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 the Media General’s affiliates, getTV now has local deals in place in 87 markets (47 of which are in the top 50 DMAs).
“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,” added 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.”
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.