Light TV

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Light TV
Type Digital broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability Nationwide (available on OTA digital television and LPTV)
Slogan There is something good on
Headquarters Beverly Hills, California
Owner MGM Television
Mark Burnett
Roma Downey
Hearst Communications
Launch date
December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
Affiliates List of affiliates
Official website

Light TV is an American digital broadcast television network owned by MGM Television that launched on December 22, 2016. The network features family-friendly and faith-based entertainment programming. Light TV is headed by the husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey; Burnett is the CEO of MGM TV, while Downey is best known as an actress and star of Touched by an Angel. Both Burnett and Downey consider themselves deeply religious, and have teamed in the past on producing several religious- or family-oriented projects (most notably the 2013 History miniseries The Bible) through the MGM subsidiary Downey leads, Lightworkers Media.[1][2]


The then-new over-the-top (OTT) faith-based channel was under development as early as September 2014 when MGM purchased 55% of One Three Media and LightWorkers Media, owned by Hearst Entertainment, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, and consolidated them into United Artists Media Group.[3] With MGM purchasing Hearst and Burnett and Downey's shares in UAMG, the channel was still a planned streaming service. However, Hearst and Burnett and Downey retained their stakes in the channel.[4]

MGM announced the formation of Light TV on November 16, 2016, with a launch planned for December on thirteen Fox TV stations.[5] However, Light TV launched on December 22, 2016[6] on only two stations.[7]


Light TV features several series and movies meant to fit the network's family-oriented approach, including content from the MGM film and TV library or acquired through outside sources.[1][2]

Current programming[edit]

Below is a current list of programing broadcast on Light TV:[8]

Children's programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Former children's programming[edit]


Light TV initially launched on subchannels of fourteen Fox and MyNetworkTV stations owned by Fox Television Stations, with most of the initial affiliates being owned-and-operated stations of the Fox Broadcasting Company.[9] MGM will offer the network to stations outside the initial markets.[10]

City Station[11][12] Physical
Owner (Management Company) Date of affiliation Notes


Tuscaloosa/Birmingham WVUA 23.2 University of Alabama June 1, 2017


Phoenix KSAZ-TV 10.4 Fox Television Stations July 20, 2017


Harrison K26GS-D 26.4 Reynolds Media, Inc. 2017


Los Angeles KTTV 11.3 Fox Television Stations December 22, 2016
San Francisco KICU-TV 36.5 October 19, 2017
Fresno KAIL 7.2 Aperio Communications
Sacramento KCSO-LD 33.4 Serestar Communications Corporation 2018
Santa Barbara KZDF-LD 8.3 December 2017


Sterling KCDO-TV 23.6 10.1 Newsweb Corporation 2017
Colorado Springs KWHS-LD 51.2 51.2 LeSEA Broadcasting July 1, 2017

District of Columbia[edit]

Washington, D.C. WDCA 20.4 Fox Television Stations July 2017


Miami WSVN 7.2 Sunbeam Television July 14, 2017
Orlando WOFL 35.2 Fox Television Stations


Atlanta WAGA-TV 5.4 Fox Television Stations 2017


Honolulu KWHE-TV 14.2 LeSEA Broadcasting 2017


Boise KRID-LD 22.7 Karlo Maalouf July 2017


Chicago WFLD 32.4 Fox Television Stations June 11, 2018 Relocated from WPWR-TV 50.3
Peoria WAOE-TV 59.3 Venture Technologies Group 2017


Indianapolis WHMB-TV 40.2 LeSEA Broadcasting June 2017
South Bend WHME-TV 46.5 October 9, 2017
Angola WINM-TV 12.3 Tri-State Christian Television September 2017
Fort Wayne WEIJ-LD 38.3


Iowa City KWKB 20.2 KM Communications Inc. 2017


Baton Rouge KPBN 14.4 Pelican Broadcasting Network January 1, 2018
New Orleans WHNO 20.2 LeSEA Broadcasting 2017


