Nexstar To Launch Rewind TV On Sept. 1
Nexstar Media today unveiled Rewind TV, a diginet offering a slate of classic television sitcom hits from the 1980s and 1990s. It will debut on Sept. 1.
At its launch, Rewind TV will reach 40% of U.S. television households — or nearly 50 million homes — including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Rewind TV will be available on newly designated or recently vacated digital subchannels licensed to Nexstar.
Rewind TV’s initial lineup will include: The Drew Carey Show, Murphy Brown, Growing Pains, Wings, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Who’s the Boss and Family Ties. Nexstar’s companion digital network, Antenna TV, will continue to air some of the most popular programming from the 1960s and 1970s, including weeknight reruns of Johnny Carson.
“This year marks Antenna TV’s 10-year anniversary, and it continues growing and finding new audiences,” said Sean Compton, president of Nexstar Media Inc.’s Networks Division. “To complement Antenna TV’s strong following with baby boomers, we created Rewind TV to give Gen X viewers a network dedicated to their own nostalgic comedy classics.”
More information about Rewind TV can be found at www.rewindtv.com.