Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WRTV Indianapolis (DMA 27) is canceling its Hometown Sports & News (HTSN) network on digital ch. 6.2 and is replacing it with Grit, a multicast network from Katz Broadcasting, effective Oct. 1. For five years, HTSN provided local sports to over-the-air audiences and viewers watching on Comcast and Brighthouse cable systems. Grit will deliver […]
Bounce TV will celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali with a special presentation of The Greatest, the 1977 motion picture in which Ali stars as himself, on Monday night, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET. The Greatest is a dramatization of Ali’s life and starts with his rise to fame winning the heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games, […]
Lotus TV-owned KPHE-LD Phoenix (DMA 12) will launch Luken Communications’ Family Channel multicast network later this month on over-the-air ch. 44.5. Ken Kwilosz, Lotus TV’s general manager, said: “Our goal with KPHE is to provide our viewers with high-quality, family-friendly content that they’ll enjoy and I believe we’ve accomplished that. The Family Channel brings fresh, exciting […]
Katz Broadcasting’s Escape multicast network is branching into original programming with a brace of true-crime series and has acquired two other similarly themed programs. The company also has a deal with Nielsen for Escape and its sibling diginet Grit to be rated C3 nationally.
Undefeated super welterweight Kanat Islam is taking on Colombia’s Juan De Angel in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV and BounceTV.com on Sunday, May 8, from Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET and features a pair of undercard battles as unbeaten prospects Miguel Cruz (12-0, 11 KOs) and Samuel Figueroa (10-0, 4 […]
Social media veteran Calandria Meadows has been named to the newly-created position of vice president, social media and digital content for Katz Broadcasting’s multicast networks Grit, Escape and Laff as well as Bounce TV. In this role, Meadows will oversee the strategic social media presence and digital initiatives of the diginets. Meadows is based in […]
Actress Dawn Wells has joined classic TV multicast network MeTV as the network’s first “marketing ambassador.” Famous and beloved for her role as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island, Wells now sets sail to represent MeTV on the air and around the country. Wells will serve as the MeTV marketing ambassador for the coming year at a […]
Luken Communications today announced a multi-network affiliation agreement with Cocola Broadcasting’s KSAO-LD Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, Calif. (DMA 20). KSAO today launched Rev’n and Retro TV over-the-air on chs. 49.3 and 49.4, respectively. Kevin Mosesian, Cocola’s corporate stations manager, said: “Our team is proud to answer the local audience’s call and bring Retro TV back to Sacramento. Luken […]
Decades Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, is adding The Dick Cavett Show to its weekday lineup beginning Monday, May 2. The talk show first joined Decades as a special program in February. Decades says popular response and unique nature of the show has led to its daily scheduling Monday […]
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, […]
Cocola Broadcasting’s KCBT-LD Bakersfield, Calif. (DMA 126) has added two Luken Communications’ diginets — Retro TV and Rev’n — to its lineup of multicast programming available on its subchannels. Retro TV’s classic TV programming airs over-the-air on ch. 34.11, while Rev’n, aimed at performance enthusiasts, is on 34.10. Gary Cocola, managing member of Cocola Broadcasting, […]
A new documentary from the Decades Network, Operation Greylord, profiles one of the largest undercover stings in FBI history that brought corrupt Chicago law enforcement officers to justice.
The Katz Broadcasting diginet boosts its comedy lineup with Roseanne, That ’70s Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Grounded for Life and Cybill in multi-year licensing agreements.
Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif., will debut the Spanish-language diginet from Liberman Broadcasting on ch. 8.3 on April 25.
The black-focused multicast network is debuting its first original drama and has set a March 7-13 window during which its affiliates may carry the first episode on their primary channel.
Killing Spree and Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer will premiere back-to-back on Sunday, March 6, starting at 9 p.m.
The new agreement calls for over-the-air and local cable carriage of Sony Pictures TV’s classic TV diginet in 20 markets.
The 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, celebrating and honoring history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic individuals, will have their world premiere on Bounce TV on Friday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. ET. Actress Nia Long (The Best Man, ABC’s Uncle Buck) and Terrence J (Think Like A Man Too, The Perfect Match) hosted the black-tie ceremony, […]
Weigel Broadcasting’s Heroes & Icons multicast network will present a pair of TV heroes with the network premiere of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, beginning on Monday, Feb. 8. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys will air weeknights at 6 p.m. ET and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Xena: Warrior Princess will follow weeknights at […]
Scripps -owned independent WMYD Detroit (DMA 13) will begin broadcasting Tribune Broadcasting’s diginet Antenna TV on Feb. 1. Antenna TV will be available over the air on ch. 20.2, on Comcast ch. 286, WOW ch. 197 and Wyandotte Cable ch. 520. The network features a lineup of classic television favorites, including, I Dream of Jeannie, […]
LocusPoint Networks’ WMKE-CA Milwaukee (DMA 35) is now broadcasting Luken Communications’ Rev’n multicast network on its ch. 21.1. Ian Milne, GM of station operations for LocusPoint Networks, says: “Rev’n’s programming is a perfect fit for the Milwaukee audience. We are proud to partner with Luken to bring such a unique program offering to our viewers.” […]
Now cleared in all top 10 markets, FremantleMedia North America’s retro game show network is available to 60% of U.S. households.
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 […]
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. […]
With the additions for the Katz Broadcasting networks, Laff climbs to 76.3% of U.S. and 86.5 million homes, Grit to 88%/99 million HHs and Escape to 78%/88.4 million.
The wit and wisdom of Dick Cavett will be back on TV starting next month as the CBS-owned multicast network Decades has set a deal for full-length episodes from the long run of The Dick Cavett Show.
Media General’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 27) has launched the Justice Network diginet on its ch. 8.3 subchannel, replacing WISH’s weather radar. “Crime is a growing problem,” said Les Vann, WISH president-GM. “By making Justice Network available to our viewers, we are helping to keep Central Indiana safer. We’re proud to offer this mission-driven […]
Tribune’s multicast entertainment network is now cleared on 125 affiliates reaching 88% of U.S. homes.
Katz Broadcasting’s comedy-themed multicast network Laff will add Night Court to its lineup starting Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. The show was a staple of NBC’s primetime lineup from 1984 to 1992. Laff, which licensed all nine seasons and 193 episodes of the series from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, will present back-to-back episodes weeknights from […]
Tribune’s classic TV multicast network is now cleared on 125 affiliates reaching 88% of U.S. TV households.
The agreements for the three Katz Broadcasting diginets drive Grit to 86% of U.S. and 97 million households, Escape to 68%/77 million and Laff to 64%/72.4 million.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is starting a new science fiction network along with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the end of the month. Comet, will air MGM TV programming including The Outer Limits, Dead Like Me and several iterations of the Stargate franchise. It will also have movies from the MGM vault as well, including Moonraker and The Terminator.
Legendary TV sitcoms, such as I Love Lucy, M*A*S*H and Friends, will likely run as long as there are screens. But thousands of hours of variety and talk shows enjoyed by millions of viewers over the first 40 years of TV history have been rarely seen since they originally aired. But now, thanks to the emergence of classic diginets, that’s about to change.