|Type||Digital broadcast television network|
|Availability||Nationwide (available on OTA digital television and LPTV)|
|Slogan||There is something good on|
|Headquarters||Beverly Hills, California|
|December 22, 2016|
|Affiliates||List of affiliates|
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 History
- 2 Programming
- 3 Affiliates
- 3.1 Alabama
- 3.2 Arizona
- 3.3 Arkansas
- 3.4 California
- 3.5 Colorado
- 3.6 District of Columbia
- 3.7 Florida
- 3.8 Georgia
- 3.9 Hawaii
- 3.10 Idaho
- 3.11 Illinois
- 3.12 Indiana
- 3.13 Iowa
- 3.14 Louisiana
- 3.15 Michigan
- 3.16 Minnesota
- 3.17 Missouri
- 3.18 Nevada
- 3.19 New Mexico
- 3.20 New York
- 3.21 North Carolina
- 3.22 Ohio
- 3.23 Oklahoma
- 3.24 Pennsylvania
- 3.25 South Carolina
- 3.26 Tennessee
- 3.27 Texas
- 3.28 Virginia
- 3.29 Wisconsin
- 4 References
- 5 External links
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. 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.
MGM announced the formation of Light TV on November 16, 2016, with a launch planned for December on thirteen Fox TV stations. However, Light TV launched on December 22, 2016 on only two stations.
Below is a current list of programing broadcast on Light TV:
- Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? (December 22, 2016–present)
- Flipper – The New Adventures
- Green Acres
- Highway to Heaven (December 22, 2016–present)
- Sea Hunt
- All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series
- The Busy World of Richard Scarry
- The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures
- Franny's Feet
- Inspector Gadget
- The Pink Panther Show (December 24, 2016)
- Wimzie's House
Former children's programming
- The Adventures of Paddington Bear (Returns July 24, 2018)
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. MGM will offer the network to stations outside the initial markets.
|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|
|Sacramento||KCSO-LD||33.4||Serestar Communications Corporation||2018|
|Santa Barbara||KZDF-LD||8.3||December 2017|
|Colorado Springs||KWHS-LD||51.2||51.2||LeSEA Broadcasting||July 1, 2017|
District of Columbia
|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|
|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|
|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
|Albuquerque||KTVS-LD||36.1||Alpha Omega Broadcasting||October 2017|
|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||?|
|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|
|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|
|Dallas||KDFI||27.5||Fox Television Stations||July 14, 2017|
|Grundy||WLFG||68.2||Living Faith Ministries, Inc.||February 3, 2018|
|Milwaukee||WIWN||68.2||CNZ Communications||September 1, 2017|
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