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Encyclopedia > I (TV network)
i: Independent Television
i logo
Type Broadcast television network, satellite television network
Country United States
Availability National (but not available in all markets)
Founder Lowell 'Bud' Paxson
Owner ION Media Networks
Key people R. Brandon Burgess
Launch date August 31, 1998
Past names Pax (1998-2005)
Website www.ionline.tv
The correct title of this article is i (TV network). The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions.

i: Independent Television, or simply i, is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name PAX TV (early on in its development, it was called PaxNet). The network is owned by ION Media Networks (formerly Paxson Communications), in which NBC Universal had a 32% share, up until 2004. Programming was initially family-oriented and contained little or no sex, overt violence, or strong language, but with recent programming deals, the network has deviated from that to some degree. The network changed its name at the beginning of July 2005. Image File history File links I_independent_television_logo. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ... Lowell Bud Paxson is the brainchild behind the Home Shopping Network. ... Ion Media Networks (formerly known as Paxson Communications) is an American television broadcasting company that owns and operates over 60 television stations in most major American markets. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Ion Media Networks (formerly known as Paxson Communications) is an American television broadcasting company that owns and operates over 60 television stations in most major American markets. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Sex in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Violence is any act of aggression and abuse which causes or intends to cause injury, in some cases criminal, or harm to persons, and (to a lesser extent) animals or property. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ongoing events • 2005 Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes • 2005 Maharashtra floods • 2005 Gujarat Flood • Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan • Fuel prices • Gomery Comm. ...

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Overview

PAX TV logo, circa 1998, used up until the network's relaunch as i
PAX TV logo, circa 1998, used up until the network's relaunch as i

Named PAX TV in 1998 by Lowell 'Bud' Paxson, co-founder of the Home Shopping Network and chairman of Paxson Communications, the network now known as i can be seen as a semi-descendant of inTV, launched in 1996; a shared-time specialty broadcast network service similar to defunct cable channel Product Information Network, broadcasting infomercials and other paid advertisements on various affiliates, most being UHF channels. The network also aired religious programming at night from The Worship Network during the late night hours and contemporary christian television network Praise TV Friday and Saturday nights from 12:00-3:00AM ET/PT. Image File history File links PAXTV.png‎ PAX TV logo. ... Image File history File links PAXTV.png‎ PAX TV logo. ... Lowell Bud Paxson is the brainchild behind the Home Shopping Network. ... The Home Shopping Network (HSN) is a mostly 24-hour shopping network that is seen on cable, satellite, and some terrestrial channels in the United States. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Worship Network, or Worship, is a broadcast television service that provides alternative Christian worship-themed programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ...


Paxson, a born-again Christian since 1985, was exhausted with the amount of sex, violence, and profanity on network television and decided to create a network which would carry only programming devoid of such content. About all of InTV's affiliate stations ended up affiliating with PAX. PAX's initial schedule was much larger in scope than it is today and consisted of general entertainment programs from 12:00PM-12:00AM ET/PT weekdays and paid programming from 12:00-1:00AM and 5:00AM-12:00PM ET/PT and all afternoon Saturdays and Sundays. PAX continued on with the airing of programming from Worship from InTV. Born again is a term used originally and mainly in Christianity, where it is associated with salvation, conversion and spiritual rebirth. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Initial programming on the network consisted of new shows, such as It's a Miracle (the network's longest-running program, airing from just after the network's inception until 2003), the game show The Reel to Reel Picture Show, and talk shows Woman's Day and Great Day America, along with reruns of older programming, including Highway to Heaven, Here's Lucy, The Hogan Family, Dave's World, and Touched by an Angel. [1] While the network was known as PAX TV, it created some original dramas such as Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye and Doc, which have since been cancelled. Its a Miracle was a television show that aired on PAX-TV (now Independent Television) between September 6, 1998 and September 1, 2004. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A game show involves members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... The Reel To Reel Picture Show was the first game show to air on PAX (now known as i: Independent Television). ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... John Clymer cover for Womans Day (December, 1942) Womans Day is a magazine, aimed at a female readership, which A & P launched in the 1930s. ... Highway to Heaven was a television drama which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. ... TV Guide cover, promoting Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burtons famous appearance on a 1970 episode of Heres Lucy Heres Lucy was Lucille Balls third network television sitcom. ... The Hogan Family was an American television situation comedy that aired from March 1, 1986 to July 20, 1991. ... Daves World was a 1993–1997 CBS sitcom that was based on the writing of Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry. ... Touched by an Angel was an American television series created by John Masius and Martha Williamson that ran on CBS (Disney Channel and Hallmark Channel in the UK) from September 21, 1994, until April 27, 2003. ... Doc was a TV show starring Billy Ray Cyrus as a Dr. Clint Doc Cassidy, a Montana doctor who takes a job in a New York medical clinic. ...


