Quest (American TV network)
|Type||Digital multicast television network|
|Broadcast area||Nationwide via OTA digital television|
|Affiliates||List of affiliates|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Founded||November 7, 2017|
|Launched||January 29, 2018|
Quest is an American digital multicast television network 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.
The network was officially launched on January 29, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time with an episode ("Air Ambush") of the 2006–08 History series Dogfights as the network's inaugural program.
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 A&E, Discovery, History, Smithsonian, and truTV cable networks, as well as those which premiered in 3D (aired on Quest in traditional 2D) from the now-defunct DirecTV channel 3net:
- Auction Kings
- Aussie Gold Hunters
- Black Gold
- Chasing Monsters
- Combat Dealers
- Doomsday Preppers
- Dual Survival
- Factory Made
- Fish Tank Kings
- Food Factory USA
- Full Throttle Saloon
- Giant Lobster Hunters
- Hardcore Pawn
- Hunting Hitler
- Lizard Lick Towing
- Machines: How They Work
- Made by Destruction
- Mayday: Air Disaster
- Mega Builders
- Mega Shippers
- Most Daring
- Seconds from Disaster
- Shipping Wars
- South Beach Tow
- Storage Hunters
- Storage Wars Canada
- Storm Chasers
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
- Yukon Gold
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 TelevisaUnivision USA 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†|
|Mobile||WPMI||15.2||15||NBC||Deerfield Media(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)||Fall 2022|
|Mesa (Phoenix)||KPNX||12.4||18||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||Twist||TelevisaUnivision USA||January 29, 2018|
|Ontario (Los Angeles)||KFTR-DT||46.5||29||UniMás (O&O)|
|San Diego||KFMB-TV||8.5||8||CBS||Tegna||February 28, 2020|
|Denver||KUSA-TV||9.5||9||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
District of Columbia
|Washington, D. C.||WUSA-TV||9.3||9||CBS||Tegna|
|Waterbury/Hartford/New Haven||WCCT-TV||20.4||33||The CW||Tegna|
|Hollywood (Miami)||WAMI-DT||69.5||24||UniMás (O&O)||TelevisaUnivision USA||January 29, 2018|
|Orange Park (Jacksonville)||WJXX||25.3||10||ABC||Tegna|
|Orlando||WVEN-TV||43.5||22||UniMás (O&O)||TelevisaUnivision USA|
|West Palm Beach||WFLX||29.6||35||Fox||Gray Television|
|Atlanta||WXIA-TV||11.4||10||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018||Flagship station|
|Boise||KTVB||7.4||7||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Aurora (Chicago)||WXFT||60.3||44||UniMás (O&O)||TelevisaUnivision USA|
|Rockford||WREX||13.6||13||NBC||Allen Media Broadcasting|
|Elkhart (South Bend)||WSJV||28.5||30||Heroes & Icons||Gray Television||May 1, 2019|
|Fort Wayne||WFWC-CD||45.8||16||Cozi TV||HC2 Holdings|
|Indianapolis||WTHR||13.5||13||NBC||Tegna||December 2019||Moved from WSDI-LD 30.1|
|Des Moines||KCWI-TV||23.4||23||The CW||Tegna||February 2018|
|Cedar Rapids||KGAN||2.3||29||CBS||Sinclair||October 2022||Moved from KWKB 20.6|
|Louisville||WHAS-TV||11.3||11||ABC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Lexington||WTVQ-DT||36.6||27||Morris Multimedia||early 2018[when?]|
|Lafayette||KXKW-LD||32.5||30||Newsnet||Delta Media Corp/Wilderness Comm||November 21, 2022|
|Slidell/New Orleans||WUPL||54.2||17||MyNetworkTV||Tegna||January 29, 2018||Replaced a standard-definition simulcast of WUPL's main feed|
|Shreveport||KSHV-TV||45.4||16||Nexstar Media Group||February 2018|
|Bangor||WLBZ||2.3||2||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Portland||WCSH||6.4||31||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Grand Rapids||WZZM||13.4||13||ABC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Saginaw, Michigan||WFFC-LD||17.3||17||Azteca América||HC2 Holdings||Late 2019|
|Minneapolis/St. Paul||KARE||11.4||31||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Kansas City||KCTV||5.4||24||CBS||Gray Television|
