Sony Launches Digital Broadcast Network getTV, Movies through 1960

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Sony Launches Digital Broadcast Network getTV, Movies through 1960

Sony launches a new digital broadcast network today – getTV – dedicated to movies through 1960

Do you love older movies?

Get ready to rejoice as Sony Pictures Television Networks has launched a brand NEW digital television network  – getTV.

getTV is dedicated to showcasing classic Hollywood movies from the 1930s to 1960s.

From Sony:

getTV, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks’ new U.S. digital broadcast television network, showcasing Hollywood’s most memorable films from the 1930s through the 1960s, is launching today in more than 44 percent of the U.S. television households.

Carried as a digital subchannel on Univision Television Group-owned stations and others, getTV is launching in 24 markets, representing 17 of the top 20 DMAs. getTV is available across the country, from Los Angeles to New York on cable and free-to-air. The network will announce additional affiliates shortly.

“getTV is bringing the brightest stars and most unforgettable films from classic Hollywood into the living rooms of television viewers across the U.S. Our programming showcases the epic stories, legendary characters and glamour of the golden age of film. We believe that getTV will become a favorite network for movie fans looking for strong stories and rich characters,” said Superna Kalle, senior vice president, U.S. networks, SPT and general manager, Sony Movie Channel, Cine Sony Television and getTV, who manages the network.

The network officially kicks off at 4 p.m. (ET)/1 p.m. (PT) with a month long salute to two-time Academy Award® winner Jack Lemmon, beginning with the 1957 military comedy classic OPERATION MAD BALL, starring Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, and Mickey Rooney.

At launch, getTV’s 24/7 schedule features some of the best of Hollywood’s movies chosen primarily from the Sony Pictures library with titles ranging from Academy Award®-winning films to Westerns and comedies.

The network offers weekly ‘get’ themes and programming blocks that represent different genres and generations. On Saturdays at ‘high noon’ viewers can ‘get out of town’ when getTV presents a full day and night of classic Westerns.

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On Sunday evenings the network highlights silver screen favorites and Tuesday’s primetime schedule ‘gets groovy,’ as getTV romps through the campy, comedic movies of the late 1950s and 1960s with its ‘Groovy Tuesdays’ block. Thursday and Friday nights, getTV features the work of iconic Hollywood stars. And, each weekday at 1 p.m. (ET)/10 a.m. (PT), the network showcases legendary film actresses with its ‘Afternoon Delight’ block.

In addition to its 24/7 schedule, getTV is launching the companion site get.tv, to provide viewers programming information, channel availability and an image-rich look at featured content. Film fans can also “get” social with the network, participate in upcoming sweepstakes and discover trivia by visiting getTV’s Facebook page.

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Starting today, getTV can be seen on the following channels in these respective markets. In addition to the channel positions noted below, viewers are encouraged to consult their cable or pay TV service provider for additional location options or visit get.tv for channel numbers in their respective areas. To preview a highlight clip of the network visit http://bit.ly/1biiNKm.

Market

Station, (Channel #)

Atlanta

WUVG-DT, Athens (34.3)

Austin

KAKW-DT, Killeen (62.3)

Bakersfield

TBD

Boston

WUTF-DT, Marlborough (66.3)

Chicago

WGBO-DT, Joliet (66.2)

Cleveland

WQHS-DT (61.3)

Dallas

KSTR-DT, Irving (49.2)

Denver

KTFD-DT, Boulder (14.3)

Fresno

KFTV-DT, Hanford (21.2)

Houston

KFTH-DT, Alvin (67.2)

Los Angeles

KFTR-DT, Ontario (46.2)

Miami

WAMI-DT, Hollywood (69.3)

New York

WFUT-DT, Newark (68.3)

Orlando

WOTF-DT, Melbourne (43.2)

Philadelphia

WUVP-DT, Vineland (65.3)

Phoenix

KFPH-DT, Flagstaff (13.3)

Raleigh

WUVC-DT, Fayetteville (40.4)

Sacramento

KTFK, Stockton (64.3)

Salt Lake City

KUTH-DT, Provo (32.3)

San Antonio

KWEX-DT, San Antonio (41.2)

San Francisco

KDTV-DT, San Francisco (14.3)

Tampa

WFTT-DT, Tampa (50.3)

Tucson

KUVE-DT, Green Valley (46.3)

Washington, D.C.

WFDC-DT, Arlington (14.3)

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