The network's wholesome family-friendly format was lampooned by some secular television series such as The Simpsons, Will & Grace, and Mad TV. Simpsons redirects here. ... Will & Grace was a popular Emmy Award-winning American television situation comedy that focused on Will Truman, a gay lawyer and his best friend Grace Adler, a straight Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm, as well as Karen Walker, a very rich socialite and Jack McFarland, an... Mad TV has three meanings: MADtv — a TV series. ...


Unlike most TV networks in the United States such as ABC, CBS, Fox, or NBC, i also has national feeds that are part of basic DBS and cable packages, in addition to having its affiliates carried by cable systems (PBS is the only other network to have a national feed). i programming consists of some original programming, reruns of various TV shows and movies, and paid religious and commercial programming. The network is currently in somewhat of a gap between the Big Five and smaller networks. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... It has been suggested that NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... PBS-X (also known as PBS Schedule X) is 24-hour alternate network from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) that provides a mixed variety of programming selected from PBSs regular network service. ... Big five can have the following meanings: In international diplomacy, it refers to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and the Peoples Republic of China. ...


As of 2006, i was viewable in approximately 91 million homes, "or 83% of primetime television households in the U.S. through [its] broadcast television station group and pursuant to distribution arrangements with cable and satellite distribution systems." [2] The network has 94 VHF and UHF-owned-and-operated or affiliate stations in the U.S., although these stations are mainly poorly watched UHF stations, and not all of the stations air i's complete nightly transmission. Some local i stations used to rebroadcast that market's NBC affiliate's newscasts at a later time, but have since discontinued that practice. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


i is not considered by many to be on par with the five existing major national broadcast networks. It has no over-the-air stations in several major markets, most notably Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis (the last city received i only by way of a low-power repeater of the i station in Mount Vernon, Illinois, which has subsequently changed affiliations). Charlotte (also known as candle stick) is a figure skating grace move - one of the spirals, where the skater is bended and glides on its one leg with the other one lifted to the air. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... Mount Vernon is a city located in Jefferson County, Illinois. ...


In several markets, the station's city of license is considered outside the main portion of a market's metropolitan area, like Minneapolis-St. Paul, where that area's i station transmits from St. Cloud, fifty miles north, and Milwaukee, where i is licensed from Kenosha, with their transmitter south of Milwaukee in Racine County. In Cleveland, i airs on the former ABC affiliate in Akron (WVPX), which had formerly targeted their audience away from Cleveland. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... St. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City 251. ... Kenosha is a city in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. ... Racine County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1836 Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area    - City 82. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area    - City 161. ... WVPX is the Cleveland, Ohio affiliate of the i television network (formerly known as Pax TV). ...


Typically, i television shows average only 1% of the viewing audience, which is considerably lower than any other (major) broadcast network. To compare, the "big 3" networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) frequently garner 15-25% of the viewing audience. The Big Three Television Networks are the three traditional broadcast (over the air) TV networks in the United States: ABC, CBS and NBC. NBC and CBS were founded as radio networks in the 1920s. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


From PAX to i

On June 28, 2005, Paxson announced it would rebrand PAX as i, in order to reflect a new strategy of "providing an independent broadcast platform for producers and syndicators who desire to reach a national audience." After the transition was complete, PAX TV would continue to air programming under its PAX brand on one of its digital channels over the air and in select cable homes (see below). Some media observers have jocularly postulated that i is code for "infomercial." June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 186 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Infomercials are television commercials that run as long as a typical television program (roughly thirty minutes or an hour). ...


During the transition period, the PAX and i logos were both placed on-screen: the former in the bottom-left corner, and the latter in the bottom-right corner.


With this rebranding also came the following changes to the programming lineup:

  • i dropped overnight programming from The Worship Network, which had been airing late nights on the network since its launch in August 1998. The time period is now leased to infomercials. Worship programming moved to a digital subchannel on local i affiliates.
  • In many markets starting in the Fall of 2002, i had aired editions of local newscasts from local NBC affiliate stations. This was discontinued from some i station lineups on June 30, 2005.
  • Also dropped was "Tomorrow's Weather Tonight", a five-minute segment featuring current weather and forecasts from WeatherVision which had aired on the channel since 2000.

