DMA 52 (BUFFALO, NY)

WBXZ-LP In Multi-Net Affiliation Deal With Luken

Ritchie Broadcasting’s WBXZ-LP Buffalo, N.Y. (DMA 52), has signed a multi-network affiliation agreement with Luken Communications. WBXZ will begin broadcasting Luken’s Retro TV and Rev’n networks on Dec. 1. “The WBXZ audience is excited to see Retro TV come to Buffalo,” said Ritchie owner Steve Ritchie. “The fact that our viewers will see shows not available […]

Wallach, Other TV Vets Launching Diginet

Barry Wallach, Lonnie Cooper, Steve Schiffman are among the leadership team of Justice Network, which will feature entertaining programming with stories of true mystery set to launch in January 2015. It will enlist viewers to track down criminals and missing children. Gannett Broadcasting’s stations give it coverage of almost one-third of the U.S.

Luken Sets Cross-Network Veterans Day Event

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, Luken Communications, in cooperation with One Eighty Films and X Factor Entertainment Group, will present the broadcast premiere of the feature film Everyman’s War. This primetime Veterans Day event will be simulcast on Luken Communications’ networks Retro TV, The Heartland Network, TUFF TV and The Family Channel beginning at 8 p.m. […]

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CBS O&Os, Weigel To Launch Decades Diginet

Decades will feature originals and more than 100 television series, plus theatrical and made-for-TV movies. Original programming to include Decades Retrospectical, a daily topical show. It is expected to debut during the second quarter of 2015, with the 16 CBS-owned stations that are part of the CBS Television Network serving as the new service’s launch group.

MeTV Adds 5 Affils, Passes 92% Coverage

The classic TV diginet signs affiliates in Dayton, Ohio; Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.; Eugene, Ore.; Bakersfield, Calif.; and Utica, N.Y.

Bounce TV Posts Double-Digit 3Q Gains

Bounce TV  viewership continued to climb in the just-completed third-quarter ratings period — which the network ended with posting its most-watched month ever. In primetime viewership for the quarter, Bounce TV delivered 152,000 households, up 45%; 85,000 adults 25-54, up 21%, and 75,000 adults 18-49, up 15%.

DMA 114 (LANSING, MI)

Bounce TV Adds Affil, Advertisers, Viewers

E.W. Scripps-owned Fox affiliate WSYM Lansing, Mich. (DMA 114), is now offering the African-American multicast network Bounce TV on a subchannel. Its addition drives the network past 90% of African American television households and 73% of U.S. TV HHs. National upfront advertisers have more than doubled in the past year, with the network now boasting […]

The Movies! Diginet Adds 9 New Affiliates

With these stations from Hearst, Gray, LM Communications, M33 Media, OTA Broadcasting  and Ironwood Communications, the classic movie multicast channel’s clearances now top 50% of U.S.

Retro TV Adding ‘The Doctors’ To Lineup

Luken Communications is adding the classic soap opera The Doctors to its Retro TV diginet later this year. The Doctors ran on NBC for 19 years, spanned 5,280 episodes and won several Daytime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series (1971, 1972 and 1974), Lead Actor (James Pritchett, 1978) and Lead Actress (Elizabeth Hubbard, 1974). Set […]