Laff (TV network)

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Laff
Type Digital multicast television network
Country United States
Availability Nationwide via Over the air digital TV (covering 88% of the U.S.)[1]
Founded January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18)
by Jonathan Katz
Slogan You know you want to.
Owner Laff Media, LLC
Parent Katz Broadcasting, LLC
(E. W. Scripps Company)
Key people
  • Jonathan Katz
  • (president/CEO,
  • Katz Broadcasting)
Launch date
April 15, 2015 (2015-04-15)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
Affiliates see list
Official website
www.laff.com

Laff, legal name Laff Media, LLC, is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by Katz Broadcasting, a subsidiary of E. W. Scripps Company. The network specializes in comedy programming, featuring a mix of feature films and archived sitcoms. Laff is targeted at adults between the ages of 18 and 49 years old.[2]

Originally, Katz sold the network to affiliated TV stations via ad split but by October 2015 had moved to a carriage fees in exchange for the network get the ad inventory due to greater inventory with stations adding a third or fourth subchannel.[3]1 Laff used direct response advertising as a meter of viewers before switching to Nielsen rating C-3 in late 2015.[3]3

History[edit]

Laff's launch was announced by Katz Broadcasting in January 2015 as having a scheduled launch date of April 15, 2015, which coincides with Tax Day in the United States, when tax returns are due and, as Broadcasting & Cable writer Jon Lafayette noted in an article on Laff's launch, "people will need something to make them smile."[4]

Katz announced that television stations owned by ABC Owned Television Stations and 13 E. W. Scripps Company would serve as the network's charter affiliates; the former serving as a replacement for the standard definition feed of the Live Well Network, which with Laff's announcement also began to roll-back to only being carried by ABCOTS stations.[5][6] On March 13, 2015, Katz Broadcasting announced an affiliation deal with the Cox Media Group to carry Laff on the subchannels of seven of its stations expanding its initial reach to 47% of the country.[7] The following week on March 20, as part of a multi-network affiliation agreement with Katz, the Meredith Corporation announced that it would carry the network on two of its stations.[8][9]

On February 13, 2015, Laff acquired the syndication rights to five sitcoms.[10] Laff followed that deal with three for film licensing with Walt Disney Studios, Miramax, and Sony Pictures Television by March 17.[11] Laff made a multi-year deal for five sitcoms with Carsey-Werner Productions in April 2016.[12] Rosanne reruns were removed on May 29, 2018 following ABC's cancellation of the show's revival, both decisions were based on a Roseanne Barr tweet considered racist.[13]

Programming[edit]

Laff's comedy-centered programming consists of a mix of theatrically released feature films, as well as off-network sitcoms.[2] Laff would set itself apart from its multicast competitors by carrying more contemporary programming content, in contrast to the reruns of series from the 1980s and earlier commonly found on other over-the-air networks which rely on acquired content.[5] The network also provide additional content via the network's website and mobile app.[14]

Movies[edit]

Laff's program schedule will have access to approximately 250 titles and films from the libraries of three film studios by virtue of multi-year program licensing agreements with Walt Disney Studios, Miramax, and Sony Pictures Entertainment (distributed by Sony Pictures Television).[11][15]

Television series[edit]

In addition to films, much of Laff's programming lineup consists of reruns of sitcoms spanning over 800 episodes.[11]

Former Programming[edit]

Affiliates[edit]

As of 30 July 2018, Laff has current or pending affiliation agreements with television stations in 159 media markets encompassing 45 states, including Washington, DC and Puerto Rico (including stations in the top 13 markets), covering 88% of the United States.[16]

Charter affiliates included all 8 ABC Owned Television Stations and 13 E. W. Scripps Company stations.[5][6] The two initial deals gave Laff affiliate clearances in 35% of all U.S. markets, and 13 of the 30 largest television markets (including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, and Houston).[citation needed] On March 13, 2015, Katz Broadcasting announced an affiliation deal with the Cox Media Group to carry Laff on seven of its stations (including WSB-TV in Atlanta and WFXT in Boston), expanding its initial reach to 47% of the country;[7] the following week on March 20, as part of a multi-network affiliation agreement with Katz, the Meredith Corporation announced that it would carry the network on its stations in Portland, Oregon (KPTV) and Hartford (WFSB).[8][9]

List of current affiliates[edit]

This is the current list of affiliates for Laff as of July 30, 2018.

