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[[File:Panoramic-GTA4-television.jpg|thumb|338px|CNT channel on a television in Grand Theft Auto IV]]
   
''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' introduced the ability to watch '''television shows''' in most [[Safehouses in GTA IV|safehouses]], although this feature is largely useless in actual gameplay and, like radio stations, is more of a minor feature used to pass time and to round out the fictional world of GTA.
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''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' introduced the ability to watch '''television''' in most [[Safehouses in GTA IV|safehouses]], although this feature is largely useless in actual gameplay and, like radio stations, is more of a minor feature used to pass time and to round out the fictional world of GTA.
   
== Description ==
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==Description ==
Each television allows the player to watch up to 2-[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagship_%28broadcasting%29 flagship] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-air free-to-air] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_television terrestrial] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_networks television networks] such: ([[Weazel]] & [[CNT]]); however, the channels are not numbered, so finding a show is more or less coincidental. Most of the shows are running time-shifted, so while "I'm Rich" may be almost over on one channel, for example, it may just start on another.
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Each television allows the player to watch up to 2 television networks ([[Weazel]] & [[CNT]]); however, the channels are not numbered, so finding a show is more or less coincidental. Most of the shows are running time-shifted, so while "I'm Rich" may be almost over on one channel, for example, it may just start on another.
   
 
The feature is carried over to its episodic titles, including [[The Lost and Damned]] and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], with new shows and advertising added in. However, depending on whether the player opted for downloading episodic DLC or obtaining [[GTA IV Episodes|Episodes from Liberty City]], the availability of shows and ads from GTA IV in both episodic titles, like [[Radio Stations in GTA IV|radio stations]], varies between DLCs and Episodes from Liberty City:
 
The feature is carried over to its episodic titles, including [[The Lost and Damned]] and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], with new shows and advertising added in. However, depending on whether the player opted for downloading episodic DLC or obtaining [[GTA IV Episodes|Episodes from Liberty City]], the availability of shows and ads from GTA IV in both episodic titles, like [[Radio Stations in GTA IV|radio stations]], varies between DLCs and Episodes from Liberty City:
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While there is one television for each [[Safehouses in GTA IV|safehouse in GTA IV]], the player can only watch TV at the [[Lost MC Clubhouse]] in [[The Lost and Damned]] until "[[Get Lost]]", to which point the player has no legal means of watching television; in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], one TV is available in [[Luis' Apartment|Luis' safehouse]].
 
While there is one television for each [[Safehouses in GTA IV|safehouse in GTA IV]], the player can only watch TV at the [[Lost MC Clubhouse]] in [[The Lost and Damned]] until "[[Get Lost]]", to which point the player has no legal means of watching television; in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], one TV is available in [[Luis' Apartment|Luis' safehouse]].
   
GTA IV alludes that two other television networks, [[CCC]] and [[X]], exist in the in-game universe, but are unviewable.
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GTA IV alludes that two other television networks, [[CCC]] and X, exist in the in-game universe, but are unviewable.
   
 
==Viewable programs==
 
==Viewable programs==
In 2-[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagship_%28broadcasting%29 flagship] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-air free-to-air] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_television terrestrial] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_stations television stations] in [http://gta.wikia.com/Liberty_City_in_GTA_IV Liberty City] such:
 
 
===Weazel===
 
===Weazel===
[[Weazel]] is a parody of [[wp:Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox Broadcasting Company]] was [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language English] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagship_%28broadcasting%29 flagship] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-air free-to-air] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_television terrestrial] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_channel television channel] on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHF VHF] in normally tuned to 5 in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_television analog].
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[[Weazel]] is a parody of [[wp:Fox Broadcasting Company|Fox Broadcasting Company]] and features the following programing:
*''[[The Men's Room]]'' (With [http://gta.wikia.com/Bas_Rutten Bas Rutten] and [http://gta.wikia.com/Jeremy_St._Ives Jeremy St. Ives])
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*''[[The Men's Room]]'' (With [[Bas Rutten]] and [[Jeremy St. Ives]])
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*''[[Split Sides]] ''(both [[Ricky Gervais]] and [[Katt Williams]])
*''[[Split Sides]] ''(both [http://gta.wikia.com/Ricky_Gervais Ricky Gervais] and [http://gta.wikia.com/Katt_Williams Katt Williams]).
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*''[[Republican Space Rangers]]'' (Episode 6 is added in TLAD)
*''[[Republican Space Rangers]]'' (Episode 6 is added in TLAD).
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*''[[Venturas Poker Challenge]]''
*''[[Venturas Poker Challenge]]''.
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*''[[Weazel News]]'' Parody of fox news (Special report on the Motorcycle Menace) (TLAD)
*''[[Weazel News]]'' Parody of fox news (Special report on the Motorcycle Menace) (TLAD).
 