Detroit WHNE-LD 20 14.1 Tait Broadcasting Since late August 2017
Traverse City-Cadillac WMNN-LD 14.7 26.7 Freelancer Television Broadcasting Since August 2017
Flint/Saginaw/Bay City WAQP 49.3 48.3 Tri-State Christian Television Since September 2017
Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo WTLJ 24.3 54.3 Tri-State Christian Television 2018


Minneapolis KMSP-TV 9.5 Fox Television Stations July 26, 2017


Kansas City KSMO-TV 62.2 Meredith Corporation May 6, 2018


Las Vegas KGNG-LD 47.5 King Kong Broadcasting October 23, 2017

Century Link Cable Channel 22

New Mexico[edit]

Albuquerque KTVS-LD 36.1 Alpha Omega Broadcasting October 2017[13]

New York[edit]

Albany WNYA 51.2 Hubbard Broadcasting November 1, 2017 Replaced Antenna TV
New York City WNYW 5.4 Fox Television Stations December 22, 2016
Jamestown WNYB 26.3 Tri-State Christian Television ?

North Carolina[edit]

Charlotte WJZY-TV 46.8 Fox Television Stations 2017


Cincinnati WBQC-LD ("WKRP-TV") 25.5 Block Communications 2018
Mansfield WMFD-TV 68.3 Mid-State Television, Inc. 2017


Oklahoma City KBZC-LD 42.2 DTV America Corporation November 5, 2017 Replaced Tuff TV
Tulsa KWHB-TV 47.2 LeSEA Broadcasting July 2017 Replaced Cozi TV


Philadelphia WTXF-TV 29.3 Fox Television Stations 2017
Pittsburgh WPCW 19.4 CBS Corporation July 2018

South Carolina[edit]

Greenville WGGS-TV 16.4 Carolina Christian Broadcasting 2017


Nashville WJFB 44.3 44.3 Tri-State Christian Television November 20, 2017


Austin KGBS 19.5 32.5 CNZ Communications October 9, 2017
Bryan/College Station KAGS-LD 32.6 19
Dallas KDFI 27.5 Fox Television Stations July 14, 2017
Houston KRIV 26.2


Grundy WLFG 68.2 Living Faith Ministries, Inc. February 3, 2018


Milwaukee WIWN 68.2 CNZ Communications September 1, 2017


  1. ^ a b "MGM Launches Light TV on Fox Owned Stations and Affiliates". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Faith-Based LIGHT TV Coming To FOX 32.2 In December". Chicagoland Radio & Media. November 16, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  3. ^ Busch, Mike Fleming Jr,Anita (September 22, 2014). "MGM Buys 55% Of Roma Downey And Mark Burnett's Empire; Relaunches United Artists". Deadline. Penske Business Media. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ Lieberman, David (December 14, 2015). "MGM Taps Mark Burnett To Run TV Operation After Buying Out JV Partners". Deadline. Penske Business Media. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Busch, Anita (November 16, 2016). "Roma Downey, Mark Burnett And MGM Launch Light TV With Fox Stations On Board". Deadline. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ Bouma, Luke (March 3, 2017). "Three New Over-the-Air TV Networks Recently Launched - Cord Cutters News". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Light TV". Light LightWorker Media OTT, LLC. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ "LIGHT_SCHEDULE_AUGUST_24_UPDATE" (PDF). 2017-08-01. 
  9. ^ "Fox Stations Sign on For Roma Downey and Mark Burnett Network". TVSpy. Prometheus Global Media. November 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ Kate Stanhope (November 16, 2016). "Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and MGM to Launch Faith Digital Network on Fox Stations". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 28, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Stations for Network - Light TV". RabbitEars.Info. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  12. ^ [ List of Light TV affiliates on]
  13. ^ "KAZQ/KTVS - Alpha Omega Broadcasting". Retrieved 27 March 2018. 

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