Best Of Talking TV: Bounce’s ‘Act Your Age’ Sets A Debut Record

In this repeat of the Talking TV episode from April 7, Alyson Fouse, creator and showrunner of Bounce’s new sitcom Act Your Age, discusses the enduring value of classic sitcom tropes and why diginets are a great place to debut new comedies. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

‘Murder, She Wrote’ Joins Start TV In July

Weigel Broadcasting said today that Murder, She Wrote joins its lineup of female heroines with a celebratory marathon 4th of July weekend, before the series moves to its regular Monday through Sunday showings at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET/PT. “The immensely popular drama is the latest series to join Start TV’s lineup […]

Comet Network Salutes ‘Star Trek’ With Comet Fest ’23

‘Act Your Age’ Returns To Bounce TV On June 3

Bounce TV, the broadcast and multiplatform entertainment network serving African Americans, will welcome back its hit series Act Your Age on Saturday, June 3, with two all-new episodes back-to-back starting at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The premieres kick off the second half of the 16-episode first season of the series, running weekly on Saturday nights […]

Digital Networks LLC Launches Its Diginets In Chico, Calif.

Digital Networks LLC is now offering five of its digital broadcast networks in Chico, Calif., over its KXCH-LD. The lineup: The Heartland Network (ch. 19.1) Retro TV (19.2) Rev’n (19.3) The Action Channel (19.4) The Family Channel (19.5) President of Digital Networks and parent company Get After it Media, Joel Wertman shares, “Chico is an […]

Sinclair’s Comet, Charge! And TBD Nets Add Series

The additions to the diginets include Law & Order Criminal Intent, Grimm and The Laugh List.

MeTV Adds More ‘M*A*S*H’ In May

YouTube TV To Carry Sinclair’s Tennis Channel, T2, Charge! & TBD

Sinclair Broadcast Group has set a distribution agreement with YouTube TV to add carriage of Tennis Channel, T2, Charge! and TBD to YouTube TV’s service offerings. The agreement also extends YouTube TV’s existing carriage of Sinclair’s CBS and MyNetworkTV affiliated broadcast TV stations. Tennis Channel and T2, Tennis Channel’s first free ad-supported TV (FAST) channel, are scheduled […]

Talking TV: Bounce’s ‘Act Your Age’ Sets A Debut Record

Alyson Fouse, creator and showrunner of Bounce’s new sitcom Act Your Age, discusses the enduring value of classic sitcom tropes and why diginets are a great place to debut new comedies. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

Retro TV Launches On KSDY San Diego

Classic television diginet Retro TV has added San Diego, California to its footprint, launching on International Communications Network’s KSDY-LD on ch. 50.3. The station adds more than 2 million households to Retro TV’s reach. The long-running network airs programming from all decades including Doctor Who, The Lucy Show, The Ray Bradbury Theater, recently added Johnny Depp series 21 Jump […]

Classic Reruns TV Rebrands As The Nostalgia Network

Weigel Hopes Viewers Find Rebrand Of Decades Network More Catchy

Weigel Broadcasting digital network Decades becomes Catchy Comedy March 27, featuring classic sitcoms such as I Love LucyGood Times and Night Court. Catchy Comedy features the tagline “Catch All the Laughs” and is set to be Nielsen-rated.

E.W. Scripps Folding TrueReal Digital Network Into Defy TV

Weigel Rebands Decades Diginet As Catchy Comedy

Weigel Broadcasting Co. today announced the March 27 launch of Catchy Comedy, an over-the-air national broadcast television network that will invite viewers to “Catch All the Laughs” with a deep library of classic sitcoms. The “focused, fresh and fun rebrand” of Weigel’s current Decades network, Catchy Comedy will be available across the country on broadcast […]

‘Act Your Age’ Set To Premiere March 4 On Scripps’s Bounce

Sinclair Says Its Digital Networks Will Add 2.4 Million Homes This Year

Sinclair Broadcast Group said its free, over-the-air multicast networks Comet, Charge! and TBD have made deals that will add 2.4 million TV households to their distribution footprint by the end of the second quarter. The added distribution reflects new broadcast affiliation agreements with Nexstar Media Group, Gray Television and Entravision in markets including San Francisco, Phoenix, San Diego and Hartford-New Haven, Conn.

MeTV, Decades Celebrate Cindy Williams, Lisa Loring

MeTV Hosts Valentine’s-Themed ‘Love Me’ Event

Diginet Cozi TV Turns 10

Cozi TV, the multicast network showing classic television, turns 10 this month. Home of Columbo, The Munsters, Frasier and other vintage hits, NBCUniversal Local’s Cozi has escalated from 43 markets at launch to 145, and 49 million homes to 109 million. Broadcast partners include Nexstar, Gray Television and Tegna.

