GetTV

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GetTV
TypeDigital broadcast television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNationwide via OTA digital television(covering 44% of the U.S.)[1]
FoundedApril 22, 2013[2]
OwnerSony Pictures Television Networks
(Sony Pictures Television)[3]
ParentSony Pictures Entertainment
Key peopleSuperna Kalle
(SVP of U.S. networks, SPT, General manager)[3]
Launch dateFebruary 3, 2014
Picture format480i (4:3 SD)
Official websiteget.tv
 
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GetTV
TypeDigital broadcast television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNationwide via OTA digital television(covering 44% of the U.S.)[1]
FoundedApril 22, 2013[2]
OwnerSony Pictures Television Networks
(Sony Pictures Television)[3]
ParentSony Pictures Entertainment
Key peopleSuperna Kalle
(SVP of U.S. networks, SPT, General manager)[3]
Launch dateFebruary 3, 2014
Picture format480i (4:3 SD)
Official websiteget.tv

GetTV is an American digital multicast television network owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The network's primary programming consists of pre-1970s classic feature films, mainly from the Sony Pictures Television library, along with the required three hours of educational and informational programming meeting FCC guidelines airing on Friday mornings. GetTV is available in the United States through the digital subchannels of broadcast television stations, as well as on select cable providers.[2]

The network competes with Movies!, as a similarly-formatted network whose primary sources of programming are also feature films[2] and also mixed classic television series and film channels This TV, Me-TV, Antenna TV, Cozi TV, Bounce and Retro Television Network.[1]

Background[edit]

Sony Pictures already maintains distribution deals with Antenna TV [4] (owned by Tribune Broadcasting) and Movies![citation needed] (a joint venture between Weigel Broadcasting and Fox Television Stations) which allows those networks to carry films from the Sony library, in addition to a distribution deal with Antenna TV to broadcast television series that Sony's television unit holds rights to.

History[edit]

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the formation of GetTV on April 22, 2013, with a planned launch that fall. Originally, the network had posted an October 2013 launch date on their website, but later revised the date to February 3, 2014. The channel launched at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on that date, with the 1957 film Operation Mad Ball as its inaugural film telecast.[5] Univision Communications launched GetTV in 24 markets served by a station owned by the group giving GetTV affiliates in 17 of the 20 largest media markets in the United States. The network is also seeking carriage on the digital subchannels of television stations owned by other broadcasting companies.[2][3]

Affiliates[edit]

List of affiliates[edit]

CityStation[6]Virtual
channel
OwnerNotes †

Arizona[edit]

FlagstaffKFPH-DT13.3Univision Communications
Green Valley (Tucson)KUVE-DT46.3
PhoenixKFPH-CD35.3

California[edit]

FresnoKFTV-DT21.2Univision Communications
KTFF-LD41.2Simulcast of KFTV-DT 21.2
Los AngelesKFTR-DT46.2
San FranciscoKFSF-DT66.3
SacramentoKTFK-DT64.3

Colorado[edit]

DenverKTFD-DT14.3Univision Communications

District of Columbia[edit]

WashingtonWFDC-DT14.3Univision Communications

Florida[edit]

HollywoodWAMI-DT69.3Univision Communications
MiamiWLTV-DT23.2
OrlandoWOTF-DT43.2
Tampa-St. PetersburgWFTT-DT50.3

Georgia[edit]

AtlantaWUVG-DT34.3Univision Communications

Illinois[edit]

Chicago-JolietWGBO-DT66.2Univision Communications

Massachusetts[edit]

BostonWUTF-DT66.3Univision Communications

New Jersey[edit]

Newark (New York City)WFUT-DT68.3Univision Communications

New Mexico[edit]

AlbuquerqueKTFQ-DT14.2Univision Communications

New York[edit]

Smithtown (New York City)WFTY-DT67.3Univision CommunicationsOperates as a satellite of WFUT-DT

North Carolina[edit]

Raleigh-Durham-FayettevilleWUVC-DT40.4Univision Communications

Ohio[edit]

ClevelandWQHS-DT61.3Univision Communications

Pennsylvania[edit]

PhiladelphiaWUVP-DT65.3Univision Communications

Texas[edit]

AustinKAKW-DT62.3Univision Communications
Dallas-Fort WorthKSTR-DT49.2
HoustonKFTH-DT67.2
San AntonioKWEX-DT41.2Updated 02-02-2014

Utah[edit]

Salt Lake CityKUTH-DT32.3Univision Communications

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sony Pictures Television Launches Entertainment Digi-Net 'GetTV'". Broadcasting & Cable. April 22, 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Sony Pictures TV To Launch Movies Diginet". TVNewsCheck. April 22, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Spangler, Todd (April 22, 2013). "Sony Pictures TV Slates Fall Debut for GetTV Movie-Classics Net". Variety. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tribune Company Launching Digital Subchannel Antenna TV Network". Chicago Tribune. August 30, 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Sony's GetTV Jumps Into Multicasting Fray, TVNewsCheck, February 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Stations for Network - GetTV". RabbitEars.info. Retrieved April 24, 2013.