via press release:
getTV EXPANDS ITS DISTRIBUTION REACH WITH THE SIGNING OF COX MEDIA GROUP TV STATIONS IN CHARLOTTE, JACKSONVILLE, SEATTLE AND TULSA
CULVER CITY, CA – Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – getTV, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks’ new U.S. digital broadcast television network, is adding four major market TV stations from the Cox Media Group (CMG) to its growing affiliate roster. Starting today, April 1, getTV is adding WAXN-TV in Charlotte, NC; KIRO-TV in Seattle, WA; and KMYT-TV in Tulsa, OK. In the summer, getTV begins broadcasting on WTEV-TV in Jacksonville, FL.
With this agreement and others, getTV has struck deals covering 31 television markets, 18 of which are in the top 20 designated market areas (DMAs), representing more than 48 percent of the U.S. television households. The over the air channel positions for the stations launching today are WAXN-TV-Charlotte (64.2), KIRO-TV-Seattle (7.2) and KMYT-TV-Tulsa (41.2).
The network, launched in early February, broadcasts classic Hollywood films produced from the 1930s through the 1960s and is available across the country on cable and over free-to-air. getTV’s schedule features some of the best of Hollywood’s golden era spanning Academy Award®-winning films, Westerns and comedies.
“Cox Media Group is a well-respected broadcaster and through this partnership we are able to substantially increase our footprint across the country. CMG’s vote of confidence at this early stage is extremely important to us as we bring getTV into more homes, allowing viewers to enjoy our Channel’s timeless classics,” said Superna Kalle, senior vice president, U.S. networks, SPT and general manager, Sony Movie Channel, Cine Sony Television and getTV, who manages the network.
“Cox Media Group is excited to be adding the great programming of getTV to our portfolio of multicast stations in Tulsa, Seattle, Charlotte, and soon in Jacksonville,” said Jane Williams, CMG’s executive vice president of television. “Our viewers will be able to enjoy the best movies and biggest stars from the golden age of the silver screen.”
Cox Media Group viewers in Seattle, Charlotte, Jacksonville, and Tulsa will enjoy the range of classic films on getTV. In addition to a month-long theme, the network offers weekly programming blocks that represent different genres. Saturdays viewers can ‘get out of town’ when getTV presents a full day and night of classic Westerns. On Sunday evenings the network highlights silver screen favorites and Tuesday’s primetime schedule ‘gets groovy,’ as getTV romps through the campy, comedic movies of the late 1950s and 1960s with its ‘Groovy Tuesdays’ block. Thursday and Friday nights, getTV features the work of iconic Hollywood stars. And, each weekday at 1 p.m. (ET)/10 a.m. (PT), the network showcases legendary film actresses with its ‘Afternoon Delight’ block.
To find where getTV is locally carried, viewers can consult their cable or pay TV service provider or visit get.tv for channel numbers in their respective areas.
getTV is a digital subchannel available over the air and on cable dedicated to showcasing Hollywood’s legendary movies through the 1960s. The network, operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks, launched in February 2014, features Academy Award® winning films and other epic classics titles. getTV distribution covers more than 48 percent of all U.S. television households across 31 markets, including 18 of the top 20 designated market areas (DMAs). The network is broadcast by Univision Television Group owned stations, Cox Media Group owned stations and others. For information, visit get.tv, and connect with the network on Facebook.