|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||TelevisaUnivision USA
|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||24||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Fayetteville||WUVC-DT||40.6||22||Univision||TelevisaUnivision USA||February 3, 2018|
|WFMY-TV||2.4||35||CBS||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Willmington||WWAY-TV||3.4||24||ABC||Morris Multimedia||Coming Soon|
|Fargo||KRDK||4.9||24||Cozi TV||Major Market Broadcasting||2020|
|Cincinnati||WBQC-LD||25.12||28||Movies! / Cozi TV||Block Communications||January 23, 2018||Replaced WOTH-CD 20.3 Buzzr channel|
|Cleveland||WKYC||3.4||19||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Columbus||WBNS-TV||10.5||21||CBS||November 15, 2019|
|Toledo||WTOL-TV||11.4||11||CBS||November 15, 2019|
|Oklahoma City||KBZC-LD||42.1||9||Quest||DTV America Corporation|
|Tulsa||KUOC-LD||48.5||33||Buzzr||DTV America Corporation|
|KGEB||53.3||12||GEB America||Oral Roberts University|
|Klamath Falls||KOTI||2.3||13||NBC||California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc.||Coming soon|
|Portland||KGW||8.4||26||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Philadelphia||WFPA-CD||28.3||35||UniMás (O&O)||TelevisaUnivision USA||January 29, 2018|
|Greensburg/Pittsburgh||WPCB-TV||40.4||28||Cornerstone Television||Cornerstone Television|
|Columbia||WLTX||19.4||15||CBS||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Greenville||WGGS||16.6||16||Religious Independent||Carolina Christian Broadcasting||-|
|Myrtle Beach/Florence||WMBF-TV||32.6||32||NBC||Gray Television||2020|
|Chattanooga||WDEF-TV||12.5||12||CBS||Morris Multimedia||January 29, 2018|
|Knoxville||WBIR-TV||10.4||10||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Nashville||WUXP-TV||30.2||21||MyNetworkTV||Sinclair Broadcast Group||October 1, 2022|
|Amarillo||KAUO-LD||15.7||14||The Country Network||DTV America||March 1, 2018|
|Austin||KVUE||24.4||33||ABC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Conroe/Houston||KTBU||55.1||33||Quest||March 27, 2020||Was formerly on KHOU 11.4 from 2018 to 2021|
|Dallas/Fort Worth||WFAA||8.4||8||ABC||January 29, 2018|
|El Paso||KTFN||65.3||20||UniMás||Entravision Communications||August 2018|
|San Angelo||KIDY||6.6||19||Fox||Coming soon|
|San Antonio||KENS||5.4||29||CBS||January 29, 2018|
|Wolfforth/Lubbock||KLCW-TV||22.4||23||The CW||Gray Television|
|Burlington (Plattsburgh, New York)||WVNY||22.4||7||ABC||Mission Broadcasting
(Nexstar Media Group)
|WVEC||13.4||11||ABC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Seattle||KING-TV||5.3||25||NBC||Tegna||January 29, 2018|
|Fond du Lac/Milwaukee||WIWN||68.3||5||Cozi TV||CNZ Communications||January 29, 2018|
|Green Bay/Appleton||WBAY-TV||2.7||23||ABC||Gray Television||TBA|
|Madison/Middleton||WZCK-LD||8.4||36||Cozi TV||HC2 Holdings|
|Wausau/Rhinelander||WSAW-TV||7.5||7||CBS||Gray Television||March 11, 2020|
- ^ "Our Leadership Team". Quest. Tegna Inc./Cooper Media. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
- ^ "TEGNA, Cooper Media to Launch Quest, a New Multicast Adventure and Exploration Network" (Press release). Tegna Inc. November 7, 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2018 – via Business Wire.
- ^ Jon Lafayette (November 7, 2017). "Tegna Launching Quest, New Multicast Net, With Cooper". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
- ^ Dade Hayes (November 7, 2017). "Tegna And Cooper Media Plan Adventure-Themed Multicast Network Quest". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
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- ^ Hayes, Dade (May 6, 2019). "Tegna Acquires Multicast Networks Quest And Justice Network In $91M Deal".
- ^ "All Shows". Quest. Tegna Inc./Cooper Media. Retrieved April 9, 2022.
- ^ a b "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". Facebook. January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.