The Family Channel (US TV network)

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The Family Channel
Type Broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability National (but not available in all markets)
Owner ValCom
Luken Communications
Launch date
December 15, 2008 (2008-12-15) (as My Family TV)
December 2013 (2013-12) (as The Family Channel)
Former names
My Family TV
Official website
www.famchannel.com

The Family Channel (Formerly My Family TV) is a United States general entertainment television network owned by Luken Communications, and based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.[1][2]

History[edit]

Logo of My Family TV, the former incarnation of "The Family Channel"

In September 2008, ValCom announced that they would purchase Faith TV and relaunch it as a family television network.[3] On December 15, 2008, ValCom deal to purchase Faith TV closed and they relaunched Faith TV as My Family TV.[4] On October 1, 2009, ValCom completed the purchase of the network after making its final $250,000 payment.[5]

On March 22, 2011, ValCom announced that My Family TV would become a joint venture with Luken Communications.[1][2] Many of the programs seen on My Family TV, such as Route 66, Lassie, Highway To Heaven and Daniel Boone also air on sister network RTV. Some of the shows licensed to RTV are now on the newly acquired My Family Television schedule. Many of them were licensed by Peter Rodgers Organization, including The Rifleman, The Bill Cosby Show, Celebrity Bowling, Zorro, Peter Gunn, Daniel Boone, I Spy, The Comedy Shop and The Cisco Kid. A partial list of programs broadcast by Retro Television Network notes this relationship with Peter Rodgers Organization.

In December 2013, Luken Communications launched The Family Channel, replaced MyFamilyTV.[6] "The Family Channel" name was formerly used by the former Christian Broadcasting Network-owned cable channel that has since become ABC Family.

Programming[edit]

My Family TV's programming consists of the following:[7]

Children [E/I][edit]

Classics[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Lifestyle[edit]

Travel and Outdoors[edit]

Religious[edit]

Talk Shows[edit]

On August 5, 2010 My Family TV announced that they would be adding repeats of That Show with Joan Rivers to the fall lineup. They had secured the broadcast rights to 225 episodes of the program.[8]

A new country music themed talk show, The Right Place with Kevin Sport started on the network in 2010, featuring interviews with the stars of country music.

Movies[edit]

My Family TV features over 900 classic movies.[9]

Affiliates[edit]

ValCom claims My Family TV has over 90 affiliates across the United States.[10]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frank, Judy (March 22, 2011). "Chattanooga's Luken Communications Enters Joint Venture With ValCom Entertainment Company". Chattanoogan. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "ValCom, Inc. Announces Joint Venture With Luken Communications". Marketwire. March 22, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Valcom to Purchase Faith TV; Re-launch as Family Television Network". tvover.net. September 3, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "ValCom, Inc. Closes Deal With Faith TV; Ready to Launch "My Family TV" Network". MarketWire. December 15, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "MyFamilyTV now solely owned by Valcom". Tampa Bay Business Journal. October 1, 2009. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Luken Communications launches The Family Channel". RBR-TVBR. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Newman, Dee. "My Family TV (Times Listed are Eastern Time)". Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ "ValCom's My Family TV Secures Joan Rivers Talk Show for Fall Season". Marketwire. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  9. ^ "About us". My Family TV. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ "ValCom's My Family TV Secures an Additional 30 Million Potential Viewers Through Agreement With R&R TV". MarketWatch. August 25, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2010.