Gray Television Group and Dispatch Broadcast Group Add Digital Multicast Network
Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s digital multicast channel has expanded to clearances on 75 television stations across the country. Gray Television Group has added Antenna TV in four markets: Madison, South Bend, Rockford and Augusta, and Dispatch Broadcast Group has added Antenna TV on WBNS in Columbus, OH, bringing the digital network’s reach to 63% of TV households.
Since its launch in 2011 on Tribune and Local TV LLC stations, Antenna TV has partnered with broadcast groups including Cox, Gannett, LIN, Media General, Hubbard, Gray, Raycom, Sarkes Tarzian, Journal Broadcast Group, Intermountain West, Morris Multimedia, Block Communications, Woods Communications Corp and Paxton Media Group.
This fall, Antenna TV will add I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched to the lineup. Antenna TV’s current lineup includes classic favorites such as: Dennis the Menace, Father Knows Best, Bachelor Father, McHale’s Navy, Hazel, The Partridge Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, The Nanny, Diff’rent Strokes, WKRP in Cincinnati, All in the Family, Barney Miller, The Three Stooges, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The Jack Benny Program, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Gidget, The Flying Nun, It Takes a Thief and the Antenna TV Theater movie block featuring Sony movies.
“Since Antenna TV launched less than three years ago, there has been an overwhelmingly positive response from viewers and stations, and we are excited to continue to develop and expand the network,” said Sean Compton, President of Programming and Entertainment for Tribune Broadcasting.
“We are pleased to add Antenna TV to our stations and know our viewers will enjoy the classic program lineup,” said Greg Conklin, Corporate Program Director for Gray Television Group.