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Light TV
Light TV
Type Digital broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability Nationwide (available on OTA digital television and LPTV)
Slogan There is something good on
Headquarters Beverly Hills, California
Owner MGM Television
Mark Burnett
Roma Downey
Hearst Communications
Launch date
December 22, 2016 (2016-12-22)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
Affiliates List of affiliates
Official website
www.lighttv.com

Light TV is an American digital broadcast television network owned by MGM Television that launched on December 22, 2016. The network features family-friendly and faith-based entertainment programming. Light TV is headed by the husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey; Burnett is the CEO of MGM TV, while Downey is best known as an actress and star of Touched by an Angel. Both Burnett and Downey consider themselves deeply religious, and have teamed in the past on producing several religious- or family-oriented projects (most notably the 2013 History miniseries The Bible) through the MGM subsidiary Downey leads, Lightworkers Media.[1][2]

History

The then-new over-the-top (OTT) faith-based channel was under development as early as September 2014 when MGM purchased 55% of One Three Media and LightWorkers Media, owned by Hearst Entertainment, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, and consolidated them into United Artists Media Group.[3] With MGM purchasing Hearst and Burnett and Downey's shares in UAMG, the channel was still a planned streaming service. However, Hearst and Burnett and Downey retained their stakes in the channel.[4]

MGM announced the formation of Light TV on November 16, 2016, with a launch planned for December on thirteen Fox TV stations.[5] However, Light TV launched on December 22, 2016[6] on only two stations.[7]

Programming

Light TV features several series and movies meant to fit the network's family-oriented approach, including content from the MGM film and TV library or acquired through outside sources.[1][2]

Current programming

Below is a current list of programing broadcast on Light TV:[8]

Children's programming


Affiliates

Light TV initially launched on subchannels of fourteen Fox and MyNetworkTV stations owned by Fox Television Stations, with most of the initial affiliates being owned-and-operated stations of the Fox Broadcasting Company.[9] MGM will offer the network to stations outside the initial markets.[10]

City Station[11][12] Physical
channel
Virtual
channel
Owner (Management Company) Date of affiliation Notes

Alabama

Tuscaloosa/Birmingham WVUA 23.2 University of Alabama June 1, 2017

Arizona

Phoenix KSAZ-TV 10.4 Fox Television Stations July 20, 2017

Arkansas

Harrison K26GS-D 26.4 Reynolds Media, Inc. 2017

California

Los Angeles KTTV 11.3 Fox Television Stations December 22, 2016
San Francisco KICU-TV 36.5 October 19, 2017
Fresno KAIL 7.2 Aperio Communications
Sacramento KCSO-LD 33.4 Serestar Communications Corporation 2018
Santa Barbara KZDF-LD 8.3 December 2017

Colorado

Sterling KCDO-TV 23.6 10.1 Newsweb Corporation 2017
Colorado Springs KWHS-LD 51.2 51.2 LeSEA Broadcasting July 1, 2017

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C. WDCA 20.4 Fox Television Stations July 2017

Florida

Miami WSVN 7.2 Sunbeam Television July 14, 2017
Orlando WOFL 35.2 Fox Television Stations

Georgia

Atlanta WAGA-TV 5.4 Fox Television Stations 2017

Hawaii

Honolulu KWHE-TV 14.2 LeSEA Broadcasting 2017

Idaho

Boise KRID-LD 22.7 Karlo Maalouf July 2017

Illinois

Chicago WFLD 32.4 Fox Television Stations June 11, 2018 Relocated from WPWR-TV 50.3
Peoria WAOE-TV 59.3 Venture Technologies Group 2017

Indiana

Indianapolis WHMB-TV 40.2 LeSEA Broadcasting June 2017
South Bend WHME-TV 46.5 October 9, 2017
Angola WINM-TV 12.3 Tri-State Christian Television September 2017
Fort Wayne WEIJ-LD 38.3

