Report: NBC Owned Stations Launching Retro Subchannel
Cozi TV to compete with Me-TV, Antenna TV and RTV for boomer eyeballs
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/17/2012 9:38:22 AM
An NBC spokesperson did not confirm the report.
According to Time Out Chicago's Robert Feder, the daily schedule features Lassie, Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger and The Virginian. Movies air in the afternoons, followed by comedies such as Ozzie & Harriet, then dramas such as Charlie's Angels and The Six Million Dollar Man in prime.
Weigel's Me-TV and Tribune's Antenna TV, also featuring old programs targeted to baby boomers, have been adding partner stations at a healthy clip.
Cozi TV will replace the NBC-owned stations' digital network Nonstop. Nonstop debuted in New York in March 2009.
Folks, I am just happy and thrilled that the God-awful Nonstop network is finally going by the wasteside after almost 3 years of this drivel airing in select markets.
In Chicago, they constantly repeat their shows over and over and over again until the tape wears out, such as 24/7 Chicago, which is just horrible along with airing shows nobody ever watches. Would hope this new network can attain newer shows not already airing on ME-TV, ME-TOO in Chicago, THIS and Antenna TV, but we shall see.
Jed - 10/21/2012 4:02:34 AM EDT
Barrack Hussein Obatomy - 10/19/2012 4:09:43 AM EDT
Does anyone know how to get the shows.......Donna Reed, My Three Sons, Family Affair, Time Tunnel, He and She, Rin Tin Tin, Sky King, Love American Style, Here Comes The Brides and Evening Shade.....My brain can't think, I know there are more............
Ann Riston - 10/19/2012 1:13:59 AM EDT
Chip Harwood - 10/18/2012 6:18:22 PM EDT
So NBC's sub-channel goes from Universal Sports to Non-stop to cozi? Meh.
Universal Distribution is making money else where with re-runs of House, the Law & Orders, 30 Rock, The Office, etc. So those aren't coming to Cozi.
Instead of self-dealing by showing universal shows, they should reach out to distributors and offer favorable deals on "lost" shows. Sure, owning 100% of the advertising is great, but having (marginally) better shows and only having 50% of the advertising makes for a better network.
Surely they can dig up some 70's, 80's and 90's shows that aren't being seen elsewhere. Chico and the Man, Small Wonder, Night Court, Mad About You, Mike Hammer, Drew Carey, Bernie Mac, Stephen J. Cannell shows... and the list goes on.
Oh Kabletown, you don't surprise me, but you sure do disappoint me.
FrankM - 10/18/2012 3:46:05 PM EDT
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