   
 
===CNT===
 
===CNT===
[[CNT]] is a parody of [[wp:CNN|CNN]] or [[wp:TNT|TNT]], possibly a combination of both as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Entertainment_Television China Entertainment Television] is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Entertainment_Television China Entertainment Television] was [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language English] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagship_%28broadcasting%29 flagship] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-air free-to-air] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_television terrestrial] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_channel television channel] on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHF VHF] in normally tuned to 8 in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_television analog].
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[[CNT]] is a parody of [[wp:CNN|CNN]] or [[wp:TNT|TNT]] and features the following programing:
*''[[I'm Rich]].''
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*''[[I'm Rich]]''
*''[[The Serrated Edge]]''.
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*''[[The Serrated Edge]]''
*''[[Princess Robot Bubblegum]]'' (TBOGT).
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*''[[Princess Robot Bubblegum]]'' (TBOGT)
*''[[A History of Liberty City]]''. The program comes in two parts: Part I in GTA IV, and Part II in TLAD and TBOGT.
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*''[[A History of Liberty City]]'' The program comes in two parts: Part I in GTA IV, and Part II in TLAD and TBOGT
   
==List of television stations in [http://gta.wikia.com/Liberty_City_in_GTA_IV Liberty City]==
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==Mentioned Programs==
In [http://gta.wikia.com/Liberty_City_in_GTA_IV Liberty City], there are 2-[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagship_%28broadcasting%29 flagship] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-air free-to-air] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_television terrestrial] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_networks television networks] such: [[Weazel]] & [[CNT]].
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*''[[72]]''
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*''Ether''
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*''[[Spittoon]]''
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*''How To Survive When There is A Suitcase Nuke On Your Train''
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*''[[Vinewood Cunts]]''
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*''Vacation Home Sluts''
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*''Terror Marathon''
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*''[[Crow|Crow Reunion in Iran]]''
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*''[[Weazel News]]'' (GTA IV and EFLC)
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*''Homo Erectus''
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*''[[Waning with the Stars]]''
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*''Undertaker'' (TBoGT)
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*''[[American Asshole]]''
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*''[[America's Next Top Hooker]]''
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*''Bad Girlz: Carwash Fundraiser''
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*''[[Boner]]''
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*''Conjoined Twins'' (Season 2 in TBoGT)
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*''Drunk Daddy and the Door''
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*''[[Fear The Dark Finger]]''
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*''Funeral Factor''
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*''[[Gold Diggers of Liberty City]]'' (TBoGT)
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*''[[Patriot 500]]''
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*''[[Shitty Singer Competition]]''
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*''[[Z Games]]''
   
In recent years, both [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagship_%28broadcasting%29 flagship] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-air free-to-air] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_television terrestrial] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_stations television stations] were allocated new frequency bands and extra bandwidth in addition under analog broadcast to the simulcast frequency band ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-frequency_network multi-frequency]) used for the original 2-[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_television analog] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-air free-to-air] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_television terrestrial] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_channels television channels].
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==Advertisements==
{| class="wikitable"
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*''[[Burger Shot]]''
!Channel № ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_television Analog])
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*''[[VIP Luxury Ringtones]]''
!Video Frequency ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHz MHz])
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*''[[Whiz]]''
!Audio Frequency ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHz MHz])
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*''[[Excelsior]]''
!Band
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*''[[Michael Graves]] campaign ad''
!Channel Name
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*''[[John Hunter]] campaign ad''
!Channel Content
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*''[[VIG Insurance]]''
!Language
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*''[[Pißwasser]]''
!Transmission
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*''[[Love-meet.net]]''
!Format
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*''[[Super Classy Touch Limo]]''
!Status
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*''[[Karin]] [[Dilettante]]''
!Launch Date
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*''[[Higgins Helitours]]''
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*''[[Cluckin' Bell]]''
|5
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*''[[Sully's Auto Mart]]''
|175.250
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*''[[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] recruitment''
|180.750
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHF VHF]
 
|[[Weazel]]
 
| rowspan="2"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-air Free-to-air]
 
| rowspan="2"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language English]
 
| rowspan="2"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_television Analog]
 
| rowspan="2"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SDTV SDTV]
 
| rowspan="2"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_television Terrestrial]
 
|1 May 1950
 
|-
 
|8
 
|196.250
 
|201.750
 
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHF VHF]
 
|[[CNT]]
 
|1 May 1951
 
|}
 
==Notes==
 
   
   
*Most of the TV shows appear to be made when the game was in it's [[Beta|beta]] stages.
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==Trivia==
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*Most of the commercials and shows appear to be made when the game was in it's [[Beta|beta]] stages.
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*Some of the shows and commercial contain clips from previous Rockstar games, such as, [[GTA San Andreas]], [[wp:Bully (video game)|Bully]], and [[wp:Red Dead Revolver|Red Dead Revolver]].  
 
