I get a email every day from Broadcasting and Cable Magazine.
I found out in todays issue that Beaumont has a new channel coming which is currently only available OTA analog and on cable. It is channel 22 and is currently a black urban station as per their web page.
For those of you that don't know, FOX network is starting a new network to compete with the new "CW" network owned by CBS and WB currently.
The new fox channel is going to be called the "MNT" network and will be held localy by KEBQ channel 22. Here is the press release below:
MNT Picks Up 10 More Stations
By Allison Romano -- Broadcasting & Cable, 6/15/2006 3:34:00 PM
Fox's My Network TV picked up 10 new affiliates Thursday to bring its total distribution to 85% of the country.
The newest affiliates include: KTFO Tulsa, Okla., owned by Clear Channel; WNFM Ft. Myers-Naples, Fla., a Comcast-owned outlet; KSCC Wichita, Kan., a Mercury Broadcasting Co. station; XHRIO/Harlingen-McAllen-Brownsville, Texas, owned by Entravision Communications; KKTV-DT Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Colo., a Gray Television station; WYTV-DT Youngstown, Ohio, owned by Chelsey Broadcasting Co.; KEYT-DT Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, Calif., owned by Smith Media License Holdings; KOTR Monterey-Salinas, Calif, owned by Mirage Media; KUVI Bakersfield, Ohio,owned by KUVI License Partnership; KEBQ Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas, owned by MBC 1.
The new stations bring MNT's clearance to 149 markets, including 26 of the top 30. The network launches Sept. 5, and executives have said they expect to reach 90% of the country by that date.