The new agreement calls for over-the-air and local cable carriage of Sony Pictures TV’s classic TV diginet in 20 markets.
GetTV In Multi-Market Deal With Media General
Sony Pictures Television’s classic TV channel getTV has signed a distribution agreement with Media General for both over-the-air and local cable carriage in 20 new markets. Media General will begin rolling out getTV beginning today, Feb. 1.
With the addition of Media General’s affiliates, getTV has local deals in place in 87 markets, 47 of which are in the top 50 DMAs, including new adds in Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Harrisburg, Pa.
The agreement includes carriage on the following Media General stations: KRON San Francisco; KOIN Portland, Ore; WISH Indianapolis; WYCW Spartanburg, S.C.; WOTV Grand Rapids, Mich.; WAVY Norfolk, Va.; WHTM Harrisburg, Pa.; KRQE Albuquerque, N.M.; WPRI Providence, R.I.; WRIC Richmond, Va.; WTEN Albany, N.Y.; WATE Knoxville, Tenn.; KHON Honolulu; WSLS Roanoke, Va.; WNCT Greenville, N.C.; WLNS Lansing, Mich.; WYFX Youngstown, Ohio; KLFY Lafayette, La.; KTKA Topeka, Kan.; and WLFI Lafayette, Ind.
“The response to getTV from viewers and station groups alike has been overwhelmingly positive in our first two years,” said Tom Troy, SVP, distribution, networks, U.S., Sony Pictures Television. “We believe in the continued strength of local broadcasters and these partnerships continue to be an integral part of our growth strategy as a network.”
“We are pleased to add getTV to our high quality entertainment offerings,” said Deb McDermott, Media General’s COO. “Classic television fans will now be able to enjoy the great movie and television entertainment showcased on getTV.”
GetTV announced in December 2015 that in addition to agreements with broadcasters it was taking the network national for the first time through its deal with satcaster, Dish Network. The channel is now live on Dish ch. 373.