Digital Subchannels

Bounce TV Sets Black History Month Programming

Bounce TV will honor Black History Month in February with a month-long programming tribute featuring African-American stories, motion pictures and performances.

Multicast Station Website: Bounce TV

KTIV Transmitting at Full Power Again

Sioux City, Iowa NBC affiliate KTIV can now use the top antenna on its 2,000 foot transmission tower. A “catastrophic failure” of the station’s transmission line in November forced the NBC affiliate to send out a temporary lowered powered signal and broadcast on a digital sub channel of ABC affiliate KCAU.

Station Profiles : KCAU-TV | KTIV-TV
Market: Sioux City, IA

Telemundo Debuts Classic Diginet In Spanish

It is the first Spanish-language network of its kind, says Barbara Alfonso, who was named TeleXitos director following a 25-year career at NBC O&O WTVJ Miami, most recently as programming and community marketing manager.

Broadcast Group Profile: Telemundo Group

Escape - Slip Away

Escape is a digital multicast television network that is owned by Katz Broadcasting.The network, which is targeted at women between the ages of 25 and 54 years old, primarily focuses on feature films, but also carries true crime documentary series. The network is available in many media markets via the digital subchannels of broadcast television stations. The network's gender-targeted format is similar to that of cable channels such as Lifetime and Oxygen.

Broadcast TV Liberation Tour Kicks Off With 1,000 Free Antennas

“About 80 percent of the population doesn't even know digital TV exists and that you can get it just from an antenna. So the whole point of this is to help people who are struggling with their bills and maybe are worried about their finances and hopefully save maybe about $2,000 a year,” said Antenna Direct President Richard Schneider.

Station Profile: WUSA-TV
Market: Washington, DC (Hagerstown, MD)

WKRC Remodels Its 'HomeWoRx' Franchise

After years of helping homeowners solve problems, Gary Sullivan did some remodeling on his “HomeWoRx” TV program. He’s moved out of his WKRC-TV (Channel 12) half-hour Sunday morning home in favor of doing about 50 sponsored one-minute tips that air in commercial breaks during Channel 12 newscasts.

Station Profile: WKRC-TV
Market: Cincinnati, OH

News Finds A New Home Among Diginets

Stations say they expect the practice of inserting newscasts into their diginet subchannels to become more pervasive as more stations recognize the revenue and promotional potential.

Station Profile: Multi
Market: Multi

Live Well Network Adds Five New Markets

The Live Well Network – the broadcast, online and wireless service for digital channels in local markets – today announced affiliation agreements with five Citadel Communications stations – all launching the fast-growing lifestyle television network this month.
Citadel Communications’ WLNE-TV New Bedford-Providence, WOI-TV Ames-Des Moines, WHBF-TV Rock Island/Quad Cities, KLKN-TV Lincoln and KCAU-TV Sioux City all sign on with Live Well Network on January 16. The addition of these Citadel Communications stations to the Live Well Network’s affiliate roster brings the network’s overall clearance to about 55% of all U.S. television households.

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WCBS To Launch Local News Subchannel

The CBS New York O&O is working on final details for a digital channel to launch before the year's end that will rival WNBC's Nonstop and local cable news channels. CBS New York Plus will combine the news and information-gathering power of the TV station and CBS's New York AM stations WCBS, WINS and WFAN. Similar channels are to be rolled out eventually in other markets where CBS owns stations.

Station Profile: WCBS-TV
Market: New York, NY

Five Journal Broadcast Group Stations Affiliate With The Live Well Network

The Live Well Network Now Covers 47% of U.S. TV Households. The broadcast, online and wireless service for digital channels in local markets announced affiliation agreements with five Journal Broadcast Group stations. They include WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, KGUN-TV in Tucson, and KMTV-TV in Omaha (all launching the Live Well Network on October 1, 2011), as well as KIVI-TV in Boise, which began carrying the network on September 12, 2011.

Station Profile: Multi
Market: Multi

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