A new over-the-air digital subchannel network is scheduled to begin service this evening. According to Wikipedia, Quest will carry travel, historical, science and adventure-focused documentary and reality series aimed at adults between the ages of 25 and 54.
In its first week, Quest will show old episodes of Dogfights, Modern Marvels, and Ice Road Truckers (which all first aired on the History Channel), Swamp Loggers, Storm Chasers, Flying Wild Alaska, and Auction Kings (Discovery Channel), and Most Daring (TruTV). They’ll be packaged as eight-hour segments repeated three times each weekday, which was how Decades rolled when it launched before it shifted to a more typical programming day.
These were the kind of shows that I used to watch with my kid after coming home from grade school a decade ago. In fact, considering their age, these might be some of the actual episodes we watched. It’s nice to have another free TV network with a fresh approach. Now if we can just get someone to resurrect The Tube.