getTV Signs Major Affiliation Deal With Sinclair Broadcast Group To Bring The Classic Movie Channel To 33 New Markets Including Minneapolis, Pittsburgh And St. Louis
CULVER CITY, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- getTV
, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks' U.S. digital broadcast television network, significantly increased its national distribution footprint today, announcing a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) (Nasdaq: SBGI
) that adds 33 TV markets to getTV's growing affiliate roster. With getTV's new SBG agreement, the network's clearance level is close to 70 percent of U.S. television households, upping its current reach almost 20 percent, since the channel's debut four months ago.
getTV has now completed deals covering 65 total television markets, including 40 in the top 50 designated market areas (DMAs), furthering its reach and increasing partnership opportunities for brands catering to influential boomer and senior demographics. Launch dates for the network's 33 SBG station affiliates will be staggered throughout the summer and completed before the end of September 2014. The full roster of getTV's SBG affiliates is provided below.
"The response for getTV, from both our station partners and the public at large, has been overwhelmingly positive," said Andy Kaplan, president, worldwide networks, SPT. "By gaining such major distributors as Sinclair Broadcast Group, it is evident that the marketplace is supporting our channel, a solid sign that getTV is a vibrant business and consumer proposition."
"We are excited to add getTV to our channel line-up," commented David Amy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, SBG. "We believe there is audience demand in our markets for such movie classics as those offered by getTV, and we are pleased to fulfill that local need."
getTV presents classic Hollywood films of all genres and is available over free-to-air broadcast TV and through many local cable systems. getTV's schedule includes Academy Award®-winning films, dramas, romances, Westerns, and comedies, with an impressive list of cinematic icons from Frank Sinatra to Shirley Temple.
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.
The Sinclair Broadcast Group owned and operated stations joining getTV's affiliate lineup are listed below: