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TVN Focus On Business | Diginets Weather COVID-19, Holding Their Viewers

Larger multicast networks are retaining their viewers while newer players have successfully rolled out distribution.

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Cozi’s Clever Promo Taps Into Shark Frenzy

DMA 1: NEW YORK

WNBC, Cozi TV: OTA Viewers Need To Rescan

With NBC O&O WNBC New York and its diginet Cozi TV preparing to move their broadcast signals from the Empire State Building to One World Trade Center next month, viewers using an over-the-air antenna are reminded to rescan their televisions and secure the new frequency by April 2 to continue receiving WNBC and Cozi TV’s […]

Tom Hill Named Cozi TV Creative Director

Brand strategist Tom Hill today was appointed creative director for NBCU’s multicast network Cozi TV. A former vice president of TV Land and creative director for Nick at Nite, Hill brings more than 30 years of senior-level creative leadership experience to Cozi TV. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the recipient of several […]

Cozi TV Celebrates John Mahoney

NBC’s classic TV diginet Cozi TV has scheduled a special, 13-hour marathon tribute to the late actor John Mahoney this Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 9 a.m. ET (check local listings). Best known for his portrayal of Martin Crane, the down-to-earth ex-police detective on the iconic television series Frasier, Mahoney died this week following a long career […]

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Pittsburgh’s WTAE Adds Cozi’s Classic Shows

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Cozi TV Adds ‘The Nanny’ To Lineup

Fran Drescher’s sitcom The Nanny has a new television home. Kicking off with a special broadcast marathon on Jan. 1, 2018, Cozi TV viewers can plan to raise a glass and ring in the New Year with Maxwell Sheffield and Fran Fine. The Nanny ran on CBS from 1993 to 1999. Cozi TV is owned by the NBCUniversal Owned […]

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Cozi TV Has An ‘Attitude’ In Marketing Classic Shows

Original Cozi TV Shows Celebrate Black Music Month

NBC-owned multicast network Cozi TV will commemorate Black Music Month with the premiere of new, original short-form vignettes featured in a week of curated programming, complete with cameo appearances from some of black music’s most iconic artists. The celebration runs from June 19 through June 23.  Famous black artists such as James Brown, Isaac Hayes […]

DMA 35

Cozi TV Now On WTSJ Subchannel In Milwaukee

Where The Real TV Growth Is: Down The Dial

The Big Five plus Univision have all suffered ratings declines with 18-49s this season. But Telemundo and a host of smaller networks are growing.

‘Frasier’ Returns To TV Thanks To Cozi

Classic TV diginet Cozi TV today announced Dr. Frasier Crane’s return to America’s airwaves this fall, with Frasier debuting on the multicast network on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. ET. Starring Kelsey Grammer and the winner of 37 primetime Emmy Awards, Frasier has been ranked by TV Guide among the top 50 television shows of all-time. Frasier originally aired on NBC […]

DMA 1

NBC Names Durso PR VP Of New York Outlets

John Durso Jr. becomes vice president of community and communications for WNBC, WNJU as well as Cozi TV and LX.TV.

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Cozi TV Names Antonio Fargas As Its Voice

Cozi TV Slots Glenn Frey Special Programming

NBC-owned diginet Cozi TV will air special programming all week in memory of the late Eagles legend Glenn Frey, who died Monday. Beginning Tuesday tonight and throughout the week, the network will air the Miami Vice episodes that Frey either acted in or his music was featured in as a tribute to his life. Miami […]

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Cozi TV Adding ‘Little House’ This Fall

NBC-owned multicast network Cozi TV is adding Little House on the Prairie to its schedule in September. The popular western drama series, starring Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls and Michael Landon as her father, Charles Ingalls, tells the story of a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota during the 1870s and 1880s. […]

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Trick, Or Treat? A ‘Munsters’ Marathon

DMAS 132, 190 & 195

Cozi TV Brings On Three New Affiliates

The NBC multicast network now has more than 80 affiliates serving nearly 75% of the U.S.

