Beginning today WGN America, Tribune Broadcasting Company’s superstation, will be available to Time Warner Cable East Region/NYC market digital customers on Channel 162.
Time Warner Cable East Region/NYC market includes four New York City boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties) and Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. This adds an additional 1.3 million homes to WGN America’s distribution, with WGN America’s total distribution increasing to 75 million homes nationwide.
“We’re pleased to be working with Time Warner Cable to deliver WGN America’s programming to viewers in the New York market. It has always been our goal to expand our footprint in New York City and we are thrilled to finally achieve this milestone,” said Julio Marenghi, Executive Vice President of Sales and Distribution for WGN America.
In Fall 2010, WGN America added award winning programming to the network, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Monk and The Unit to join Bones, Scrubs, South Park, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and an extensive movie library. WGN America is also home to live professional sporting events including nearly 100 Major League Baseball games, showcasing all 30 MLB teams.
“Launching on Time Warner Cable in the number one media market in the country is a testament to WGN America’s strong programming and desirable network audience. We are excited as we grow our relationship with Time Warner Cable,” said Kevin Connor, SVP of Affiliate Sales and Marketing for WGN America.