Quest (American TV network)
|Type||Digital multicast television network|
|Availability||Nationwide via OTA digital television|
|Founded||November 7, 2017 |
by Lonnie Cooper
|January 29, 2018|
|Affiliates||List of affiliates|
Quest is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by Tegna Inc. The network specializes in travel, historical, science, and adventure-focused documentary and reality series aimed at adults between the ages of 25 and 54.
The network, which broadcasts in 480i standard definition, is available in several large and mid-sized markets via digital subchannel affiliations with broadcast television stations. Stations have the option of placing their Quest-affiliated subchannels on cable television providers serving their market (via existing carriage agreements for local broadcast stations) to provide additional local coverage.
The formation of Quest was announced on November 7, 2017, as a partnership between Cooper Media (a company formed at that same time to serve as the owner of Quest and its sister network, Justice Network) and Tegna Inc. The network was given an expected launch date of January 2018. Tegna tapped several of its 46 owned or operated television stations to serve as the network's charter affiliates, in exchange for maintaining a minority ownership stake in the network.
In May 2019, it was announced that Tegna would be acquiring both the Justice Network and Quest.
Quest's program schedule consists of a mix of programs that originally aired on the Discovery, History, Smithsonian, and truTV cable networks, as well as program which premiered in 3D (aired on Quest in traditional 2D) from the now-defunct DirecTV channel 3net:
- 1,000 Days of the Planet
- African Wild
- American Loggers
- Appalachian Outlaws
- Auction Kings
- Battle 360°
- Building the Brand
- Command Decisions
- Dangerous Flights
- The Detonators
- Dual Survival
- Flying Wild Alaska
- IRT: Deadliest Roads
- Life After People
- Live Fire
- The Lost Evidence
- Massive Moves
- Mayday: Air Disaster
- Modern Marvels
- Most Daring
- Mystery Quest
- Storm Chasers
- Tougher In Alaska
- Unsolved History
- WWI: The First Modern War
As of December 2018[update], Quest has affiliation agreements with television stations in 67 media markets (including 24 of the top 30) encompassing 35 states, covering 60.81% of all households with at least one television set in the United States.
When its launch was announced, the network reached a charter affiliation agreement with network co-partner Tegna, which initially planned to debut the network on 22 of its television stations. On December 20, 2017, the network signed a multi-station agreement with Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Communications to carry its programming on five of its Univision and UniMás owned-and-operated television stations as well as one station affiliated with Justice Network.
List of affiliates
|City of license/Market||Station||Virtual
(on main channel)
|Date of affiliation||Notes†|
|Mesa (Phoenix)||KPNX||12.4||12||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Little Rock||KTHV||11.4||12||CBS||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Paragould, AR (Memphis, TN)||KPMF-LD||26.1||24||MyNetworkTV||HC2 Holdings|
|Bakersfield||KUVI-DT||45.2||26||Justice Network||Univision Communications||January 29, 2018|
|Ontario (Los Angeles)||KFTR-DT||46.5||29||UniMás (O&O)|
|Denver||KUSA||9.5||9||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Hollywood (Miami)||WAMI-DT||69.5||24||UniMás (O&O)||Univision Communications||January 29, 2018|
|Orange Park (Jacksonville)||WJXX||25.3||10||ABC||Tegna|
|Atlanta||WXIA-TV||11.4||10||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Boise||KTVB||7.4||7||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Aurora (Chicago)||WXFT||60.3||44||UniMás (O&O)||Univision Communications|
|Elkhart (South Bend)||WSJV||28.5||28||Heroes & Icons||Quincy Media||May 1, 2019|
|Indianapolis||WTHR (O&O)||13.5||13||NBC||Tegna||December 2019||moved from 30.1 WSDI-LD|
|Des Moines||KCWI-TV||23.4||23||The CW||Nexstar Media Group||February 2018|
|Louisville||WHAS-TV||11.3||11||ABC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Lexington||WTVQ-DT||36.6||40||Morris Multimedia||early 2018[when?]|
|Slidell/New Orleans||WUPL||54.2||24||MyNetworkTV||Tegna||January 29, 2018||Quest will replace a standard-definition simulcast of WUPL's main feed|
|Shreveport||KSHV-TV||45.4||16||Nexstar Media Group||February 2018|
|Portland||WCSH||6.4||44||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Grand Rapids||WZZM||13.4||13||ABC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Detroit||WUDL-LD||19.1||19||None||DTV America||March 1, 2018|
|Saginaw, Michigan||WFFC-LD||17.3||17||None||HC2 Holdings||Late 2019|
|Minneapolis/St. Paul||KARE||11.4||11||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|St. Louis||KSDK||5.4||35||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Las Vegas||KGNG-LD||15.5||KGNG||King Kong Broadcasting||Replaced St. Rose Channel|
|Albuquerque/Santa Fe||KLUZ-TV||14.2||22||Univision||Univision Communications
|January 29, 2018|
|Newton (New York City)||WMBC-TV||63.2||18||Independent||Mountain Broadcasting Corporation||September 2018|
|Buffalo||WGRZ||2.4||33||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Charlotte||WCNC-TV||36.4||22||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Fayetteville||WUVC-DT||40.6||22||Univision||Univision Communications||February 3, 2018|
|WFMY-TV||2.4||51||CBS||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Cincinnati||WBQC-LD||20.3||47||Movies! / Cozi TV||Block Communications||January 23, 2018||Replaced WOTH-CD 20.3 Buzzr channel|
|Cleveland||WKYC||3.4||17||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Columbus||WBNS-TV||10.5||21||CBS||Tegna||November 15, 2019|
|Portland||KGW||8.4||8||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Philadelphia||WFPA-CD||28.3||35||UniMás (O&O)||Univision Communications||January 29, 2018|
|Columbia||WLTX||19.4||15||CBS||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Greenville||WGGS||16.6||16||Religious Independent||Carolina Christian Broadcasting||-|
|Knoxville||WBIR-TV||10.4||10||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Amarillo||KAUO-LD||15.7||14||The Country Network||DTV America||March 1, 2018|
|Austin||KVUE||24.4||33||ABC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|El Paso||KTFN||65.3||20||UniMás||Entravision Communications||August 2018|
|Houston||KHOU||11.4||11||CBS||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Wolfforth/Lubbock||KLCW-TV||22.4||23||The CW||Woods Communications Corporation
|Burlington (Plattsburgh, New York)||WVNY||22.4||13||ABC||Mission Broadcasting
(Nexstar Media Group)
|WVEC||13.4||13||ABC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Seattle||KING-TV||5.3||48||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Fond du Lac/Milwaukee||WIWN||68.3||5||OnTV4U||CNZ Communications||January 29, 2018|
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- "All Shows". Quest. Tegna Inc./Cooper Media. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- "Stations for Network - Quest". RabbitEars. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
- Jon Lafayette (December 20, 2017). "Univision Stations to Carry New Quest Diginet". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
- Richard Middleton (December 21, 2017). "Univision helps Cooper with Quest". C21Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
- "Goodbye". January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.