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Light TV
Light TV
is an American digital broadcast television network owned by MGM Television
MGM Television
that launched on December 22, 2016. The network features family-friendly and faith-based entertainment programming. Light TV
Light TV
is headed by the husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett
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]

Contents

1 History 2 Programming

2.1 Current programming

2.1.1 Children's programming

3 Affiliates

3.1 Alabama 3.2 Arizona 3.3 Arkansas 3.4 California 3.5 Colorado 3.6 District of Columbia 3.7 Florida 3.8 Georgia 3.9 Hawaii 3.10 Idaho 3.11 Illinois 3.12 Indiana 3.13 Iowa 3.14 Louisiana 3.15 Michigan 3.16 Minnesota 3.17 Nevada 3.18 New Mexico 3.19 New York 3.20 North Carolina 3.21 Ohio 3.22 Oklahoma 3.23 Pennsylvania 3.24 South Carolina 3.25 Tennessee 3.26 Texas 3.27 Virginia 3.28 Wisconsin

4 References 5 External links

History[edit] 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
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
Light TV
on November 16, 2016, with a launch planned for December on 13 Fox TV stations.[5] However, Light TV launched on December 22, 2016[6] only on two stations.[7] Programming[edit] Light TV
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[edit] Below is a current list of programing broadcast on Light TV:[8]

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?[5] (December 22, 2016–present) Flipper Flipper – The New Adventures Green Acres Heartland[5] (December 22, 2016–present) Highway to Heaven[5] (December 22, 2016–present) Sea Hunt

Children's programming[edit]

The Adventures of Paddington Bear All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series

The Busy World of Richard Scarry The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures Inspector Gadget Madeline The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
(December 24, 2016–present) Wimzie's House

Upcoming Programming

Knight Rider (2018) Doctor Who (2019)

Former Programming

All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series

Heartland[9] (December 22, 2016–April 8 2018) Inspector Gadget The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
(December 24, 2016–April 8 2018)

Affiliates[edit] Light TV
Light TV
initially launched on subchannels of fourteen Fox and MyNetworkTV
MyNetworkTV
stations owned by Fox Television Stations, with most of the initial affiliates being owned-and-operated stations of the Fox Broadcasting Company.[10] MGM will offer the network to stations outside the initial markets.[11]

City Station[12][13] Physical channel Virtual channel Owner (Management Company) Date of affiliation Notes

Alabama[edit]

Tuscaloosa/Birmingham WVUA

23.2 University of Alabama June 1, 2017

Arizona[edit]

Phoenix KSAZ-TV

10.4 Fox Television Stations July 20, 2017

Arkansas[edit]

Harrison K26GS-D

26.4 Reynolds Media, Inc. 2017

California[edit]

Los Angeles KTTV

11.3 Fox Television Stations 000000002016-12-22-0000December 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[edit]

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[edit]

Washington, DC WDCA

20.4 Fox Television Stations July 2017

Florida[edit]

Miami WSVN-DT2

7.2 Sunbeam Television July 14, 2017

Orlando WOFL

35.2 Fox Television Stations

Georgia[edit]

Atlanta WAGA-TV

5.4 Fox Television Stations 2017

Hawaii[edit]

Honolulu KWHE-TV

14.2 LeSEA Broadcasting 2017

Idaho[edit]

Boise KRID-LD

22.7 Karlo Maalouf July 2017

Illinois[edit]

Peoria WAOE-TV

59.3 Venture Technologies Group 2017

Indiana[edit]

Gary (Chicago, Illinois) WPWR-TV

50.3 Fox Television Stations June 2017

Indianapolis WHMB-TV

40.2 LeSEA Broadcasting

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[edit]

Iowa City KWKB

20.2 KM Communications Inc. 2017

Louisiana[edit]

Baton Rouge KPBN

14.4 Pelican Broadcasting Network January 1, 2018

New Orleans WHNO

20.2 LeSEA Broadcasting 2017

Michigan[edit]

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

Minnesota[edit]

Minneapolis KMSP-TV

9.5 Fox Television Stations July 26, 2017

Nevada[edit]

Las Vegas KGNG-LD

47.5 King Kong Broadcasting October 23, 2017

Century Link Cable Channel 22

New Mexico[edit]

Albuquerque KTVS-LD

36.1 Alpha Omega Broadcasting October 2017[14]

New York[edit]

Albany WNYA

51.2 Hubbard Broadcasting 000000002017-11-01-0000November 1, 2017 Replaced Antenna TV

New York City WNYW

5.4 Fox Television Stations 000000002016-12-22-0000December 22, 2016

Jamestown WNYB

26.3 Tri-State Christian Television ?

North Carolina[edit]

Charlotte WMYT-TV

55.4 Fox Television Stations 2017

Ohio[edit]

Cincinnati WBQC-LD ("WKRP-TV")

25.5 Block Communications 2018

Mansfield WMFD-TV

68.3 Mid-State Television, Inc. 2017

Oklahoma[edit]

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[edit]

Philadelphia WTXF-TV

29.3 Fox Television Stations 2017

South Carolina[edit]

Greenville WGGS-TV

16.4 Carolina Christian Broadcasting 2017

Tennessee[edit]

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

Texas[edit]

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[edit]

Grundy WLFG

68.2 Living Faith Ministries, Inc. February 3, 2018

Wisconsin[edit]

Milwaukee WIWN

68.2 CNZ Communications September 1, 2017

References[edit]

^ a b "MGM Launches Light TV
Light TV
on Fox Owned Stations and Affiliates". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 28, 2016.  ^ a b "Faith-Based LIGHT TV Coming To FOX 32.2 In December". Chicagoland Radio & Media. November 16, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2017.  ^ Busch, Mike Fleming Jr,Anita (September 22, 2014). "MGM Buys 55% Of Roma Downey
Roma Downey
And Mark Burnett's Empire; Relaunches United Artists". Deadline. Penske Business Media. Retrieved March 6, 2017.  ^ Lieberman, David (December 14, 2015). "MGM Taps Mark Burnett
Mark Burnett
To Run TV Operation After Buying Out JV Partners". Deadline. Penske Business Media. Retrieved March 6, 2017.  ^ a b c d Busch, Anita (November 16, 2016). "Roma Downey, Mark Burnett And MGM Launch Light TV
Light TV
With Fox Stations On Board". Deadline. Retrieved March 6, 2017.  ^ Bouma, Luke (March 3, 2017). "Three New Over-the-Air TV Networks Recently Launched - Cord Cutters News". Cord Cutters News. Retrieved March 6, 2017.  ^ "Light TV". Light TV.com. LightWorker Media OTT, LLC. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2017.  ^ "LIGHT_SCHEDULE_AUGUST_24_UPDATE" (PDF). 2017-08-01.  ^ Busch, Anita (November 16, 2016). "Roma Downey, Mark Burnett
Mark Burnett
And MGM Launch Light TV
Light TV
With Fox Stations On Board". Deadline. Retrieved March 6, 2017.  ^ "Fox Stations Sign on For Roma Downey
Roma Downey
and Mark Burnett
Mark Burnett
Network". TVSpy. Prometheus Global Media. November 16, 2016.  ^ Kate Stanhope (November 16, 2016). "Roma Downey, Mark Burnett
Mark Burnett
and MGM to Launch Faith Digital Network on Fox Stations". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 28, 2016.  ^ "Stations for Network - Light TV". RabbitEars.Info. Retrieved March 6, 2017.  ^ [ List of Light TV
Light TV
affiliates on RabbitEars.info] ^ "KAZQ/KTVS - Alpha Omega Broadcasting". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 27 March 2018. 

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