DMAS 68 & 86

Bounce TV Adds WEYI Flint, WDEF Chattanooga

Bounce TV, the broadcast TV network for African Americans, today announced the additions of Barrington Broadcasting Group’s NBC affiliate WEYI Flint, Mich. (DMA 68), and Morris Network CBS affil WDEF Chattanooga, Tenn. (DMA 86). The additions make Bounce TV available in nearly 75% of African-American television homes and 60 million households. “Bounce TV has been […]

DMAS 73 & 123

Me-TV Adds KXLY Spokane, KAPP Yakima

Morgan Murphy Media-owned KXLY Spokane, Wash. (DMA 73) and KAPP Yakima, Wash. (DMA 123), are the latest stations to add classic TV diginet Me-TV. ABC affiliate KXLY will carry Me-TV over the air on ch. 4.2 and ABC affil KAPP will carry it on ch. 35.2. Both stations are scheduled to launch Me-TV this fall […]


Bounce TV Adds KDFI Dallas

The African-American targeted multicast network can now be seen on the Fox-owned MNT affiliate’s ch. 27.2.

DMAS 128, 79 & 100

Me-TV Lands Affiliations In Three More Markets

Grant Broadcasting-owned WLAX-WEUX, LaCrosse-Eau Claire, Wis. (DMA 128); WZDX Huntsville, Ala. (DMA 79); and KGCW Davenport, Iowa (DMA 100), are the latest stations to add classic TV diginet Me-TV. WLAX-WEUX carries Me-TV over the air on ch. 25.2 in LaCrosse and ch.l 48.2 in Eau Claire. WZDX Huntsville will launch on April 17 and will […]

DMA 52

WDSU New Orleans Adds Me-TV

Hearst Television-owned NBC affiliate WDSU New Orleans (DMA 52) will launch classic TV diginet Me-TV on April 1. The station will carry Me-TV over the air on ch. 6.2 and it will also be carried by local cable systems. “Viewers in Southeast Louisiana are in for a treat, “said WDSU President-GM Joel Vilmenay. “Watching Me-TV, […]

DMA 36

KSAT San Antonio Adds Me-TV

Post-Newsweek-owned ABC affiliate KSAT San Antonio, Texas (DMA 36) will launch classic TV diginet Me-TV on April 2. The station will carry Me-TV over the air on ch. 12.2 as well as on all local cable systems. Me-TV covers more than 77% of the country and has more than 120 affiliates. “We feel that Me-TV, […]

DMA 81

WPSD Paducah Adds Antenna TV To Lineup

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s classic TV multicast network is coming to Paxton Media’s NBC affiliate WPSD Paducah, Ky. (DMA 81), on its ch. 6.3 starting April 2. The network features classic TV shows such as Father Knows Best, Dennis the Menace, Good Times, Maude, Sanford and Son, WKRP in Cincinnati and Leave it to Beaver. The […]

DMA 19

WKMG Orlando Adds RTV To Its Lineup

Post-Newsweek’s CBS affiliate WKMG Orlando, Fla. (DMA 19), is the newest affiliate of Luken Communications’ diginet Retro Television (RTV). Retro TV showcases classic television shows from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. On April 2, WKMG will begin broadcasting RTV over the air on ch. 6.2. and it will also be available to cable subscribers on […]


WAXC-LP Alexander City, Ala., Adds RTV

Low-power WAXC Alexander City, Ala. (DMA 119), is the newest affiliate of Luken Communications’ diginet Retro Television (RTV). Owned and operated by Lake Broadcasting, WAXC will begin carrying RTV’s classic TV programming on ch. 31.1 beginning March 16. RTV will also be available on Charter Cable ch. 2, Communicom Cable in Clay County on ch. […]

DMAS 57 & 74

Raycom Adds Me-TV In Richmond, Toledo

Raycom Media-owned WWBT Richmond, Va. (DMA 57), and WTOL Toledo, Ohio (DMA 74) have added diginet Me-TV to their subchannel lineups. The addition of these two stations brings bring the network’s coverage to more than 77% of the U.S. Me-TV has more than 115 affiliates. WWBT carries Me-TV over the air on ch. 12.2, as […]


KARE Adds WeatherNation To Subchannel

The Gannett NBC affiliate in Minneapolis will air the 24/7 weather diginet on its ch. 11.2.

NATPE 2012

Diginets Hope To Boost Affil Counts In Miami

Multicast programmers will be at this month’s NATPE exhibition hoping to expand and improve their affiliate lineups. And their growing importance to the industry is reflected in the show’s scheduling of a panel dedicated to the business on Monday afternoon (Jan. 23) featuring representatives of Me-TV, Antenna TV and Live Well.

DMAS 53, 72, 100, 105 & 147

Live Well Adds Five Citadel Stations

These affiliates in Providence, Des Moines, Davenport, Lincoln and Sioux City bring the ABC diginet’s U.S. clearance to about 55%.

WKSY-LP Summerville, Ga., Becomes RTV Affiliate

Low-power WKSY-TV Summerville, Ga., will become the newest affiliate of of Luken Communications’ diginet RTV. WKSY, which offers My Family TV on its primary channel, will begin airing RTV’s lineup of classic TV shows on ch. 21.2 beginning Jan. 1, 2012, replacing Antenna TV. RTV will also be available on Charter Cable chs. 95.2 or […]

Antenna TV Boosts Clearances To 57%

The classic TV diginet is adding affiliates in Atlanta; Las Vegas; Buffalo, N.Y.; Lexington, Ky.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Idaho Falls in January.

TheCoolTV Might Revive Music Videos

The diginet is unusual in that its content is tailored to each city where it’s carried. Each affiliate has its own playlist that reflects TheCoolTV’s research into the community’s musical tastes, favorite genres and hometown bands.

Soul Of The South Diginet Set For 2012 Debut

The 24-hour regional multicast channel targeting southern African Americans plans a first quarter launch. Plans include five hours of news a day.

DMAS 3, 35

Bounce TV Adds Chicago, Milwaukee

The new broadcast network targeted to African Americans adds Weigel Broadcasting’s WWME Chicago and WBME Milwaukee as it approaches its Sept. 26 launch.


Diginets Struggle For Place On TV’s Frontier

It’s a little like the Wild West as proliferating multicast channels scramble for carriage on coveted TV station subchannels. And those that win carriage still have to prove they can attract viewers and advertisers. TVNewsCheck’s roundup of these pioneering programming providers turned up 23. In our exclusive listing, we sum up what kind of programming they offer, what their basic proposition to potential affiliates is and how far along they are in distribution.