Tribune’s Multicast Entertainment Network Available on 80+ Affiliates as Network Expands to include Phoenix and Tampa
Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s digital multicast channel has expanded to clearances on 80+ stations across the country, bringing the digital network’s reach to 70% of TV households. Antenna TV is now available in Phoenix, AZ on KNXV, and will be available in Tampa, FL on WTSP, the 84th affiliate of the network, beginning February 28th.
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, Scripps Media, Hubbard, Gray, Raycom, Sarkes Tarzian, Journal Broadcast Group, Intermountain West, Morris Multimedia, Block Communications, Woods Communications Corp and Paxton Media Group.
“Since Antenna TV’s launch only three years ago, there has been a great response from viewers enjoying the classic programming offered on the network and from stations seeing an increase in revenue,” said Larry Wert, President, Tribune Broadcasting. “We look forward to Antenna TV’s continued development and growth.”
This past fall, Antenna TV added I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched to the lineup which included 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 Antenna TV Theater, a movie block featuring MGM and Sony movies.