or


[03/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
TV20 Detroit Announces New Affiliation with MynetworkTV

[via press release from MyNetworkTV]

TV20 Detroit Announces New Affiliation With MyNetworkTV

DETROIT, March 23 -- TV20 Detroit has been officially signed as a MyNetworkTV affiliate debuting Tuesday, September 5, 2006. MyNetworkTV is the second broadcast network to be launched by Rupert Murdoch and has signed up 64 television stations throughout the country (representing 55% of the market).

Regarding the announcement, Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations, noted, "We are pleased to enter into this affiliation agreement with Granite Broadcasting Corporation in Detroit, Ft. Wayne and Duluth, three very important markets for MyNetworkTV."

He continued, "While securing affiliates in the major markets is important, it is equally imperative to us to sign strong affiliates in the mid-sized and smaller markets. Every one of these broadcasters brings significant value to MyNetworkTV and they will play a central role in launching this exciting new network."

President and General Manager of TV20 Detroit, Sarah Norat-Phillips, said, "We are on the precipice of an exciting new era for TV20 Detroit and our affiliation with MyNetworkTV is only the first of several valuable opportunities that TV20 will capitalize on in the future. Our association with Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation strengthens our positioning in the market, our value to our viewers and our brand."

John Deushane, Chief Operating Officer for Granite Broadcasting Corporation, said, "We are thrilled to add the MyNetworkTV affiliation to TV20, Detroit's fastest growing television station. Adding this exciting new network to our current schedule, which already includes the red-hot Detroit Pistons, will certainly have audiences referring to TV20 as 'My Favorite TV Station.' We are also very happy about providing MyNetworkTV programming to the communities we serve in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Duluth, Minnesota/Superior, Wisconsin."

Added TV20 Detroit General Sales Manager David Bangura, "This affiliation represents a true partnership between MyNetworkTV and TV20 Detroit; one that will maximize the value of our local inventory while creating an instantly credible and accessible brand."

Targeted to Adults 18-49, the broadcast network will provide broadcasters with operational flexibility through a seamless flow of original primetime programming and branded national marketing initiatives that allow stations to maintain and strengthen their localism. 12 hours of programming will air on MyNetworkTV Monday through Saturday.

MyNetworkTV will launch with Twentieth Television's new scripted primetime drama strips "Desire" and "Secrets." The hour-long programs will feature a 65-episode story arc stripped Monday through Friday over the span of 13 weeks. Each Saturday, a re-cap episode highlighting the two programs' previous week's storylines will air. "Desire," scheduled to air at 8:00pm (Eastern/Pacific)/7:00pm (Central), follows two close brothers on the run from the mafia who both fall in love with, and then passionately battle for, the same woman. Immediately following "Desire" will be "Secrets," airing at 9:00pm (Eastern/Pacific)/8:00pm (Central). The drama takes an in-depth look at the dreams, successes and tragedies found everyday in the fashion industry.

TV20 Detroit is the television home of the Detroit Pistons. Starting in June viewers can look forward to seeing hit shows such as Friends and in September, Scrubs on TV20 Detroit.

Granite Broadcasting Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GBTVK - News) owns and operates, or provides programming, sales and other services to 13 television stations in the following 8 markets: San Francisco, California, Detroit, Michigan, Buffalo, New York, Fresno, California, Syracuse, New York, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Peoria, Illinois, and Duluth, Minnesota-Superior, Wisconsin. The Company's television station group includes affiliates of the NBC, CBS, ABC, WB and UPN networks, and reaches approximately 6% of all U.S. television households.

Source: TV20 Detroit





  [march 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[02/14/16 - 11:45 AM]
CBS News' Republican Debate Is the Most Watched of Any Debate in 2016, Drawing 13.51M Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, February 13.

[02/14/16 - 08:43 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Republican Debate Sparks CBS Victory
The two-hour telecast leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/14/16 - 08:35 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Was the #1 Non-News Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, February 13.

[02/13/16 - 08:44 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads the Night Among Adults 18-49
"Shark Tank" and "20/20" post big gains from a week ago.

[02/13/16 - 08:40 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with "Shark Tank" and "20/20" at Season Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 12.

[02/13/16 - 08:29 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its 18-49 High Since Nov. 6
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 12.

[02/12/16 - 05:55 PM]
The Academy Announces Third Slate of Presenters for the 88th Oscars(R)
"The Oscars(R)," hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.

[02/12/16 - 02:05 PM]
MTV's Comedy Darlings, "Awkward" and "Faking It" Return with Plenty of Surprises on Tuesday, March 15 at 10PM and 10:30PM ET/PT
The second half of "Awkward" season 5 kicks off at the beginning of summer, a year after we last saw Jenna and her friends.

[02/12/16 - 02:01 PM]
Jamie-Lynn Sigler Signs on to Guest Star on Freeform's Hit Series "Baby Daddy"
Sigler will portray Sarah Gilcrest, the "hot teacher" from Ben's high school days.

[02/12/16 - 01:19 PM]
Discovery Family Channel Celebrates Valentine's Day with a Weekend Filled with Shows Dedicated to Love and Friendship
The network will offer something for every member of the household from animated series such as "Strawberry Shortcake," "My Little Pony" and "Littlest Pet Shop" to special episodes of "Cake Boss" and some beloved films from a recent past.

[02/12/16 - 01:18 PM]
Discovery Family Channel Celebrates President's Day with a Special Programming Line Up
Look for a special presentation of "Broadway at the White House" and the film "The American President" on Monday, February 15.

[02/12/16 - 01:02 PM]
LEGO Star Wars Animated Short Featuring "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Characters to Debut Monday, February 15 on Disney XD
"Poe to the Rescue" is the first episode in "LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises," a series of all-new animated shorts that take place prior to the First Order's attack on Jakku.

[02/12/16 - 11:04 AM]
Video: "Confirmation" - Long Lead Tease (HBO Films)
The Kerry Washington-led film premieres Saturday, April 16 on the pay channel.

[02/12/16 - 10:22 AM]
Video: "Veep" Season 5 - Clip Tease (HBO)
The series returns for its 10-episode fifth season on Sunday, April 24.

[02/12/16 - 10:15 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Original Sci-Fi Thriller "Prototype" to Pilot
The project centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics - a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger.