[03/30/06 - 12:00 AM]
MyNetworkTV Adds 30 New Affiliates

[via press release from MyNetworkTV]


Roster includes Two Nexstar Broadcasting Stations, 13 from Gray Television, Four from Equity Broadcasting, Three from St. Partners II LP and Three Mission Broadcasting-owned Stations

Clearances Now Stand at 63% of United States

NEW YORK, March 30, 2006 - MyNetworkTV, the new primetime general entertainment broadcast television network launching September 5, 2006, has added 30 affiliates to its roster, including stations from group owners Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Gray Television, Inc., Equity Broadcasting Corporation, St. Partners II LP and Mission Broadcasting

To date, MyNetworkTV has been cleared on 96 stations throughout the United States, or 63% of the country. New MyNetworkTV affiliates announced today include:

� KAIL/Fresno-Visalia (DMA #56) � Owned by Trans-America Broadcasting Corporation

� KWBF/Little Rock (#57)�Equity Broadcasting Corporation

� WVLT-DT/Knoxville (#58)�Gray Television, Inc.

� WBLU/Lexington (#63)�Sandra Powley

� WSAZ-DT/Charleston-Huntington (#64)�Gray Television, Inc.

� KWBM/Springfield, MO (#77)�Equity Broadcasting Corporation

� WCFN/Champaign-Springfield & Decatur (#82) � Nexstar Broadcasting Group

� WBHQ/Columbia, SC (#83) � WBHQ Columbia, LLC

� WAPK/Tri Cities, TN (#91) � Holston Valley Broadcasting

� KFDF/Ft. Smith (#104)�Equity Broadcasting Corporation

� WCTV-DT/Tallahassee (#109)�Gray Television, Inc.

� WRDW-DT/Augusta (#115)�Gray Television, Inc.

� WRJM/Montgomery-Selma (#116) � Josie Park Broadcasting

� KRVU/Chico-Redding (#130) � St. Partners II LP

� KCPN/Amarillo (#131) � Mission Broadcasting

� WTVO-DT/Rockford (#133) � Mission Broadcasting

� WSAW-DT/Wausau (#134)�Gray Television, Inc.

� WIBW-DT/Topeka (#136)�Gray Television, Inc.

� KFBI/Medford-Klamath Falls (#141) � St. Partners II LP

� KJBO/Wichita Falls & Lawton (#144) � Mission Broadcasting

� WSWG-WSWG-DT/Albany, GA (#147)�Gray Television, Inc.

� WJHG-DT/Panama City (#157)�Gray Television, Inc.

� KXII-DT/Sherman-Ada (#161)�Gray Television, Inc.

� WPNY/Utica (#166) -- Nexstar Broadcasting Group

� WTVY-DT/Dothan (#172)�Gray Television, Inc.

� WMQF/Marquette (#180)�Equity Broadcasting Corporation

� WHSV-DT/Harrisonburg (#181)�Gray Television, Inc.

� WTOK-WTOK-DT/Meridian (#184)�Gray Television, Inc.

� WTAP-DT/Parkersburg (#190)�Gray Television, Inc.

� KUVU/Eureka (#194) -- St. Partners II LP

�MyNetworkTV is proud to welcome these broadcasters and group operators into our growing family of robust affiliates,� stated Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations. �We are delighted that these popular stations are joining us on this exciting journey in changing the face of local broadcast television.�

Perry Sook, chairman/CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. commented, �We think that the MyNetworkTV brand is the perfect compliment to the local focus of our television stations. We are excited about entering into this partnership with people and companies with a demonstrated track record of success in a start up network.�

Bob Prather, president/COO of Gray Television commented, �Localism is key for Gray Broadcasting and MyNetworkTV�s business plan best positions our stations to maximize success in our rapidly growing markets from both a programming and sales point-of-view. This is an exciting affiliation deal with MyNetworkTV and we�re ecstatic to be a part of it.�

Charles Williams, vice president, general manager of Trans-America Broadcasting Corporation, said, �We are very excited to be a part of MyNetworkTV�s affiliate base and this new network�s Fresno partner. MyNetworkTV�s business model dovetails nicely with our local and network programming strategy and at the end of the day, is the superior primetime network alternative we wanted to be a part of all along.�

