Ion Life

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Ion Life
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Launched February 19, 2007
Owned by Ion Media Networks
Picture format 480i (SD)
Slogan Programming for Active Lifestyles
Country United States
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters West Palm Beach, Florida
Sister channel(s) Ion Television, Qubo
Website Ion Life.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Available on most Ion Television stations Carriage varies depending on station (network is usually carried as a third digital subchannel)
Satellite
Dish Network Channel 1000
Cable
Available on select U.S. cable systems Check local listings for channels
IPTV
Sky Angel Channel 316
AT&T U-verse Channel 468
Verizon FiOS Channel 492

ION Life is a digital broadcast television network that is owned by ION Media Networks and is carried as a digital subchannel on Ion Television's owned-and-operated stations and affiliates (primarily being carried on the third subchannel of these stations), as well as being carried by some pay-TV providers as a cable and satellite channel. The network primarily features lifestyle programming (with shows pertaining to health and wellness, cooking, home decor and travel, among other subjects), though it also broadcasts theatrically released feature films during the evening hours on weeknights.

Background[edit]

Originally going to be named "iHealth" prior to its parent network's rebranding as ION Television (the original working title for ION Life was derived from ION's former name of "i: Independent Television"),[1] ION Life first launched on February 19, 2007.[2]

ION Life programming is also carried on the ION Plus feeds available on DirecTV, some cable systems operated by Comcast and Time Warner Cable and certain ION-affiliated stations, in place of the infomercial programming that airs on the main ION Television network.

In 2008, ION Media Networks and Comcast reached an agreement to not only continue to carry ION, but also to launch two new digital networks Qubo and ION Life.[3][4] ION signed ION Life carriage agreements in May 2010 with Advanced Cable Communications and Comcast Colorado Springs.[5]

Even though ION Life's parent network ION Television had re-branded itself on September 8, 2008, ION Life retained its present logo (which is a green version of the 2007-2008 ION Television logo) and graphics package. Starting in February 2010, movies were added to ION Life's schedule, usually airing from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Monday through Friday evenings (sometimes starting earlier or ending later depending on the length of the films). By 2012, the number of films featured on the network had decreased, and more lifestyle-oriented programming has been broadcast during prime time hours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press
  2. ^ "Ion Launches 24-Hour Diginet Ion Life". TV News Check. February 19, 2007. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ion Media Networks and Comcast Announce Affiliation Agreement for Channel Suite, Yahoo!, January 14, 2008
  4. ^ Ion Media Plugs In New Comcast Accord, Multichannel News, January 14, 2008
  5. ^ "ION Media Networks Inks Multi-Affiliate Deals for Diginets". Telecommunications Weekly. May 26, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 

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