Sony diginet getTV will be adding two off-network series to its lineup this fall – Married…with Children and The Steve Harvey Show. They will debut Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, respectively. Sony is hoping that the sitcoms fare as well as another recent newcomer, Walker, Texas Ranger, which is now airing as a four-hour afternoon […]
Sony Pictures TV’s classic TV multicast network GetTV has launched an all-new weekday schedule. It includes 14 television series to start, with more to be added throughout the cycle. The new schedule is divided into three distinct blocks — Comedies, Westerns and Action/Crime — airing weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, beginning May 2. In a special kick-off event, […]
The new agreement calls for over-the-air and local cable carriage of Sony Pictures TV’s classic TV diginet in 20 markets.
With the addition, he classic TV and film diginet from Sony Pictures Television Networks boosts its coverage to 70% of U.S. TV households and has affiliates in all of the top 25 markets.
The agreement will bring the classic movie diginet to 33 new markets including Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and St. Louis, boosting its U.S. clearance to nearly 70%.
By buying time on station subchannels rather than splitting ad revenue with an affiliation deal, multicast networks remain in charge of selling inventory and the stations collect a monthly fee with a minimum of effort and outlay. However, the upcoming spectrum auction could make subchannel space to rent a scarcer commodity. This is part 3 of a three-part special report. Read parts 1 and 2 here.
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.
The Sony Pictures Television classic Hollywood film channel is adding Seattle, Charlotte, Jacksonville and Tulsa, boosting its coverage to 31 markets covering 48% of the U.S.
The affiliate lineup comprises 23 Univision-owned stations including WFUT New York and KFTR Los Angeles, Word Broadcasting’s WBNA Louisville, Ky., and a station in Bakersfield, Calif., that GetTV is not yet ready to identify. At launch today, the network will be in 17 of the top 20 markets.
The new GetTV diginet featuring classic films from the 3,500 titles in the Sony Pictures library will debut this fall. On board are Univision stations in 24 markets, covering 44% of U.S. TV households.