George DeVault, president of Holston Valley Broadcasting, stated, �We are very excited about being Tri Cities� MyNetworkTV affiliate. The two dramas launching the network represent a great new concept for broadcasters to maximize success and we�re happy to part of this network. WAPK�s best days are yet to come as a result of our affiliation with MyNetworkTV.�

MyNetworkTV affiliates include WWOR/New York (DMA #1), KCOP/Los Angeles (#2), WPWR/Chicago (#3), KRON/San Francisco (#6), KDFI/Dallas (#7), WDCA/Washington, D.C. (#8), KTXH/Houston (#10), WDWB/Detroit (#11), WTTA/Tampa (#12), KUTP/Phoenix (#14), WFTC/Minneapolis (#15), WUAB/Cleveland (#16), WRBW/Orlando (#20), WRBU/St. Louis (#21), WCWB/Pittsburgh (#22), KPDX/Portland, OR (#23), WUTB/Baltimore (#24), XUPN/San Diego (#26), WWWB/Charlotte (#27), WRDC/Raleigh (#29), WUXP/Nashville (#30), KSMO/Kansas City (#31), WCGV/Milwaukee (#33), WSTR/Cincinnati (#34), WBSC/Greenville (#35), KRRT/San Antonio (#37), WABM/Birmingham (#40), WTVZ/Norfolk (#42), KASY/Albuquerque (#46), WUPN/Greensboro (#47), KVWB/Las Vegas (#48), WNYO/Buffalo (#49), WFTE/Louisville (#50), WNYA/Albany (#55), KAIL/Fresno-Visalia (#56), KWBF/Little Rock (#57), WVLT-DT/Knoxville (#58), WFGX/Mobile (#62), WBLU/Lexington (#63), WSAZ-DT/Charleston-Huntington (#64), WACY/Green Bay-Appleton (#69), KTTU-TV/Tucson (#71), KFVE/Honolulu (#72), WNYS/Syracuse (#76), KWBM/Springfield, MO (#77), WBGT/Rochester (#79), WDKA/Paducah (#80), KSHV/Shreveport (#81), WCFN/Champaign-Springfield & Decatur (#82), WBHQ/Columbia, SC (#83), WISC-DT/Madison (#85), WMYT/South Bend (#87), WUFX/Jackson (#89), WAPK/Tri Cities, TN (#91), KWKT/Waco-Temple-Bryan (#94), WBQD/Davenport (#95), WBXH/Baton Rouge (#96), WTSN-WEVV-DT/Evansville (#100), WMMP/Charleston, SC (#101), KFDF/Ft. Smith (#104), WISE-DT/Ft. Wayne (#106), WCTV-DT/Tallahassee (#109), WHTV/Lansing, MI (#110), KLPN-KFXK-DT/Tyler-Longview, TX (#111), KAME/Reno (#112), KELO-DT/Sioux Falls (#114), WRDW-DT/Augusta (#115), WRJM/Montgomery-Selma (#116), WAOE/Peoria (#117), WKBT-DT/LaCrosse-Eau Claire (#123), KLAF-KADN-DT/Lafayette, LA (#124), KTOV/Corpus Christi (#129), KRVU/Chico-Redding (#130), KCPN/Amarillo (#131), WCBI-DT/Columbus-Tupelo-West Point, MS (#132), WTVO-DT/Rockford (#133), WSAW-DT/Wausau (#134), WIBW-DT/Topeka (#136), KBJR-DT/Duluth-Superior (#137), KFBI/Medford-Klamath Falls (#141), KJBO/Wichita Falls & Lawton (#144), WSWG-WSWG-DT/Albany, GA (#147), KPSE/Palm Springs (#153), WJHG-DT/Panama City (#157), NOSA-DT/Odessa-Midland, TX (#159), KXII-DT/Sherman-Ada (#161), WPNY/Utica (#166), WTVY-DT/Dothan (#172), WJKP/Elmira (#173), WNTZ/Alexandria (#176), KKRA/Rapid City (#177), WMQF/Marquette (#180), WHSV-DT/Harrisonburg (#181), WTOK-WTOK-DT/Meridian (#184), WTAP-DT/Parkersburg (#190) and KUVU/Eureka (#194).

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 �Secret Obsessions.� 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 �Secret Obsessions,� starring international icon Bo Derek, 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.

  [march 2006]  


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