Tribune Broadcasting is set to launch at the beginning of next year, Antenna TV, a digital network of classic TV shows, many of which were popular in the days before cable wiped out antennas. The network will air as a digital multicast channel on Tribune’s stations beginning Jan. 3, 2011, but will also be offered to other non-Tribune-owned stations.
Some of the movies and TV classic that will air on the network include Three’s Company, All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Benny Hill, Maude, The Nanny, Married with Children, Dennis the Menace, The Donna Reed Show and The Three Stooges.
“Tribune is committed to making full use of our bandwidth to offer viewers a broad spectrum of programming,” said Sean Compton, president of programming for Tribune.
Earlier this year, Tribune expanded its relationship with MGM to launch THIS TV, a digital channel of classic movies.