24 Apr '12, 7pm
Dogs Acquire 24/7 TV Channel
Come on, admit it. You always knew the day was coming when dogs would have their own television channel . Now, it’s a reality. Commercial and rerun-free DOGTV is currently offered to cable subscribers in San Diego, with a national launch planned in the near future. For about $4.99 a month, people gain access to content with visual and auditory aids that are tailor-made for dogs. It seems that not only do dogs watch TV (more than 6,000 videos of them doing so presently air on YouTube) — they may even enjoy it. Nearly 50 percent of all dogs surveyed by the American Kennel Club and Iams Co. showed some interest in the small screen. According to the DOGTV’s website, research indicates that dogs feel better in the company of TV, especially when the right content is on. They state that DOGTV is “the ideal babysitter for ‘home alone’ dogs.” The channel provides three types of pro...