Rewind TV Debuts Today Across 50M Homes

The new diginet from Nexstar begins airing classic TV programming from the 1980s and 1990s in markets covering 40% of the U.S., including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Nexstar Media today rolled out Rewind TV, a digital subchannel offering a slate of classic television sitcoms from the 1980s and 1990s, including The Drew Carey Show, Murphy Brown, Growing Pains, Wings, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Who’s the Boss and Family Ties.

Rewind TV reaches 40% of U.S. television households, or nearly 50 million homes, including large markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Rewind TV is available on newly designated or recently vacated digital subchannels licensed to Nexstar. Nexstar’s companion digital network, Antenna TV, remains focused on programming from the 1960s and 1970s, including weeknight reruns of Johnny Carson.

“We created Rewind TV to give Gen X viewers a network dedicated to their own nostalgic comedy classics,” said Sean Compton, president of Nexstar Media’s Network Division. “We’re excited about today’s debut, and looking forward to expanding the network to millions more viewers in additional markets across the country.  Rewind has a lot of opportunity for growth.”

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