WGN-TV LAUNCHES MGM’S 24/7 FREE DIGITAL NETWORK “THIS TV” ON CHANNEL 9.3 IN CHICAGO TELEVISION MARKET ON NEW CHANNELS
PREMIERE MONTH INCLUDES THANKSGIVING DAY MOVIE MARATHON!
CHICAGO, IL – November 21, 2013 – THIS TV, the 24/7 free digital network from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), is now on Over the Air channel 9.3 in the Chicagoland area and starting in December, will be on the following new cable channels:
COMCAST 354 (starting December 4)
RCN 28 (starting mid-December—currently THIS is on RCN 26)
MEDIACOM 107 (starting mid-December)
Among the great movie programming Chicago viewers can enjoy in THIS TV’s first month on channel 9.3 is the
“Gut-Busting Thanksgiving marathon” on Thanksgiving Day, featuring comedy hits THIS IS SPINAL TAP directed by Rob Reiner, BABY BOOM starring Diane Keaton, THE END starring Burt Reynolds and HAUNTED HONEYMOON starring Gene Wilder & Gilda Radner.
“THIS TV gives viewers in Chicago a high quality free movie programming alternative,” stated Jacqueline Comeau, Senior Vice President, THIS TV Affiliate Relations, MGM. “Audiences of all ages know that the MGM brand stands for quality entertainment and THIS TV delivers on that promise and more.”
THIS TV features movies from MGM’s vast library of over 4,000 titles. Effective this fall 2013, MGM partnered with Tribune Broadcasting to operate THIS TV. Tribune will handle all programming and promotion operations for the digital network out of the WGN-TV facilities in Chicago.
THIS TV launched nationally in November 2008 and is the premiere multicast programming service in the country dedicated to movies. WGN-TV joins nearly 130 affiliates and adds Chicago to the even stronger 85% national footprint of THIS TV. In addition to MGM films, each affiliate carries a block of programming dedicated to children’s viewing and many THIS TV affiliates carry rebroadcasts of local news programming and local or regional sporting events.
For local schedule highlights, viewers may check their local listings or visit http://www.thistv.com.
About THIS TV
THIS TV launched nationally in November 2008 and is the premiere multicast programming service dedicated to movies in the country. THIS TV has nearly 130 affiliates and is in 85% of the U.S. market. In addition to MGM films, THIS TV affiliates carry a block of programming dedicated to children’s viewing. Many THIS TV affiliates carry rebroadcasts of local news programming and local or regional sporting events.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels. For more information, visit http://www.mgm.com.
WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming news, sports and entertainment. Most programming airs in high definition on WGN 9.1. WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station airing on WGN-TV as well as CLTV, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Tribune Broadcasting’s classic TV network Antenna TV and WGN 9.3 becomes the home of movie network This TV in November 2013. WGN-TV also programs for WGN America on cable, telco and satellite throughout the U.S. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNtv.com