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Differences between i and other broadcast networks

i: Independent Television, unlike other broadcast networks, does not necessarily allow its owned and operated stations to air syndicated programming during the daytime and late night hours. Syndicated programming accounts for a majority of local network affiliate and independent stations revenue. In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ...


Network programming (on stations that have a network affiliation) and infomercials make up the rest. Since paid programming makes up most of i 's schedule, the "pro" is that it is the main source of revenue. However, this is also a "con" since i relies more on infomercials rather than sitcoms and dramas; sponsors of television series often have qualms about their message being lost on stations whose primary content is infomercials and other paid programming. During the 2005-2006 season, i launched only one new series, Palmetto Pointe, a teen drama series which only lasted six episodes, and in 2006-2007, the network went entirely to a lineup of reruns (except for iHealth specials). A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Palmetto Pointe is a television show that is shot and based in Charleston, South Carolina. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As a result, there are a small number of stations that have taken dual affiliation with both i and another smaller network, usually America One. America One is a minor over-the-air television network in the United States. ...


The fact that i airs more infomercials than they do series programming is the main reason why some satellite operators dropped i affiliates from their channel lineups.


i is the only broadcast network that has never filled its entire primetime schedule with originally produced programming and replaced series that have ended with newer programming, opting to air past series instead.


Also, i, along with the newly-launched MyNetworkTV, are the only broadcast networks never to air a sitcom produced for the network. MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which began operations on September 5, 2006 in television. ... A situation comedy, usually referred to as a sitcom, is a genre of comedy programs which originated in radio. ...


Network troubles

In 2003, the predecessor Pax network scaled back its operations, presumably due to financial losses. it was originally offering five or six new series each season. That year the number of new series airing on Pax dwindled to just two: Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye and Doc, which were pulled in 2004 because Pax's international backer, CTV, pulled out of producing the shows. The organization seemingly recovered a year later when seven TV series made it to Pax's 2004-05 schedule. Doc was a TV show starring Billy Ray Cyrus as a Dr. Clint Doc Cassidy, a Montana doctor who takes a job in a New York medical clinic. ... CTV is a TLA that may stand for: CTV Television Network - a Canadian English language television network Channel Television - the main television broadcaster in the Channel Islands Chukyo TV. Broadcasting - a Japanese TV station in Nagoya This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that...


In the Spring of 2005, it was reported that Pax intended to break its contract with NBC Universal, which eliminated most of their entertainment programming, and rely on infomercials, talk shows, and other paid programming to help increase cash flow. However, the network issued a press release on May 25, 2005, in which Paxson Communications chairman Lowell "Bud" Paxson was quoted as saying: NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... Infomercials are television commercials that run as long as a typical television program (roughly thirty minutes or an hour). ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lowell Bud Paxson is the brainchild behind the Home Shopping Network. ...

   
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In November of 2005, NBC Universal was granted a transferrable option to purchase a controlling stake in Paxson Communications. If this option is exercised, NBC would acquire approximately 63 i affiliates. As part of the agreement, Lowell Paxson left the network (and its parent company). Image File history File links Cquote1. ... Image File history File links Cquote2. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ...


According to a statement on its website, DirecTV planned to terminate its agreement with the i Network in February of 2006 and would drop i as well as its local channels from the DBS service. DirecTV cited that "most of (i Network's) programming consists of infomercials and other promotional shows", despite an earlier promise by network executives that the network "would consist of general, family-oriented entertainment". To appease DirecTV officials, the network decided to junk some infomercials and shopping shows and replace them with old public domain programming and cancelled PAX originals (see below). The channels were expected to be removed from the service by February 28, 2006. However, in May 2006, it was announced that DirecTV and Ion Media had come to a new carriage agreement. A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States and Latin America except for Mexico. ... Infomercials are television commercials that run as long as a typical television program (roughly thirty minutes or an hour). ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → May 1, 2006 (Monday) Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association outraged Vatican by planning to ordain another bishop, Liu Xinhong in Anhui Province. ...


