Tribune TV stations launching classic TV rerun channel


Come January 3, 2011 Tribune Broadcasting’s TV stations will carry Antenna TV on DTV multicast channels. The name is new, but the shows will be familiar. Very familiar.

Antenna TV will offer a combination of movies and classic television shows including: “Three’s Company,” “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son,” “Benny Hill,” “Maude,” “The Nanny” and “Married with Children.” Even older classic series will air overnight, including: “Dennis the Menace,” “The Donna Reed Show” and “The Three Stooges.”

Tribune plans to air Antenna TV as a digital multicast on its own stations. It will be offered for national distribution to non-Tribune stations in other markets.

“Tribune is committed to making full use of our bandwidth to offer viewers a broad spectrum of programming. Earlier this year Tribune expanded its relationship with MGM to launch THIS TV, a digital channel of classic movies, in additional markets. The addition of Antenna TV offers a strong compliment to THIS TV and to our stations’ existing programming,” said Sean Compton, President of Programming for Tribune Broadcasting. “