City of license/market Station Virtual
channel
[16]
Primary affiliation Owner Date of affiliation on station[4] Notes

Alabama[edit]

Birmingham WUOA-LD 46.1 - HC2 Holdings July 1, 2016
WBRC 6.4 Fox Raycom Media
(sale to Gray Television pending)
July 30, 2018
WIAT 42.4 CBS Nexstar Media Group November 1, 2017
Dothan WDHN 18.3 ABC September 1, 2016
Florence-Huntsville WAFF 48.4 NBC Raycom Media
(sale to Gray Television pending)
July 30, 2018
Mobile WKRG-TV 5.4 CBS Nexstar Media Group October 16, 2017
WALA-TV 10.3 Fox Meredith Corporation February 13, 2017
Montgomery WALE-LD 17.2 Justice Network Woods Communications
Corporation
August 11, 2015

Arizona[edit]

Phoenix KNXV-TV 15.3 ABC E. W. Scripps Company April 15, 2015
Tucson KGUN-TV 9.2 July 1, 2015

Arkansas[edit]

Fayetteville KNWA-TV 51.4 NBC Nexstar Media Group September 19, 2016
Little Rock KARK-TV 4.2 August 23, 2016

California[edit]

Bakersfield KGET-TV 17.4 NBC Nexstar Media Group September 26, 2016
Fresno KFSN-TV 30.3 ABC ABC Owned Television Stations April 15, 2015
Los Angeles KABC-TV 7.3
KHIZ-LD 39.2 Escape DTV America Corporation November 1, 2016
Monterey-Salinas KMMD-CD 39.1 - Caballero Television January 22, 2018
Palm Springs KVER-CD 41.4 Univision Entravision Communications May 28, 2018
Sacramento KMAX-TV 31.2 The CW CBS Corporation August 5, 2017
San Diego KGTV 10.3 ABC E. W. Scripps Company April 15, 2015
San FranciscoOakland
San Jose
KGO-TV 7.3 ABC Owned Television Stations
Santa Barbara KSBY 6.3 NBC Cordillera Communications July 26, 2016

Colorado[edit]

Denver KMGH-TV 7.3 ABC E. W. Scripps Company April 15, 2015
Grand Junction KREX-TV 5.2 CBS Nexstar Media Group September 13, 2016
Pueblo-Colorado Springs KXTU-LD 57.3 The CW November 1, 2017

Connecticut[edit]

HartfordNew Haven WFSB 3.3 CBS Meredith Corporation April 15, 2015[8]

District of Columbia[edit]

Washington WRZB-LD 31.2 Escape DC Broadcasting August 31, 2017

Florida[edit]

Cape Coral-Fort MyersNaples WFTX-TV 36.3 Fox E.W. Scripps Company September 1, 2015
Jacksonville WKBJ-LD 20.3 Buzzr HC2 Holdings October 2, 2017 Previously aired on 20.4 between 2/17/2016 and 11/13/2016.
MiamiFt. Lauderdale WLTV-DT 23.4 Univision Univision Communications September 1, 2015
Orlando WFTV 9.2 ABC Cox Media Group[7] April 15, 2015
Panama City WMBB 13.4 Nexstar Media Group September 15, 2016
Sarasota WSNN-LD 39.3 Independent/
All-news
Citadel Communications April 15, 2015
TampaSt. Petersburg WFTS-TV 28.2 ABC E. W. Scripps Company
West Palm Beach WPTV-TV 5.3 NBC

Georgia[edit]

Atlanta WSB-TV 2.3 ABC Cox Media Group April 15, 2015[7]
Augusta WJEA-LD 28.1 - DTV America Corporation TBD
Columbus WRBL 3.4 CBS Nexstar Media Group November 1, 2017
Macon WMGT-TV 41.5 NBC Morris Multimedia October 18, 2016
Savannah WSAV-TV 3.4 Nexstar Media Group October 16, 2017

Hawaii[edit]

Honolulu KHON-TV 2.4 Fox Nexstar Media Group April 16, 2018
KIKU 20.3 Independent NRJ TV, LLC August 17, 2016

Idaho[edit]

Boise KIVI-TV 6.2 ABC E.W. Scripps Company July 1, 2015
Idaho Falls-Pocatello KVUI 31.8 Ion Television Ventura TV Video Appliance Center November 13, 2017
Twin Falls KSAW-LD 6.2 ABC E.W. Scripps Company July 1, 2015 Low-power repeater of KIVI-TV