Cozi TV, Telexitos Heat Up With ‘Baywatch’

NBC-owned diginet Cozi TV and co-owned Spanish-language counterpart TeleXitos today announced the premiere of Baywatch, the long-running action drama series that first aired on NBC in 1989. Cozi TV will kick-off the action drama with a special Baywatch weekend marathon that will start on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 6 a.m. and end on Sunday, Aug. 2, at midnight. Viewers […]

Cozi TV Adds Four New Affiliates

Cozi TV, the classic TV multicast channel owned by NBC Owned Television Stations, today signed signed an affiliation agreement with Media General to add four new markets to the diginet beginning June 1. With the addition of the four new stations, Cozi TV now has 79 affiliates, serving nearly 84 million homes, in 74% percent […]

Cozi TV Slots First Comedy Search Contest

NBC-owned diginet Cozi TV will launch the Cozi TV Comedy Search produced in association with the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. This contest offers undiscovered talent the opportunity to take their best shot at being crowned America’s newest comic champ. The Grand Prize winner receives a $2,500 cash prize, the chance to appear on Cozi TV […]

Cozi TV Names Antonio Fargas Brand Ambassador

Cozi TV has chosen actor Antonio Fargas as its new brand ambassador. Since the 1960s, Fargas has captured the attention of audiences with his performances on stage, television and film. He is perhaps most well-known for the seminal role of “Huggy Bear” on the iconic buddy cop series Starsky & Hutch, which airs weekdays at […]

Cozi TV Diginet Adds Eight Stations

The classic TV multicast channel owned by NBC Owned Television Stations has signed seven stations owned by Meredith Corp. as well as one owned by Morning Star Broadcasting.

MULTICASTING SPECIAL REPORT PART 2

Classic TV Diginets Make The Old New Again

One of the staples of the multicasting universe are networks that offer programming from television and film’s past. While some of the early efforts haven’t survived, there are many that have and more slotted to launch. The diginet with the widest distribution, in fact, is Me-TV, the classic channel from Weigel Broadcasting. This is part 2 of a three-part special report. Read part 1 here.

Cozi TV Sets Month-Long Hitchcock Celebration

Throughout the month of September, viewers can tune in to diginet Cozi TV to catch classic films from the “master of suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock. “We are pleased to bring our viewers classic films from one of the most iconic directors in the world,” said Meredith McGinn, SVP of Cozi TV Network and LX.TV Productions. Starting […]

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News Finds A New Home Among Diginets

Stations started dabbling with inserting newscasts into their diginet subchannels about five years ago and they say they expect the practice to become more pervasive as more stations recognize the revenue and promotional potential. Among the experiments is producing newscasts that air at non-traditional times — 7-9 a.m. or 9 p.m. — when primary channels are airing network programming.

NBC Stations Ups Cozi’s McGinn, Kurtz

Meredith McGinn becomes SVP of diginet Cozi TV Network and LX.TV Productions, and Jeff Kurtz is now SVP of digital media and multicast sales for the station group.

Cozi TV Clearances Hit 42% Of The U.S

Network Signs New Affiliates, Including Stations in Boston, Houston and Kansas City, raising its household penetration to 47.5 million. It also hires journalist and TV executive Diane Petzke to oversee scheduling and promotion.

Cozi TV To Debut Pregnancy, Fitness Reality Show

Cozi TV, the multicast network developed by the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, today announced that Pushing It, a new reality television show starring Jenny Skoog, a birthing coach and personal trainer, will premiere on Sunday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET. This series will follow Skoog and her adventures coaching and training […]

Cozi To Air Reality Music Show From Meredith

Next Great Family Band, a 30-minute weekly show produced by Meredith Video Studios, will premiere Feb. 17 on Cozi TV, the new network from the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal. The new series features 15 family bands from across the country, each hoping to follow in the footsteps of iconic family bands like […]

Mandela Granddaughters In Cozi TV Reality Show

Cozi TV, the new network developed by the NBC Owned Stations division of NBCUniversal, today announced that Being Mandela, a new reality television show starring Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s granddaughters, will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET (re-airs at midnight ET). This 30-minute weekly show will follow the experiences of sisters Zaziwe […]

Cozi TV Adds ‘I Spy’ To Its Debut Lineup

Cozi TV, the new 24/7 network debuting on the digital channels of NBC Owned Television Stations on Jan. 1, announced that the 1965 Emmy award-winning adventure television series, I Spy, will be added to the network’s weekday lineup. Starring a young Bill Cosby playing opposite the handsome Robert Culp, the groundbreaking NBC series was the […]

NBC Stations Kick Off Cozi TV

The multicast channel offers a mix of classic TV shows, original network programs and local programs supplied by its affiliates. On board at launch are the 10 NBC O&Os and 14 other stations.

It’s Official: NBC Stations Getting Cozi

The new multicast channel featuring a mix of classic TV shows, movies and original programming will debut on the 10 NBC Owned Television Stations early next year and the group is looking for affiliates in other markets.

NBCU Stations To Launch Classic TV Diginet

NBCUniversal is getting ready to turn the clock back with Cozi TV, a new digital subchannel filled with “retro reruns” and old movies. Nothing is official yet, but it’s slotted to debut Jan. 1 in all 10 markets with NBC-owned stations.