CW Network coming to Lafayette LA


Ah, the subtle joys of a digital television signal. The Lafayette LA DMA’s ABC affiliate, KATC, will be employing a digital side channel to bring in programming from the CW Network. ETA for the net will be 6/14/10.

KATC is licensed to KATC Communications Inc., which is a subsidiary of Cordillera Communications, which in turn is a subsidiary of Evening Post Publishing Company out of Charleston SC. It operates 13 stations in 11 markets.

“We are excited about the addition of the CW as a multicast channel as it will definitely enhance our steadfast commitment to excellence in digital broadcasting for Acadiana especially with the credibility and viability as that of the CW network” said Andrew D. Shenkan, President/GM for KATC Communications.

Added CW EVP Russell Myerson, “We are delighted to welcome KATC to our family of CW Network affiliates. This partnership expands our relationship with the owners of KATC, Cordillera Communications, who currently have CW multicast stations in Corpus Christi TX, Santa Barbara CA, Butte-Bozeman MT, Billings MT, Missoula MT and Great Falls MT. We look forward to working with the KATC staff and the number one news team in Acadiana as they grow their CW and ABC franchises for the future.”