Decades To Air ‘Dick Cavett Show’ Episodes Featuring Groucho Marx

On the heels of PBS’s recent American Masters episode highlighting the relationship between Dick Cavett and Groucho Marx, diginet Decades will pay tribute to the friendship with special episodes of The Dick Cavett Show featuring the award-winning comedian. The episodes will air Monday, Jan. 2 through Friday, Jan. 6, during the regular weeknight time slot […]

Cozi TV Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Celebration With Viewer-Selected Marathons Beginning In January

NBCUniversal Local’s national multicast network Cozi TV will begin its 10th anniversary celebration next month with a series of special marathons featuring the best episodes, as chosen by viewers, from several of Cozi TV’s favorites, beginning New Year’s Day. Entitled Ten for Ten, the month-long initiative allows fans to select their favorite episodes of Columbo, Frasier, The Nanny, Roseanne, Emergency! and The Munsters via Cozi TV’s […]

‘21 Jump Street’ And ‘Wiseguy’ Join Retro TV Lineup

Diginet Retro TV has added the iconic Johnny Depp series 21 Jump Street and American crime drama Wiseguy to its lineup, with both series starting their runs on the network on Dec. 26. 21 Jump Street revolves around the cases of an undercover police unit composed of young-looking officers specializing in youth crime and is […]

Decades Toasts Kirstie Alley With ‘Cheers’ Specials

New Station With Five Diginets Now Available In Las Vegas

The Heartland Network, Retro TV, Rev’n, The Action Channel and The Family Channel have made their way to Las Vegas. These Luken.TV digital broadcast networks are available via a new television station, KVGA-LD, owned and operated by Digital Networks LLC. Viewers in the Las Vegas area will need to rescan their televisions to tune into […]

‘Dean Martin Celebrity Roast’ Marathon On Decades Thanksgiving Day

With Ratings Surging, Sinclair Eyes Adding New Digital Net

Big viewing gains at Sinclair Broadcast Group’s digital multicast networks have the company looking to expand its portfolio, adding another network as soon as next year.

The Heartland Network Adds Dallas To Distribution

After having recently expanded to Salt Lake City, Utah, The Heartland Network has now launched in Dallas, over-the-air on KFWD, ch. 52.2. Heartland is a 24/7 digital broadcast network that airs all things country music and lifestyle entertainment, consisting of original programming, syndicated and first run shows, as well as digitally restored vintage content from […]

OAN Goes OTA, Reinvents Itself As Broadcast Subchannel

Banished by large pay TV operators and existentially threatened by lawsuits, far right channel aims to be back in 100 broadcast TV markets by the end of the year.

The Heartland Network Launches In Salt Lake City

Country music and lifestyle diginet The Heartland Network is now available in the Salt Lake City market over-the-air on Faith Broadcasting Network’s KPNZ’s ch. 24.6. Currently reaching 54 million households in 57 markets, Heartland brings a mix of original programming, syndicated and first-run shows, and digitally restored vintage content from the vaults of Music Row. […]

Philo Adds More Weigel Networks: MeTV, Heroes & Icons And Story Television

Jamie Farr Hosts ‘M*A*S*H: The Best By Farr’ On MeTV

MeTV commemorates the 50th anniversary of M*A*S*H with a weeklong run of cast member Jamie Farr’s favorite episodes, along with commentary from Farr. M*A*S*H: The Best by Farr airs Sept. 12-16 from 7 to 8 p.m. on MeTV, with two episodes picked by Farr per night.

Rev’n Adds U.K.’s ‘Motor Week’ To Lineup

Digital network Rev’n has added the long-running British series Motor Week to its schedule, making it available to audiences in 26 markets and almost 14 million homes. Not to be confused with the U.S. based MotorWeek series, Motor Week presents a lineup that includes Richard Hammond, Ginny Buckley, Howard Stableford and Ian Royale. Episodes take […]

Cozi TV Sets Rambler Giveaway In ‘3rd Rock From The Sun’ Sweepstakes

Sinclair Over-The-Air Networks Add 14M Households Through Distribution Upgrades

Sinclair Ups Adam Ware To SVP Of Multicast Networks

He will continue to oversee the company’s national multicast networks, Comet (sci-fi), Charge! (action) and TBD (internet content), as well as digital and OTT streaming platform STIRR.

Story Television Sets Up Juneteenth Event

WKXT-LD Knoxville Loads Up With Diginets

The Heartland Network, Retro TV, The Family Channel, Rev’n and The Action Channel from Get After It Media are now available over-the-air on the Digital Networks-owned LPTV station.

‘The A-Team’ Joins MeTV Lineup

New All-Black Female Driven Series ‘Finding Happy’ Highlights Bounce’s Upcoming Originals Slate

E.W. Scripps-owned Bounce, the broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, unveiled its upcoming original programming schedule. The lineup features an all-new original series about Black women that is written, produced, directed by and starring Black women, Finding Happy. Overview: New original scripted series: Finding Happy (fall 2022) Returning series: Johnson (July 10) New original […]

Upfront 2022: Sinclair Seeks 20% Of Cable Budgets For Its Over The Air Channels

Sinclair Broadcast Group wants advertisers to move 20% of their cable ad budgets into its free over-the-air digital networks to capture cord-cutters. In addition to its slew of TV stations, Sinclair owns Comet, Charge and TBD, collectively branded as The Stack. In its upfront pitch, Sinclair is informing buyers that those cord-cutters leaving cable aren’t just moving to streaming channels; they’re also buying antennas to watch familiar shows — soon to include Buffy the Vampire Slayer — for free on its diginets.