It looks like U-verse TV guide listings that used to be named "Paid Programming" are now named "Teleshopping" as of yesterday.
Before I left home for work yesterday, I was flipping through my U-verse TV guide and saw a 30-minute TV show on We Network named Teleshopping. When I saw that show on the guide, I asked myself the question "What is this show about?"
After I asked myself that question, I turned it on and saw an infomercial for LifeLock. When I flipped through the guide some more, I noticed that listings that normally say "Paid Programming" now say "Teleshopping".
After learning that all of the listings that used to be named "Paid Programming" will now be named "Teleshopping", I said to myself that I never heard of the word "Teleshopping" before. Later that day, I Googled the word "Teleshopping"and found out that it is a word that folks who live in Great Britain used to describe what we Americans call "Paid Programming".
My two cents on the naming change: In light of finding out via Google that "Teleshopping" is a word that folks in Great Britain use, I think U-verse should change the listings back to "Paid Programming".
The reason why I think U-verse should change it back to "Paid Programming" is because it being named "Teleshopping" is going to cause a lot of confusion. I have lived in the United States for 24 years (I am 25-years-old.).
I was born here in the United States. During all of my 24 years of living here in the United States, I have never heard any of my fellow Americans use the term "Teleshopping" to describe "Paid Programming".
With that being said, I think that U-verse should change the U-verse TV guide listings for the shows that used to be called "Paid Programming" back to "Paid Programming" instead of having them being named "Teleshopping" to avoid confusion.