would be launched featuring "a collection of music from Japan, including J-Rock and J-Pop," as a promotion for the upcoming show, IMF aired the "J-Rock Feed" segment which contained interviews with artists and fans from the J-Rock Revolution festival in Los Angeles. The actual show, referred to by staffer "imf_journey" as the "J Show" was planned to premier sometime in either October or November. Sadly, the IMF channel was abruptly bought out and replaced with "Ovation TV," so the planned segment focusing entirely on Japanese music never saw light of day. If you have any doubts about the validity of this statement, check this out. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IMF_J-Show_Wayback_Cap.gif http://web.archive.org/web/20071109152028/http://www.imf.com/ IMF's "J-Rock Feed" teaser, recorded at JRock Revolution in L.A. http://www.youtube.com/watchv=ZgJCUF7uLrg If you're still grieving over the loss of IMF like I am, MAKE YOURSELF HEARD. Call the numbers above, or make accounts on Ovation's forums expressing how much you miss International Music Feed! http://www.ovationtv.com/community/