NBCUniversal is replacing Style Network with Esquire Network with programming for the “modern man.” The new network premiered Sept. 23 on BendBroadband channel 181 and 781 in HD.
The Esquire Network focuses on entertainment and lifestyle programming that champions the pursuit of a well-played life. Esquire shows cover everything — sports and recreation, gadgets, travel and adventure, relationships, politics and talk.
Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, says the Style Network pursued the same demographic as Bravo, E! and Oxygen, which are also part of NBCUniversal’s programming portfolio. The Esquire Network, Hammer says, is set apart from networks skewed to women. It focuses on an audience dominated by upscale men — a demographic Esquire calls the “modern man.”
Esquire Network programming includes “Knife Fight,” an underground, after-hours cooking competition show; “Brew Dogs,” a show about extreme beer brewing; “The Getaway,” a celebrity-fronted travel show; and repeats of network shows such as “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Burn Notice” and “Parks and Recreation.”
Esquire Network is a partnership between NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazine. You will find Esquire Network on BendBroadband channel 181 in SD and 781 in HD.