In early 2006, it was announced that the i affiliates in Memphis, Tennessee (WPXX-TV), Rapid City, South Dakota (KKRA-LP) and Greenville, North Carolina (WEPX, as well as WPXU-TV in Jacksonville, North Carolina) would add programming from MyNetworkTV in September 2006, thus causing programming airing on i to be unavailable on these stations while MNTV is broadcasting. This blow comes after losing some affiliates in New Mexico, New York, and Illinois completely. In April of 2006, it was reported i owes more than US $250,000,000 to creditors [3]. Flag Seal Nickname: The River City, The Bluff City, M-Town Location Location in Shelby County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Tennessee Shelby County Mayor W. W. Herenton (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 294. ... WPXX-TV, channel 50 is an i Network affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Rapid City is a city in Pennington County, South Dakota, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,626, and a 2005 estimate of 81,000. ... KKRA-LP channel 24 is a low-power affiliate of the i network, and is based in Rapid City, South Dakota. ... Nickname: Pro Town USA Location of Greenville shown within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Pitt County Settled 1771 Founded 1774 (Martinsborough) Founded 1786 (Greenville) Mayor Don Parrott Area    - City 68 km²  (26. ... WEPX is one of two i affiliates for the Greenville/New Bern/Washington, North Carolina television market. ... WPXU-TV is one of two i affiliates for the Greenville/New Bern/Washington, North Carolina television market, licensed to nearby Jacksonville. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Onslow County, North Carolina. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which began operations on September 5, 2006 in television. ... September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ...


NBC has decided not to rebroadcast any of its shows on i, although doing so could maximize its minority, perhaps soon to be majority, stake. For example, the game shows Deal or No Deal and The Apprentice are re-aired on CNBC. However, in 2006, i did strike several major content deals (see details below) in hopes of assuring its long-term future. The shows mysterious banker makes an offer to buy the contestants chosen case. ... The Apprentice is a reality television show that originated in the United States on NBC. The show is hosted by Donald Trump and the final prize is a job with a starting contract of one year at a hefty six-figure salary. ... CNBC (an abbrevation for the Consumer News and Business Channel, its official name until 1991) is a group of cable and satellite television Business news channels from the U.S., owned and operated by NBC Universal. ...


Programming

Despite being a 24-hour-a-day broadcast network, i presently operates on a 35-hour network programming schedule, which it adopted in January 2006. It provides 35 hours of prime time general entertainment programming to affiliated stations from 6-11pm everyday (all times ET/PT). Other programming will also be provided 12am-1am weeknights, 6-8pm Saturdays and 7-10am and 11pm-12am Sundays (religious programming) and 3-6pm Fridays (a three-hour Friday afternoon animation block under the name qubo) (see below), with infomercials and other paid programming making up the remainder of the schedule. Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... qubo (kyoo-bo, originally Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006 [1]) is the name of the chlidrens programming endeavor involving three broadcast networks, a new digital television network, and numerous childrens entertainment producers. ...


Current primetime schedule

As of Sunday, December 24, 2006:


Comedies are in red; dramas are in green; movies and special programming are in yellow.

Primetime 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
Sunday Paid Programming / Infomercials
Mon.-Thurs. Green Acres Green Acres Growing Pains Growing Pains Mama's Family Mama's Family Diagnosis: Murder Charlie's Angels
Friday The Monkees* The Partridge Family* Welcome Back, Kotter* Welcome Back, Kotter*
Saturday Morris Cerullo Helpline (Paid) Gaither Gospel Hour (Paid) i Health Presents Movie or Special Marathon

* Occasionally, a movie or other special programming will be broadcast in this slot. Green Acres was an American television series that was produced by Filmways, Inc. ... Green Acres was an American television series that was produced by Filmways, Inc. ... Growing Pains was an American television sitcom that ran on the ABC network from 1985 to 1992. ... Growing Pains was an American television sitcom that ran on the ABC network from 1985 to 1992. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Charlies Angels was a television series broadcast from 1976 to 1981, about three women who work for a fictional private investigation agency, the Charles Townsend Agency. ... The Monkees were a four-man musical band created for an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... The opening titles, featuring animated partridge hatchlings, was created by artist Sandy Dvore. ... Welcome Back, Kotter is an American television sitcom that originally aired on the ABC network from 1975 to 2009. ... Welcome Back, Kotter is an American television sitcom that originally aired on the ABC network from 1975 to 2009. ... Morris Cerullo is known world wide as an international evangelist based in San Diego, California. ... William Bill Gaither (born March 28, 1936) is an American singer and songwriter of southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music. ...


Some programming will be pre-empted during December for special holiday programming. [4]


Schedule is subject to change.


Children's programming

As PAX, i aired a four-hour children's programming block called PAX Kids, which featured mostly religious children's programming. The lineup lasted only a year and a half, presumably due to low ratings. What was unusual about the lineup is that although it was a weekend-only lineup like ABC, CBS and NBC, it was spread over two days, Saturday and Sunday (CBS does allow some of its affiliates to air its children's programming on Sundays, however only one or two programs are usually aired on Sundays and not all affiliates do this). CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ...


