Wednesday, March 8, 2006

More Additions To My Network TV

This from Broadcasting & Cable:

My Network TV Signs With Five Affils
By Allison Romano -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/7/2006 6:37:00 PM
Fox�s new My Network TV inked deals with five affiliates Tuesday, bringing its distribution to 40% of the country. Raycom Media is committing three of its stations � WUAB Cleveland, KFVE Honolulu and WBXH Baton Rouge, La. � to the new mini-network, which is launching Sept. 5.
�I love the concept of My Network TV�s business and programming model, and am betting on the unparalleled track record behind the My Network TV leadership and News Corp.,� Raycom CEO Paul McTear said in a statement.
Also signing on are Mirage Media�s KPSE Palm Springs, Calif., and Capitol Broadcasting�s WB affiliate WWWB Charlotte, N.C. Capitol owns both the UPN and The WB in Charlotte, and committed the UPN affiliate last week to The CW network.
The deals come the same day that the CW also signed five more stations to bring its clearance to about 55% of the country. Both networks say they will reach more than 90% of U.S. TV homes by launch.

Sunday, March 5, 2006

My Network TV Logo

Here is the logo for the newly-formed My Network TV. Posted by Picasa

Stations Lining Up To Join My Network TV

Sinclair affils ink for My Network TV

My Network TV, Fox's new national program service that launches in the fall, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that station group owner Sinclair Broadcast Group had secured affiliation agreements with the network for 17 of its stations. The stations owned or operated by Sinclair that have signed on with My Network TV, a Monday-Saturday primetime block of programming set to launch Sept. 5, cover 11.9% of U.S. television households. These are in addition to the previously announced 10 stations from the Fox Television Stations group. Together, the Fox and Sinclair-owned stations give My Network TV clearances in markets covering about 36% of U.S. television households. The 17 Sinclair stations include current WB Network affiliates WTTA in Tampa, Fla., WCWB in Pittsburgh, WSTR in Cincinnati, WBSC in Greenville, S.C., KRRT in San Antonio, WTVZ in Norfolk, Va., WNYO in Buffalo, N.Y., KVWB in Las Vegas, WDKA/Paducah, Ky., and WNYS in Syracuse, N.Y. They also include current UPN affiliates WRDC in Raleigh, WUXP in Nashville, WCGV in Milwaukee, WABM in Birmingham, WUPN in Greensboro, N.C., and WMMP in Charleston, S.C., as well as the independent WFGX in Mobile, Ala.

That was an excert of a Hollywood Reporter report by Kimberly Nordyke.