GetTV is an American digital multicast television network owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The network's primary programming consists of pre-1970s classic feature films, mainly from the Sony Pictures Television library, along with the required three hours of educational and informational programming meeting FCC guidelines airing on Friday mornings. GetTV is available in the United States through the digital subchannels of broadcast television stations, as well as on select cable providers. [2 ]
The network competes with
Movies!, as a similarly-formatted network whose primary sources of programming are also feature films and also mixed classic television series and film channels [2 ] This TV, Me-TV, Antenna TV, Cozi TV, Bounce and Retro Television Network. [1 ]
Background [ edit ]
Sony Pictures already maintains distribution deals with
Antenna TV (owned by [4 ] Tribune Broadcasting) and Movies! [ (a joint venture between ] citation needed Weigel Broadcasting and Fox Television Stations) which allows those networks to carry films from the Sony library, in addition to a distribution deal with Antenna TV to broadcast television series that Sony's television unit holds rights to.
History [ edit ]
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the formation of GetTV on April 22, 2013, with a planned launch that fall. Originally, the network had posted an October 2013 launch date on their website, but later revised the date to February 3, 2014. The channel launched at 4 p.m.
Eastern Time on that date, with the 1957 film as its inaugural film telecast. Operation Mad Ball [5 ] Univision Communications launched GetTV in 24 markets served by a station owned by the group giving GetTV affiliates in 17 of the 20 largest media markets in the United States. The network is also seeking carriage on the digital subchannels of television stations owned by other broadcasting companies. [2 ] [3 ]
Affiliates [ edit ]
List of affiliates [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
Movies! – a digital broadcast network, owned by Fox Entertainment Group and Weigel Broadcasting, that will specialize in feature films from the 20th Century Fox film library.
This TV – a digital broadcast network, owned by Tribune Broadcasting and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, specializing in movies from the 1930s to the 2000s.
Antenna TV – a digital broadcast network owned by Tribune Broadcasting specializing in classic TV programming and some feature film content from the Sony Pictures Entertainment library.
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Sony Pictures Television Launches Entertainment Digi-Net 'GetTV. '" Broadcasting & Cable. April 22, 2013 . Retrieved 1 June 2013.
^ a b c d "Sony Pictures TV To Launch Movies Diginet". TVNewsCheck. April 22, 2013 . Retrieved April 24, 2013.
^ a b c Spangler, Todd (April 22, 2013). "Sony Pictures TV Slates Fall Debut for GetTV Movie-Classics Net". Variety . Retrieved April 24, 2013.
^ "Tribune Company Launching Digital Subchannel Antenna TV Network". . August 30, 2010 Chicago Tribune . Retrieved April 24, 2013.
^ Sony's GetTV Jumps Into Multicasting Fray, TVNewsCheck, February 3, 2014.
^ "Stations for Network - GetTV". RabbitEars.info . Retrieved April 24, 2013.