Until UPN ceased network children's programming in 2003 with the loss of that network's Disney's One Too lineup, i (as PAX) was the only one of the eight broadcast networks (along with various religious networks) not to have a children's programming block. ABC Kids is a three-hour block of animated cartoons and live-action childrens television shows, broadcast on the ABC network in the U.S. and on the CTV network in Canada on Saturday mornings. ...


In May 2006, i announced plans to launch a new children's block on Saturday mornings starting in September 2006 as part of the qubo endeavor (see below), teaming ION Media Networks with NBC Universal, Scholastic Press, Corus Entertainment's Nelvana and Classic Media and its Big Idea production company. qubo includes blocks airing on i, NBC and Telemundo (NBC Universal's Spanish-language network) along with a 24/7 digital broadcast kids channel, video-on-demand services and a branded website. On i, it is the only children's program lineup on any of the seven broadcast networks to air on weekday afternoons (NBC moved children's programming to weekends-only in 1956, other networks didn't follow until the 1980s and '90s and The WB was the last to move its childrens programming to weekends only) as it airs Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00PM Eastern Time. Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is an American book publishing company known for publishing educational materials for schools, teachers, and parents, and selling and distributing them by mail order and via book clubs and book fairs. ... Corus Entertainment (TSX: CJR.NV.B) NYSE: CJR is a Canadian entertainment company, headquarted in Calgary, Alberta, which owns television networks, digital music channels and 50 radio stations across Canada. ... Nelvana logo Nelvana logo from 1985-1996 Nelvana is a Canadian company that produces childrens animation and other series. ... Classic Media, L.L.C. is an independent production company/distributor of family programming. ... It has been suggested that NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ...


The qubo lineup on i features the same programming as the NBC qubo lineup. On Friday, September 15th, i started airing the qubo programs, VeggieTales; Dragon; 3-2-1 Penguins!, Larry-Boy; Babar; Jane and the Dragon; and Jacob Two-Two. Some cast members of VeggieTales VeggieTales is a series of childrens computer animated films produced by Big Idea, Inc. ... Dragon is an animated television program which is based on the books by best-selling childrens author Dav Pilkey. ... 3-2-1 Penguins! was a series of Christian animated videos for children. ... LarryBoy is a heroic metafictional character played by the fictional character Larry the Cucumber in the VeggieTales series. ... Babar can refer to: Babar the Elephant The BaBar Experiment at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Babur (also spelled Baber or Babar), 16th-century ruler of India and founder of the Mogul Empire Babar Island, an island of Indonesia Safir A Babar, This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... A very popular, long-in-print series of childrens books written and illustrated by Martin Baynton. ... Jacob Two-Two is a trilogy of books written by Mordecai Richler. ...


Sports

In 2005, prior to its buyout by CBS Corporation, College Sports TV aired college football every Saturday night on i. During these games, the PAX and i logos were moved to the top of the screen.


At one time, Pax aired Women's United Soccer Association games. WUSA logo The Womens United Soccer Association formed in 2001 as a soccer league for women in the United States. ...


National/secondary programming

Several feeds have been made available to DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, and Comcast featuring reruns of cancelled original programming (such as Miracle Pets and Beat the Clock), as well as movies and sitcom episodes that have fallen into the public domain, in place of many of the infomercials that air on the main network feed. Time Warner Cable is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... “Miracle Pets” (“E/I” 13 – 16) is a one-hour, live action program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children between the ages of 13 and 16 by offering a perspective into the amazing realm of human and animal interaction. ... For other uses, see Beat the Clock (disambiguation). ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


In addition, a secondary "b" feed, with a similar schedule to the aforementioned "national" feeds, aired on a digital subchannel on many local i affiliates. This was discontinued to make way for a 24-hour qubo digital channel (see below). However, some affiliates still air "national" programming as an alternative to the main network feed. [5] qubo (kyoo-bo, originally Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006 [1]) is the name of the chlidrens programming endeavor involving three broadcast networks, a new digital television network, and numerous childrens entertainment producers. ...


The national/secondary feeds used the Pax name and bug long after Pax had changed its name to i, until about September 2006. DOG on BBC News 24. ...


