The Family Channel (U.S. TV network)

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For the Canadian network, see Family Channel.
The Family Channel
Type Broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability Nationwide via OTA digital television
(covering 21% of the U.S.)[1]
Owner ValCom
Luken Communications
Launch date
December 15, 2008 (as My Family TV)
December 2013 (as The Family Channel)
Former names
My Family TV
Faith TV
Official website
www.famchannel.com
Replaced Faith TV

The Family Channel is an American general entertainment television network owned by Luken Communications, and based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.[2][3]

History[edit]

Logo of My Family TV, the former incarnation of "The Family Channel"

In September 2008, ValCom announced that they would purchase the assets of Faith TV, relaunching it as a more broadly-distributed family television network.[4] On December 15, 2008, ValCom deal to purchase Faith TV closed and they relaunched Faith TV as My Family TV.[5] On October 1, 2009, ValCom completed the purchase of the network after making its final $250,000 payment.[6] The network had no connections with the similarly-named Fox Television Stations-owned MyNetworkTV programming service.

On March 22, 2011, ValCom announced that My Family TV would become a joint venture with Luken Communications.[2][3] Many of the programs seen on My Family TV, such as Route 66, Lassie, Highway to Heaven and Daniel Boone also aired on sister network RTV.

In December 2013, Luken Communications rebranded MyFamilyTV as The Family Channel.[7] "The Family Channel" name was formerly used by the former Christian Broadcasting Network-owned cable channel that has since become Freeform in January 2016; outside of some shared public domain programming once aired in the CBN/Family Channel era of Freeform, the two networks have no relation to each other.

Programming[edit]

The Family Channel's programming includes the following:[8]

Children [E/I][edit]

Classics[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Lifestyle[edit]

Travel and Outdoors[edit]

Religious[edit]

Affiliates[edit]

The Family Channel is broadcast on 40 affiliates and translators across the United States.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Top 25 Digital Broadcast Networks". TVNewsCheck.com. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Frank, Judy (March 22, 2011). "Chattanooga's Luken Communications Enters Joint Venture With ValCom Entertainment Company". Chattanoogan. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "ValCom, Inc. Announces Joint Venture With Luken Communications". Marketwire. March 22, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Valcom to Purchase Faith TV; Re-launch as Family Television Network". tvover.net. September 3, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "ValCom, Inc. Closes Deal With Faith TV; Ready to Launch "My Family TV" Network". MarketWire. December 15, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ "MyFamilyTV now solely owned by Valcom". Tampa Bay Business Journal. October 1, 2009. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Luken Communications launches The Family Channel". RBR-TVBR. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Newman, Dee. "My Family TV (Times Listed are Eastern Time)". Retrieved July 9, 2012.