Quest (U.S. TV network)

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Quest
TypeDigital multicast television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNationwide via OTA digital television
FoundedNovember 7, 2017; 11 months ago (2017-11-07)
by Lonnie Cooper
SloganLet's Explore
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
ParentTegna, Inc.
Cooper Media[1]
Key people
  • Steve Schiffman (CEO)
  • John Ford
  • (Head of Programming)
  • Barry Wallach
  • (Head of Distribution)
  • Ned Simon
  • (Head of Production and Network Operations)[2]
Launch date
January 29, 2018; 9 months ago (2018-01-29)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
AffiliatesList of affiliates
Official website
www.questtv.com

Quest is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by Cooper Media. 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.

History[edit]

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.[3][4][5][6]

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.

Programming[edit]

Quest's program schedule[7] consists of a mix of programs that originally aired on the Discovery, History, Smithsonian, and truTV cable networks, as well as programs from the now-defunct DirecTV channel 3net (downconverted to flat 2D):

Affiliates[edit]

As of June 2018, Quest has pending affiliation agreements with television stations in 36 media markets (including 24 of the top 30) encompassing 24 states, covering 50% of all households with at least one television set in the United States.[8]

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.[1][9]

List of affiliates[edit]

City of license/Market Station Virtual
channel
[8]
Physical
channel
Primary
affiliation
(on main channel)
Owner
(Management Company)
Date of affiliation Notes†

Alabama[edit]

Montgomery WDSF-LD 19.1 19 MyNetworkTV HC2 Holdings

Arkansas[edit]

Little Rock KTHV 11.4 12 CBS Tegna January 29, 2018
Paragould, AR (Memphis, TN) KPMF-LD 26.1 26 MyNetworkTV HC2 Holdings

Arizona[edit]

Mesa (Phoenix) KPNX 12.4 12 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018
Tucson KMSB 11.4 25 Fox Tegna
(Raycom Media)

California[edit]

Bakersfield KUVI-DT 45.2 45 Justice Network Univision Communications January 29, 2018
Ontario (Los Angeles) KFTR-DT 46.5 29 UniMás (O&O)
Sacramento KXTV 10.4 10 ABC Tegna

Colorado[edit]

Denver KUSA 9.5 9 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

Florida[edit]

Hollywood (Miami) WAMI-DT 69.5 47 UniMás (O&O) Univision Communications January 29, 2018
Orange Park (Jacksonville) WJXX 25.3 10 ABC Tegna
Tampa/St. Petersburg WTSP 10.4 10 CBS

Georgia[edit]

Atlanta WXIA-TV 11.4 10 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

Idaho[edit]

Boise KTVB 7.4 7 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

Illinois[edit]

Aurora (Chicago) WXFT 60.3 44 UniMás (O&O) Univision Communications

Indiana[edit]

Indianapolis WSDI-LD 30.1 30 Quest DTV America

Iowa[edit]

Des Moines KCWI-TV 23.4 23 The CW Nexstar Media Group February 2018

Kentucky[edit]

Louisville WHAS-TV 11.3 11 ABC Tegna January 29, 2018

Louisiana[edit]

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 44 Nexstar Media Group February 2018
Monroe KMCT-TV 39.6 22 Religious WGGS-TV October 2018

Maine[edit]

Portland WCSH 6.4 44 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

Michigan[edit]

Grand Rapids WZZM 13.4 13 ABC Tegna January 29, 2018
Detroit WUDL-LD 19.1 19 None DTV America March 1, 2018
Detroit WADL 38.3 39 WADL Adell Broadcasting

Minnesota[edit]

Minneapolis/St. Paul KARE 11.4 11 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

Missouri[edit]

St. Louis KSDK 5.4 35 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

Nevada[edit]

Las Vegas KGNG-LD 26.6 KGNG King Kong Broadcasting Replaced St. Rose Channel

New Mexico[edit]

Albuquerque/Santa Fe KLUZ-TV 14.2 22 Univision Univision Communications
(Entravision Communications)
January 29, 2018

New Jersey[edit]

Newton (New York City) WMBC-TV 63.2 18 Independent Mountain Broadcasting Corporation September 2018

New York[edit]

Buffalo WGRZ 2.4 33 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

North Carolina[edit]

Charlotte WCNC-TV 36.4 22 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018
Fayetteville WUVC-DT 40.6 38 Univision Univision Communications February 3, 2018
Greensboro/
Winston-Salem/High Point
WFMY-TV 2.4 51 CBS Tegna January 29, 2018

Ohio[edit]

Cincinnati WBQC-LD 20.3 47 Movies! / Cozi TV Block Communications January 23, 2018[10] Replaced WOTH-CD 20.3 Buzzr channel
Cleveland WKYC 3.4 17 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

Oregon[edit]

Portland KGW 8.4 8 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

Pennsylvania[edit]

Philadelphia WFPA-CD 28.3 28 UniMás (O&O) Univision Communications January 29, 2018

South Carolina[edit]

Columbia WLTX 19.4 17 CBS Tegna January 29, 2018

Tennessee[edit]

Knoxville WBIR-TV 10.4 10 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

Texas[edit]

Amarillo KAUO-LD 15.7 14 The Country Network DTV America March 1, 2018
Austin KVUE 24.4 33 ABC Tegna January 29, 2018
Dallas/Fort Worth WFAA 8.4 8
El Paso KTFN 65.3 51 UniMás Entravision Communications August 2018
Houston KHOU 11.4 11 CBS Tegna January 29, 2018
San Antonio KENS 5.4 39
Wolfforth/Lubbock KLCW-TV 22.4 43 The CW Woods Communications Corporation
(Ramar Communications)

Vermont[edit]

Burlington (Plattsburgh, New York) WVNY 22.4 13 ABC Mission Broadcasting
(Nexstar Media Group)
February 2018

Virginia[edit]

Hampton/Norfolk/
Virginia Beach
WVEC 13.4 13 ABC Tegna January 29, 2018

Washington[edit]

Seattle KING-TV 5.3 48 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018
Spokane KSKN 22.3 36 The CW

Wisconsin[edit]

Fond du Lac/Milwaukee WIWN 68.3 5 OnTV4U CNZ Communications January 29, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jon Lafayette (December 20, 2017). "Univision Stations to Carry New Quest Diginet". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Our Leadership Team". Quest. Tegna, Inc./Cooper Media. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Jon Lafayette (November 7, 2017). "Tegna Launching Quest, New Multicast Net, With Cooper". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Dade Hayes (November 7, 2017). "Tegna And Cooper Media Plan Adventure-Themed Multicast Network Quest". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Mark K. Miller (November 7, 2017). "Tegna, Cooper Media to Launch Quest Diginet". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheck Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "All Shows". Quest. Tegna, Inc./Cooper Media. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Stations for Network - Quest". RabbitEars. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  9. ^ Richard Middleton (December 21, 2017). "Univision helps Cooper with Quest". C21Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Goodbye". January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.

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