Illinois[edit]

Chicago WGBO-DT 66.2 Univision Univision Communications October 1, 2017
Peoria WMBD-TV 31.3 CBS Nexstar Media Group September 15, 2016
Rockford WTVO 17.3 ABC Mission Broadcasting
(operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
September 1, 2016
SpringfieldChampaign WCIX 49.4 MyNetworkTV Nexstar Media Group August 23, 2016

Indiana[edit]

Evansville WEHT 25.2 ABC Nexstar Media Group August 23, 2016
Fort Wayne WANE-TV 15.3 CBS November 13, 2017
Indianapolis WRTV 6.3 ABC E. W. Scripps Company April 15, 2015
South Bend WHME-TV 46.4 LeSEA LeSEA Broadcasting October 16, 2017
Terre Haute WTWO 2.2 NBC Nexstar Media Group August 23, 2016 Off the Air from July 25, 2017 until February 2018 because of transmitter damage

Iowa[edit]

Burlington-Davenport KGCW 26.3 The CW Nexstar Media Group August 30, 2016
Des Moines WOI-DT 5.2 ABC August 24, 2016
Sioux City KCAU-TV 9.4 September 7, 2016

Kansas[edit]

Derby (Wichita) KDCU-DT 31.4 Univision Entravision Communications July 2, 2018
Topeka KTMJ-CD 43.4 Fox Nexstar Media Group November 1, 2017
Wichita KGPT-CD 26.5 Cozi TV Great Plains Television Network, LLC October 26, 2015

Kentucky[edit]

Lexington WTVQ-DT 36.4 ABC Morris Multimedia March 30, 2016
Louisville WMYO-CD 24.1 - New Albany
Broadcasting Company
November 5, 2015

Louisiana[edit]

Alexandria WNTZ-TV 48.4 Fox Nexstar Media Group September 2, 2016
Baton Rouge WVLA-TV 33.2 NBC White Knight Broadcasting
(operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
August 30, 2016
Lafayette KLFY-TV 10.4 CBS Nexstar Media Group October 30, 2017
New Orleans KGLA-DT 42.2 Telemundo Mayavision May 22, 2017
Shreveport KTAL-TV 6.2 NBC Nexstar Media Group September 15, 2016
West Monroe KTVE 10.3 September 12, 2016

Maine[edit]

Augusta-Portland WPXT 51.5 The CW Hearst Television April 2, 2018

Maryland[edit]

Annapolis-Baltimore WMAR-TV 2.2 ABC E. W. Scripps Company April 15, 2015
Hagerstown WDVM-TV 25.4 Independent/
Heroes & Icons
Nexstar Media Group October 16, 2017
Salisbury WGDV-LD 32.5 Azteca Marquee Broadcasting October 1, 2016

Massachusetts[edit]

Boston WFXT 25.3 Fox Cox Media Group April 15, 2015[7]

Michigan[edit]

Cadillac-Traverse City WMNN-LD 26.3 Independent/
All-news
Freelancer Television Broadcasting January 4, 2016
Detroit WXYZ-TV 7.3 ABC E. W. Scripps Company April 15, 2015
Grand Rapids WOOD-TV[17] 8.3 NBC Nexstar Media Group December 18, 2015
Marquette WJMN-TV 3.3 CBS September 13, 2016

Minnesota[edit]

Mankato-St. James K35KI-D 35.1 - Cooperative Television July 3, 2017
Minneapolis-St. Paul KMBD-LD 43.3 Bounce TV HC2 Holdings April 2, 2016
Redwood Falls K46FY-D 46.5 Grit Redwood TV Improvement Corporation September 22, 2017

Mississippi[edit]

Jackson WLBT 3.4 NBC Raycom Media
(sale to Gray Television pending)
July 30, 2018
WJTV 12.4 CBS Nexstar Media Group November 1, 2017

Missouri[edit]

Columbia-Jefferson City KQFX-LD 22.2 Fox News-Press & Gazette Company April 6, 2018
Joplin KSNF 16.2 NBC Nexstar Media Group August 25, 2016
Kansas City KSHB-TV 41.3 E. W. Scripps Company April 15, 2015
St. Joseph KNPN-LD 26.5 Fox News-Press & Gazette Company April 6, 2018
St. Louis KBGU-LP 33.4 Buzzr HC2 Holdings January 4, 2016
Springfield KOLR 10.2 CBS Mission Broadcasting
(operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
August 20, 2016