Iowa

Iowa City KWKB 20.2 KM Communications Inc. 2017

Louisiana

Baton Rouge KPBN 14.4 Pelican Broadcasting Network January 1, 2018
New Orleans WHNO 20.2 LeSEA Broadcasting 2017

Michigan

Detroit WHNE-LD 20 14.1 Tait Broadcasting Since late August 2017
Traverse City-Cadillac WMNN-LD 14.7 26.7 Freelancer Television Broadcasting Since August 2017
Flint/Saginaw/Bay City WAQP 49.3 48.3 Tri-State Christian Television Since September 2017
Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo WTLJ 24.3 54.3 Tri-State Christian Television 2018

Minnesota

Minneapolis KMSP-TV 9.5 Fox Television Stations July 26, 2017

Missouri

Kansas City KSMO-TV 62.2 Meredith Corporation May 6, 2018

Nevada

Las Vegas KGNG-LD 47.5 King Kong Broadcasting October 23, 2017

Century Link Cable Channel 22

New Mexico

Albuquerque KTVS-LD 36.1 Alpha Omega Broadcasting October 2017[13]

New York

Albany WNYA 51.2 Hubbard Broadcasting November 1, 2017 Replaced Antenna TV
New York City WNYW 5.4 Fox Television Stations December 22, 2016
Jamestown WNYB 26.3 Tri-State Christian Television ?

North Carolina

Charlotte WJZY-TV 46.8 Fox Television Stations 2017

Ohio

Cincinnati WBQC-LD ("WKRP-TV") 25.5 Block Communications 2018
Mansfield WMFD-TV 68.3 Mid-State Television, Inc. 2017

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City KBZC-LD 42.2 DTV America Corporation November 5, 2017 Replaced Tuff TV
Tulsa KWHB-TV 47.2 LeSEA Broadcasting July 2017 Replaced Cozi TV

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia WTXF-TV 29.3 Fox Television Stations 2017

South Carolina

Greenville WGGS-TV 16.4 Carolina Christian Broadcasting 2017

Tennessee

Nashville WJFB 44.3 44.3 Tri-State Christian Television November 20, 2017

Texas

Austin KGBS 19.5 32.5 CNZ Communications October 9, 2017
Bryan/College Station KAGS-LD 32.6 19
Dallas KDFI 27.5 Fox Television Stations July 14, 2017
Houston KRIV 26.2

Virginia

Grundy WLFG 68.2 Living Faith Ministries, Inc. February 3, 2018

Wisconsin

Milwaukee WIWN 68.2 CNZ Communications September 1, 2017

References

  1. ^ a b "MGM Launches Light TV on Fox Owned Stations and Affiliates". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. November 16, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Faith-Based LIGHT TV Coming To FOX 32.2 In December". Chicagoland Radio & Media. November 16, 2016. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ Busch, Mike Fleming Jr,Anita (September 22, 2014). "MGM Buys 55% Of Roma Downey And Mark Burnett's Empire; Relaunches United Artists". Deadline. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ Lieberman, David (December 14, 2015). "MGM Taps Mark Burnett To Run TV Operation After Buying Out JV Partners". Deadline. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Busch, Anita (November 16, 2016). "Roma Downey, Mark Burnett And MGM Launch Light TV With Fox Stations On Board". Deadline. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ Bouma, Luke (March 3, 2017). "Three New Over-the-Air TV Networks Recently Launched - Cord Cutters News". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ "Light TV". Light TV.com. LightWorker Media OTT, LLC. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016. Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ "LIGHT_SCHEDULE_AUGUST_24_UPDATE" (PDF). 2017-08-01. 
  9. ^ "Fox Stations Sign on For Roma Downey and Mark Burnett Network". TVSpy. Prometheus Global Media. November 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ Kate Stanhope (November 16, 2016). "Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and MGM to Launch Faith Digital Network on Fox Stations". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2016. 
  11. ^ "Stations for Network - Light TV". RabbitEars.Info. Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ [ List of Light TV affiliates on RabbitEars.info]
  13. ^ "KAZQ/KTVS - Alpha Omega Broadcasting". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018. 

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