Tribune Signs Long-Term Deal with MGM’s THIS TV

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

Tribune Broadcasting has signed a long-term affiliation agreement to air MGM’s THIS TV on Tribune’s digital channels. Tribune is renewing existing agreements to air the network in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Denver, Indianapolis/Bloomington, Hartford and New Orleans, and adding New York, Miami, St. Louis, San Diego and Grand Rapids, Mich.

“MGM has successfully built THIS TV into a valuable programming network for local stations in this digital age,” said Sean Compton, Tribune’s president of programming. “THIS TV is now the only movie channel for homes without cable and the viewer response has been overwhelming. The existing ratings for the network prove that there are a lot of digital growth opportunities.” More…