Montana[edit]

Billings KHMT 4.2 Fox Mission Broadcasting
(operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
September 2, 2016

Nebraska[edit]

Lincoln KLKN 8.4 ABC Citadel Communications April 15, 2015
Omaha KMTV-TV 3.2 CBS E.W. Scripps Company October 26, 2015

Nevada[edit]

Las Vegas KTNV-TV 13.2 ABC E.W. Scripps Company[18] July 1, 2015
Reno KREN-TV 27.4 Univision Entravision Communications June 25, 2018

New Jersey[edit]

Middletown Township
(New York City)
WJLP 33.2 MeTV Press Communications January 5, 2017

New Mexico[edit]

Albuquerque-Santa Fe KWBQ[17] 19.3 The CW Tamer Media, LLC
(operated under an SSA by Nexstar Media Group)
January 11, 2016
Roswell KRWB 21.3

New York[edit]

Albany WXXA-TV[17] 23.3 Fox Shield Media, LLC
(operated through SSA by Nexstar Media Group)
December 25, 2015
Binghamton WIVT 34.3 ABC Nexstar Media Group September 19, 2016
Buffalo WKBW-TV 7.2 E. W. Scripps Company April 28, 2015[19] Launch was originally planned for April 15, 2015, but was delayed two weeks due to technical problems with the equipment used to transmit WKBW's subchannels.[20] Signal is primarily focused on Western New York, covering the Southern Tier.
WIVB-TV 4.2 CBS Nexstar Media Group October 16, 2017 Broadcast signal covers the Golden Horseshoe of Ontario, including the city of Toronto.
Elmira WETM-TV 18.3 NBC September 1, 2016
New York City WABC-TV 7.3 ABC ABC Owned Television Stations April 15, 2015[6]
Rochester WROC-TV 8.3 CBS Nexstar Media Group August 20, 2016
Syracuse WSYR-TV 9.4 ABC August 25, 2016
Utica WFXV 33.3 Fox September 3, 2016
Watertown WWTI 50.3 ABC August 27, 2016

North Carolina[edit]

Charlotte WAXN-TV 64.4 Independent Cox Media Group June 1, 2017
RaleighDurham WTVD 11.3 ABC ABC Owned Television Stations April 15, 2015
Wilmington WECT 6.4 NBC Raycom Media
(sale to Gray Television pending)
July 30, 2018
WADA-LD 18.1 - HC2 Holdings January 4, 2016

North Dakota[edit]

Bismarck KXMB-TV 12.3 CBS Nexstar Media Group September 13, 2016
Dickinson KXMA-TV 2.3 The CW
FargoGrand Forks KRDK-TV 4.8 Cozi TV Major Market Broadcasting April 15, 2015
Minot KXMC-TV 13.3 CBS Nexstar Media Group September 13, 2016
Williston KXMD-TV 11.3

Ohio[edit]

Cincinnati WCPO-TV 9.3 ABC E. W. Scripps Company April 15, 2015
Cleveland WEWS-TV 5.3
Columbus WCMH-TV 4.4 NBC Nexstar Media Group October 12, 2017
Dayton WHIO-TV 7.3 CBS Cox Media Group[7] April 15, 2015
Youngstown WYFX-LD[17] 19.3 Fox Nexstar Media Group December 31, 2015

Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma City KTOU-LD 21.9 HSN HC2 Holdings March 26, 2018
Tulsa KJRH-TV 2.3 NBC E. W. Scripps Company April 15, 2015

Oregon[edit]

Bend KFXO-CD 39.5 Fox News-Press & Gazette Company April 30, 2018
Portland-Salem KPTV 12.3 Meredith Corporation October 8, 2015[8]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Altoona-Johnstown WTAJ-TV 10.3 CBS Nexstar Media Group August 26, 2016
Erie WJET-TV 24.2 ABC August 28, 2016
Harrisburg WHTM-TV 27.4 October 16, 2017
Philadelphia WPVI-TV 6.3 ABC Owned Television Stations April 15, 2015
Pittsburgh WPXI 11.3 NBC Cox Media Group June 1, 2015[7]
Scranton WBRE-TV 28.2 Nexstar Media Group August 27, 2016

