Beginning in the third quarter, Weigel Broadcasting’s Decades multicast network will be carried on Fox-owned stations in 12 major markets as part of a multiyear agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC. The deal ups the network’s U.S. coverage to 60% with 65 TV affiliates nationwide. Decades will launch on Fox stations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis, Austin and Gainesville, Fla.
It closes on the $77 million purchase of the 85% of the two diginets it didn’t own. Tegna taps Brian Weiss, former president and general manager of Cooper Media, as their president.
The Heartland Network, Luken Communications’ country music and lifestyle channel, debuted on 11 stations in five new markets this week, broadening its national footprint by 33%. The new stations and channels in each market: Station Channel Community Market KBPX-LD 46.4 Houston Houston KQSL-LD 17.9 San Rafael San Francisco-Oak-San Jose KUKR-LD 27.9 Santa Rosa San Francisco-Oak-San […]
It’s paying Cooper Media $77 million for the 85% of the two diginets it doesn’t already own. Brian Weiss, Cooper’s president-GM, will join Tegna and continue to run the two.
Katz diginets Justice Network and Court TV will launch Wednesday, May 1, and Wednesday, May 8, respectively, on Quincy’s Madison, Wis., ABC affiliate.
Low-power TV group HC2 will carry the black-focused multicast network on its stations in 29 more markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Detroit.
The still unnamed country music service — comprising a broadcast diginet and an OTT streaming platform — will operate from offices and production facilities in Nashville. Drew Riefenberger has been tapped to head the joint venture as general manager. The OTT version, a mix of linear and on-demand programming, will not simulcast the multicast version, although there will be some overlap.
The Heartland Network, Luken Communications’ country music and lifestyle multicast network, has made its debut in Detroit market (DMA 14) on Tait Broadcasting’s WHNE-LD (ch. 14.12). WHNE already broadcasts Luken’s Retro TV on ch. 14.7. Jim Lebrato, Tait Broadcasting’s CEO, said: “WHNE TV 14 is excited to bring Heartland’s country-flavored lineup of shows to Detroit viewers […]
Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network has added WINK Ft. Myers-Naples, Fla. (DMA 55), as its newest affiliate, bringing the network’s reach to 134 stations across the country, 86% of U.S. TV households. The classic TV diginet is available on WINK ch. 11.2. Antenna TV shows include Johnny Carson, 227, Alice, Archie Bunker’s Place, Barney […]
According to Jim starring Jim Belushi will be seen weekdays 5-7 p.m. ET on Scripps-owned comedy diginet Laff beginning Monday, March 4. Belushi plays an easy-going suburban Chicago father who often finds himself in challenging situations due to his slacker ways. He is frequently at odds with his wife, Cheryl, played by Courtney Thorne-Smith, and together […]
The CBS Television Distribution shows will air weeknights back-to-back starting Mon. Feb. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Previous seasons of Saints & Sinners to stream on Hulu in Bounce’s first deal with the premium streaming service.
NewsNet follows a traditional “news wheel” format, with headlines at the top of each half hour, followed by a national weather overview, sports, and feature stories from across America. It’s distributed over-the-air by a network of affiliates, streams to mobile apps available for iPhone and Android, and will be launching OTT apps for Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV later this month.
The new multiplatform network, to debut in May 2019, has secured over-the-air distribution agreements with major local TV station group owners including Tribune, Scripps and Univision, giving Court TV coverage of more than 50% of U.S. television households at launch. Vinnie Politan will be the network’s lead anchor.
The Weigel Broadcasting Co. multicast TV network Start TV is adding The Good Wife, Crossing Jordan, Unforgettable and Strong Medicine to its daily programming lineup of procedural dramas. They debut on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The four join the Start TV series The Closer, Medium, Cold Case, Profiler and The Division as […]
Scripps-owned Katz Networks on Monday announced three major off-network series licensing agreements: Escape, the over-the-air network targeting women 25-54 with stories of crime and mystery, has acquired the television rights to Law & Order and Boston Legal in two individual deals. Escape lands the first 12 seasons of Law & Order — the longest-running crime and investigation drama on American primetime television […]
E.W. Scripps-owned Bounce, an African-American targeted network, will premiere its first Bounce Original Movie, A Stone Cold Christmas, on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 9 ET. Bounce also announced a new original series, Last Call, a half-hour situation comedy from Bobbcat Films and Roger Bobb, producer of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and Mann & Wife. Last Call will premiere on Bounce on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. […]
Olivia Pope is coming back to primetime. Scripps-owned diginet Bounce has licensed the broadcast television rights to all seven seasons and 125 episodes of the Peabody- and Emmy-winning series Scandal in a multi-year agreement with the Walt Disney Co. Bounce will air the popular series weeknights at 8 p.m. ET beginning Nov. 12. Scandal stars Kerry Washington as […]
WNET’s ambitious All Arts multicast channel and streaming service could develop into a package of cultural content available to stations nationwide. Some content, including an original show, is now available online. The complete network will launch Jan. 28.
Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network, has expanded to clearances on 135 stations across the country, bringing the network’s reach to 86% of U.S. TV households. In the new affiliate agreements, Antenna TV adds: WGWG 34.3 Charleston, S.C., owned by Howard Stirk Holdings LLC KRXI 44.3 Reno, Nev., owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group WDGA 43.2 Chattanooga, […]
The new multicast network will debut on Sept. 3 featuring procedural dramas focusing on strong women. At launch, it will reach 42% of U.S. TV households anchored by the CBS Television Stations.
Scripps-owned Laff diginet is adding 3rd Rock from the Sun to its sitcom hall of fame lineup on Monday, July 16. Laff will present two-full hours of the former NBC hit series Monday through Friday nights, with four consecutive episodes between 5 and 7 p.m. ET. John Lithgow won Emmy Awards for Best Actor in […]
The first season of the Bounce TV original series Mann & Wife starring David and Tamela Mann delivered more than 5.7 million viewers and 3.7 million homes across all plays in its first season on the air. The series premiere of Mann & Wife bowed on April 7 and quickly became the network’s most-watched original […]
Based on the network’s popular stand-up comedy series, Off the Chain Live will be headlined by OTC series host Rodney Perry. The tour kicks off April 29 in Charlotte, N.C.
Real-life husband and wife team David Mann (House of Payne, Meet The Browns) and Tamela Mann (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Sparkle) are reuniting on screen, as well as behind-the-scenes as executive producers, with the debut of their new family-friendly original sitcom Mann & Wife premiering on the Bounce TV diginet on Tuesday, April 7, at 9 p.m. ET. Bounce […]
The classic TV diginet from Luken Communications will debut on ch. 1.2 on Oct. 15 in the Bay Area.
The deal drives the new broadcast diginet for men to 73% of U.S. coverage following its August launch.
Univision to carry both in Washington, San Francisco and Phoenix; Cox adds Grit in Orlando, Escape in Charlotte, both in Tulsa; KJWP to air the two in Philadelphia; and Citadel will launch both in Providence, R.I., and Lincoln, Neb. Both networks are now past 50% U.S. coverage.
The classic TV network signs stations in South Bend, Ind.; New Orleans; Tulsa, Okla.; Honolulu; Colorado Springs; St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; KFFV Seattle; and Pittsburgh.