Press Release 1 - 2.1.16
getTV SIGNS MULTI-MARKET DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH MEDIA GENERAL, INC.
New Agreement Calls for Over-the-Air and Local Cable Carriage in 20 Markets
CULVER CITY, CA – Monday, February 1, 2016 – Sony Pictures Television’s classic TV channel getTV has signed a distribution agreement with Media General, Inc. (“Media General”) for both over-the-air and local cable carriage in 20 new markets. Media General will begin rolling out getTV beginning today, Feb. 1. With the addition of Media General’s affiliates, getTV has local deals in place in 87 markets, 47 of which are in the top 50 DMAs, including new adds in Indianapolis, Grand Rapids and Harrisburg.
“The response to getTV from viewers and station groups alike has been overwhelmingly positive in our first two years,” said Tom Troy, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Networks, U.S., Sony Pictures Television. “We believe in the continued strength of local broadcasters and these partnerships continue to be an integral part of our growth strategy as a network.”
“We are pleased to add getTV to our high quality entertainment offerings,” said Deb McDermott, Media General’s Chief Operating Officer. “Classic television fans will now be able to enjoy the great movie and television entertainment showcased on getTV.”
getTV announced in December that in addition to agreements with broadcasters it was taking the network national for the first time through its deal with sat-caster, DISH. The channel is now live on DISH channel 373.
The agreement includes carriage on the following Media General stations: KRON in San Francisco, CA; KOIN in Portland, OR; WISH in Indianapolis, IN; WYCW in Spartanburg, SC; WOTV in Grand Rapids, MI; WAVY in Norfolk, VA; WHTM in Harrisburg, PA; KRQE in Albuquerque, NM; WPRI in Providence, RI; WRIC in Richmond, VA; WTEN in Albany, NY; WATE in Knoxville, TN; KHON in Honolulu, HI; WSLS in Roanoke, VA; WNCT in Greenville, NC; WLNS in Lansing, MI; WYFX in Youngstown, OH; KLFY in Lafayette, LA; KTKA in Topeka, KS and WLFI in Lafayette, IN.
getTV is a television network dedicated to showcasing Hollywood’s legendary movies and TV series and is available over the air and on local cable systems. getTV is also carried nationwide by DISH. The network, operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks, covers more than 70 percent of the U.S. television households and is available across most major markets, including 47 of the top 50 designated market areas (DMAs). For information, visit get.tv and connect with the network on Facebook and Twitter @getTV.