Puerto Rico[edit]

San Juan W44CV-D 44.2 The Cowboy Channel TV Red Puerto Rico February 13, 2017

Rhode Island[edit]

Providence WNAC-TV[17] 64.3 Fox Super Towers, Inc.
(operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
February 29, 2016

South Carolina[edit]

Charleston WCBD 2.4 NBC Nexstar Media Group November 2, 2017
Columbia WKTC 63.4 The CW WBHQ Columbia, LLC October 2, 2017
Florence-Myrtle Beach WMBF-TV 32.4 NBC Raycom Media
(sale to Gray Television pending)
July 30, 2018
Greenville-Spartanburg W28DB-D 28.2 GEB America Carolina Christian Broadcasting

Tennessee[edit]

Chattanooga WKSY-LD 21.3 BlueHighways TV Altennga Broadcasting January 8, 2018
Jackson WJKT 16.3 Fox Nexstar Media Group September 8, 2016
WHJK-LD 20.2 Escape DTV America Corporation TBD
Johnson CityKingsport WKPT-TV 19.3 Cozi TV Glenwood Communications Corporation January 30, 2017[21]
Knoxville WATE-TV[17] 6.3 ABC Nexstar Media Group January 10, 2016
Memphis WATN-TV 24.2 August 29, 2016
Nashville WTVF 5.3 CBS E.W. Scripps Company[18] September 20, 2015

Texas[edit]

Abilene KRBC-TV 9.3 NBC Mission Broadcasting
(operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
August 25, 2016
Amarillo KAMR-TV 4.3 Nexstar Media Group
Austin KNVA 54.3 The CW Vaughan Media, LLC
(operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
January 29, 2016
Corpus Christi KORO 28.3 Univision Entravision Communications July 23, 2018
DallasFort Worth KUVN-DT 23.4 Univision Communications August 4, 2015
El Paso KTSM-TV 9.4 NBC Nexstar Media Group September 13, 2016
Harlingen KCWT-CD 21.3 The CW Entravision Communications May 19, 2018
Houston KTRK-TV 13.3 ABC ABC Owned Television Stations April 15, 2015
KEHO-LD 32.3 Festiva TV HC2 Holdings October 26, 2016
Laredo KETF-CD 31.3 UniMás Entravision Communications July 23, 2018
Lubbock KMYL-LD 14.2 MyNetworkTV Ramar Communications June 1, 2015
KLBK-TV 13.2 CBS Nexstar Media Group August 20, 2016
Midland-Odessa KMID 2.2 ABC September 26, 2016
San Angelo KSAN-TV 3.3 NBC Mission Broadcasting
(operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
August 25, 2016
San Antonio KNIC-DT 17.4 UniMás Univision Communications September 1, 2015
Tyler KFXK-TV 51.4 Fox White Knight Broadcasting
(operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
September 15, 2016
Waco KYLE-TV 28.4 MyNetworkTV Nexstar Media Group September 2, 2016
Wichita Falls KFDX-TV 3.3 NBC September 1, 2016

Utah[edit]

Salt Lake City KTMW 20.4 Telemundo Serestar Communications October 7, 2015
KTVX 4.3 ABC Nexstar Media Group September 2, 2016

Vermont[edit]

Burlington-Montpelier WVNY 22.2 ABC Mission Broadcasting
(operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
August 23, 2016

Virginia[edit]

Norfolk-Virginia Beach WSKY-TV 4.3 Independent Lockwood Broadcast Group November 16, 2015
Richmond-Petersburg WRIC-TV 8.4 ABC Nexstar Media Group October 25, 2017
WUPV 65.4 The CW American Spirit Media
(sale to Gray Television pending)
July 30, 2018
Roanoke-Lynchburg WWCW 21.3 Nexstar Media Group August 30, 2016

Washington[edit]

Olympia-Seattle KIRO-TV 7.3 CBS Cox Media Group April 15, 2015[7]

West Virginia[edit]

Bluefield WLFB 40.6 Independent Living Faith Ministries, Inc. April 30, 2018
Clarksburg WBOY-TV 12.4 NBC Nexstar Media Group September 15, 2016
Huntington-Charleston WOWK-TV 13.3 CBS September 1, 2016

Wisconsin[edit]