*There is a glitch in [[The Lost and Damned]] that allows you to watch the TV even after the end of the game. Take a helicopter and land on the roof of [[Lost MC Clubhouse]]. Walk around to where the TV would be inside just under the roof, and you will be prompted to watch the TV. If you do this there is only 2 ways to get outside of the clubhouse: kill yourself, or reload an old save file. This glitch is fixed on Episodes from Liberty City.
 
*There is a glitch in [[The Lost and Damned]] that allows you to watch the TV even after the end of the game. Take a helicopter and land on the roof of [[Lost MC Clubhouse]]. Walk around to where the TV would be inside just under the roof, and you will be prompted to watch the TV. If you do this there is only 2 ways to get outside of the clubhouse: kill yourself, or reload an old save file. This glitch is fixed on Episodes from Liberty City.
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*Another way to watch TV in both the episodes and the main game if you haven't unlocked the [[Bohan Safehouse|Bohan safehouse]]. First you must travel over to [[Niko Bellic|Niko's]] Bohan safehouse. The front door will be locked and can't be opened but you can walk to the back entrance to enter the building into the safehouse and watch TV at any time.
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*The ability to watch TV within the game you are playing on your TV was mocked by Volition, the developers of the Saints Row series in [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVV3MrQ4SpY this] commercial for Saints Row 2.
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*The ability to watch TV returns in [[Grand Theft Auto V]], and plays a role in a specific [[Friend Request|mission]]. [[Michael De Santa]] is also commonly found watching TV during cutscenes or after [[Character Wheel|switching]] characters, and can watch TV under the player's control as well.
   
*Another way to watch TV in both the episodes and the main game if you haven't unlocked the Bohan safehouse. First you must travel over to Niko's Bohan safehouse. The front door will be locked and can't be opened but you can walk to the back entrance to enter the building into the safehouse and watch TV at any time.
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==See also==
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*[[Television in GTA V]]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 21:34, September 28, 2014

Panoramic-GTA4-television

CNT channel on a television in Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV introduced the ability to watch television in most safehouses, although this feature is largely useless in actual gameplay and, like radio stations, is more of a minor feature used to pass time and to round out the fictional world of GTA.

Description Edit

Each television allows the player to watch up to 2 television networks (Weazel & CNT); however, the channels are not numbered, so finding a show is more or less coincidental. Most of the shows are running time-shifted, so while "I'm Rich" may be almost over on one channel, for example, it may just start on another.

The feature is carried over to its episodic titles, including The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, with new shows and advertising added in. However, depending on whether the player opted for downloading episodic DLC or obtaining Episodes from Liberty City, the availability of shows and ads from GTA IV in both episodic titles, like radio stations, varies between DLCs and Episodes from Liberty City:

  • In DLCs, existing programming and advertising from GTA IV and a DLC purchased earlier will be present in the new episodic title, and vice versa.
  • In EFLC, only programming and advertising from TLAD and TBOGT will be available in both episodic titles, as much of GTA IV's content is not included in the stand-alone compilation.

While there is one television for each safehouse in GTA IV, the player can only watch TV at the Lost MC Clubhouse in The Lost and Damned until "Get Lost", to which point the player has no legal means of watching television; in The Ballad of Gay Tony, one TV is available in Luis' safehouse.

GTA IV alludes that two other television networks, CCC and X, exist in the in-game universe, but are unviewable.

Viewable programsEdit

WeazelEdit

Weazel is a parody of Fox Broadcasting Company and features the following programing:

CNTEdit

CNT is a parody of CNN or TNT and features the following programing:

Mentioned ProgramsEdit

AdvertisementsEdit


TriviaEdit

  • Most of the commercials and shows appear to be made when the game was in it's beta stages.
  • Some of the shows and commercial contain clips from previous Rockstar games, such as, GTA San AndreasBully, and Red Dead Revolver.  
  • There is a glitch in The Lost and Damned that allows you to watch the TV even after the end of the game. Take a helicopter and land on the roof of Lost MC Clubhouse. Walk around to where the TV would be inside just under the roof, and you will be prompted to watch the TV. If you do this there is only 2 ways to get outside of the clubhouse: kill yourself, or reload an old save file. This glitch is fixed on Episodes from Liberty City.
  • Another way to watch TV in both the episodes and the main game if you haven't unlocked the Bohan safehouse. First you must travel over to Niko's Bohan safehouse. The front door will be locked and can't be opened but you can walk to the back entrance to enter the building into the safehouse and watch TV at any time.
  • The ability to watch TV within the game you are playing on your TV was mocked by Volition, the developers of the Saints Row series in this commercial for Saints Row 2.
  • The ability to watch TV returns in Grand Theft Auto V, and plays a role in a specific missionMichael De Santa is also commonly found watching TV during cutscenes or after switching characters, and can watch TV under the player's control as well.

See alsoEdit

NavigationEdit

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