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

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

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Sony Pictures Television Networks' Classic Movie Channel Increases U.S. Clearance To Nearly 70% with Sinclair Agreement

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 is a free-to-air broadcast television digital network dedicated to showcasing Hollywood's legendary movies through 1960.

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: 

Market

Station

Baltimore

WNUV

Birmingham

WTTO

Boise

KYUU

Buffalo

WNYO

Cedar Rapids

KGAN

Charleston, SC

WTAT

Charleston, WV

WCHS

Cincinnati

WSTR

Columbia, MO

KRCG

Columbia, SC

WACH

Columbus, OH

WTTE

Dayton

WKEF

Des Moines

KDSM

Flint

WSMH

Greensboro

WMYV

Greenville

WMYA

Las Vegas

KVMY

Lexington

WDKY

Madison

WMSN

Milwaukee

WVTV

Minneapolis-St. Paul

WUCW

Mobile

WFGX

Nashville

WUXP

Norfolk

WTVZ

Oklahoma City

KOCB

Paducah

WDKA

Pittsburgh

WPGH

Portland, ME

WGME

Portland, OR

KATU

Rochester, NY

WUHF

St. Louis

KDNL

Tallahassee

WTWC

Wichita

KMTW

About getTV
getTV is a digital subchannel available over the air and on local cable systems dedicated to showcasing Hollywood's legendary movies. The network, operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks, launched in February 2014, features Academy Award® winning films and other epic classics titles. getTV distribution is close to covering nearly 70 percent of all U.S. television households across 65 markets, including 40 of the top 50 designated market areas (DMAs). The network is broadcast by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Univision Television Group and Cox Media Group owned stations and others. For information, visit get.tv and connect with the network on Facebook and Twitter @getTV.

About Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies with affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair's television group will reach approximately 39% of U.S. television households.

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