Eau Claire-La Crosse WLAX 25.3 Fox Nexstar Media Group August 30, 2016
Green Bay WGBA-TV 26.3 NBC E.W. Scripps Company[18] August 11, 2015
Madison WIFS 57.6 Independent Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC April 30, 2018
Milwaukee WTMJ-TV 4.2 NBC E.W. Scripps Company[18] September 28, 2015

List of former affiliates[edit]

City of license/market Station Virtual
channel
[16]
Primary affiliation at the time Owner Dates of affiliation[4] Notes

Arkansas[edit]

Fayetteville KFLU-LD 20.4 Bounce TV
(now affiliated with The Country Network)
DTV America Corporation September 19 - October 26, 2016 Replaced by Infomercials, now airing Tuff TV
Jonesboro KPMF-LD 26.3 Escape
(now affiliated with MyNetworkTV)
DTV America Corporation
(now owned by HC2 Holdings)
June 23 - October 26, 2016 Replaced by Comet

California[edit]

Los Angeles KMEX-DT 34.2 Univision Univision Communications September 24 - December 24, 2017
Sacramento KAHC-LD 43.1 - DTV America Corporation
(now owned by HC2 Holdings)
July 20 - November 13, 2016 Replaced by ASN, which later became Stadium, and the Laff affiliation moved to KMAX-TV's newly launched second digital subchannel after an 8 1/2 month absence.

Georgia[edit]

Savannah WDID-LP 26
(analog)
- Regal Media January 4 - August 20, 2016 License cancelled by the Federal Communications Commission on February 16, 2017. Laff would eventually launch on WSAV-TV's newly-launched fourth digital subchannel.

Illinois[edit]

Chicago WLS-TV 7.3 ABC ABC Owned Television Stations April 15, 2015 - December 17, 2017 Entered into a post-auction channel sharing agreement with WXFT-DT; rights moved to WXFT sister station WGBO-DT2.

Kentucky[edit]

Louisville WBNA 21.8 Independent Evangel World Prayer Center October 12, 2017 - June 10, 2018 Replaced by This TV.

Maine[edit]

Portland WPME
(now WIPL)
35.3 MyNetworkTV
(now affiliated with Ion Television)
Ironwood Communications
(now owned by Ion Media Networks)
November 7, 2016 - April 1, 2018 Replaced by Ion Life and the Laff affiliation moved to WPXT's newly launched fifth digital subchannel.

North Carolina[edit]

Charlotte WSOC-TV 9.2 ABC Cox Media Group April 15, 2015 - June 1, 2017 Replaced by Telemundo and the Laff affiliation moved to WAXN-TV's newly launched fourth digital subchannel.
GreensboroWinston-Salem
High Point
WCWG 20.3 The CW Lockwood Broadcast Group
(now owned by Hearst Television)
June 1, 2015 - July 30, 2017 WCWG sold its spectrum for $105,731,122 and indicated that it would enter into a post-auction channel sharing agreement, resulting in the station dropping the network.

Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma City KBZC-LD 42.2 Bounce TV
(later affiliated with ASN, and then Stadium, now affiliated with Heartland)
DTV America Corporation
(now owned by HC2 Holdings)
July 26 - November 13, 2016 Replaced by Infomercials, now airing Tuff TV, Laff would later be launched on KTOU-LD's newly-launched ninth digital subchannel.

South Carolina[edit]

Charleston WBSE-LP 20.1 - DTV America Corporation
(now owned by HC2 Holdings)
January 4 - December 13, 2016 The Laff affiliation now airs on WCBD-TV's newly launched fourth digital subchannel.

Tennessee[edit]

Johnson City-Kingsport WAPK-CD 36.3 MeTV Glenwood Communications Corporation April 30, 2016 - January 29, 2017 Replaced by Bounce TV and the Laff affiliation moved to WKPT-TV's third digital subchannel.

Texas[edit]

Amarillo KAUO-LD 15.3 Bounce TV
(now affiliated with The Country Network)
DTV America Corporation June 23 - October 26, 2016 Replaced by Infomercials, now airing Tuff TV
Waco KZCZ-LD 34.2 DTV America Corporation
(now owned by HC2 Holdings)
September 12 - October 26, 2016 Replaced by Comet

West Virginia[edit]

Charleston-Huntington WTZP-LP 50.3 Cozi TV Eagle Broadcasting Group December 1, 2015 - March 5, 2017 Replaced by Buzzr

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