Multiplexing

On its local affiliates, i has made notable use of "multiplexing," or splitting a digital TV channel into separate subchannels. [6] On these subchannels, it has carried/will carry several digital channels.


qubo

Main article: qubo

On May 8, 2006, ION Media Networks, NBC Universal, Corus Entertainment's Nelvana, Scholastic Books, and Classic Media and its Big Idea Productions unit announced plans to launch qubo, a new children's entertainment endeavor spread across all medium platforms, including video-on-demand on digital cable [7]. The new project features new and library programming from the partners, each one producing a new series a year. qubo (kyoo-bo, originally Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006 [1]) is the name of the chlidrens programming endeavor involving three broadcast networks, a new digital television network, and numerous childrens entertainment producers. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Corus Entertainment (TSX: CJR.NV.B) NYSE: CJR is a Canadian entertainment company, headquarted in Calgary, Alberta, which owns television networks, digital music channels and 50 radio stations across Canada. ... Nelvana logo Nelvana logo from 1985-1996 Nelvana is a Canadian company that produces childrens animation and other series. ... Scholastic Inc. ... Classic Media, L.L.C. is an independent production company/distributor of family programming. ... Big Idea, Inc is an American computer animation studio best known for its VeggieTales series of Christian-themed family home videos. ... Video on demand (VOD) systems allow users to select and watch video content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ...


The primary goal for qubo is to "champion literacy and values in the children's television category" [8]. Qubo made its debut on NBC and Telemundo on September 9, 2006, with NBC's qubo block repeating on i on Fridays at 3:00pm [9]. A 24-hour digital television network will be carried on one of i's digital channels beginning January 8, 2007 [10]; as a consequence to this, the i secondary feed was replaced on numerous i affiliates with a repeating promo loop in late September 2006. It has been suggested that NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


iHealth

On May 31, 2006, ION Media Networks announced plans to rollout a "24-hour digital broadcast network dedicated exclusively to consumer healthcare and healthy living" in 2007. [11] In the meantime, i has been airing a series of specials on Saturday nights. [12] May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ...


The Worship Network

Main article: The Worship Network

The Worship Network was originally founded in 1992 to "create an atmosphere in the home to inspire and encourage a quiet time to worship God." When Pax launched in 1998, The Worship Network provided overnight programming. The next year, Pax and The Worship Network struck a deal in which the network would be carried on a digital subchannel of Pax 24 hours a day. The Worship Network, or Worship, is a broadcast television service that provides alternative Christian worship-themed programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Today, The Worship Network continues to be carried on digital subchannels of local i affiliates and in some cases, is used as an alternative to the main i network feed. It is also seen around the world through its 250 broadcast affiliates. [13]


Recent programming deals

In 2006, ION Media Networks reached several programming deals. Two were with major programming suppliers announced within a week of each other. Another would bring original programming to the i network, among other things.


On June 27, 2006, ION announced a comprehensive programming deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution, giving them broadcast rights to movies and programming owned by Warner. [14] On July 5, 2006, i announced a similar deal with Sony Pictures Television, giving them broadcast rights to movies and programming owned by Sony. [15] Starting in September, programs and feature-length movies from both libraries were phased into the primetime schedule. June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... Warner Bros. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


On October 25, 2006, ION announced "an exclusive programming alliance" with RHI Entertainment (formerly Hallmark Entertainment). Under this agreement, RHI will program the 7-11 PM time periods on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights for two years starting July 1, 2007. The agreement also makes way for the US broadcast premieres of at least six RHI productions each year. [16] October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ...


ION also struck deals with CBS Paramount Television and NBC Universal for library content. [17] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Paramount Television. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ...


See also

This is a list of i (formerly Pax) network affiliates. ... This is a list of owned and operated stations of the i television network operated by ION Media Networks. ... In the United States, analog over-the-air television channels are numbered 2 through 69, and occupy the following frequencies: 54-88 MHz (Channels 2-6) 174-216 MHz (Channels 7-13) 470-806 MHz (Channels 14-69) See list of local television stations in North and Central America. ... The following is a list of cable and satellite networks broadcasting in the United States, organized by genre. ... Much of the worlds assets, particularly in the media industry, are concentrated in the hands of a small number of large corporations. ...

External links

  • Official Site
  • qubo
  • iHealth
  • The Worship Network
Broadcast television networks in the United States
ABC | CBS | FOX | NBC | PBS | The CW | MyNetworkTV

Specialty networks: A1 | i | ImaginAsian | MTV2 | OBN | RTN | CAS | Asia Vision | RSN Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... It has been suggested that NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States, with some member stations available by cable in Canada. ... The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006-07 television season. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which began operations on September 5, 2006 in television. ... America One is a minor over-the-air television network in the United States. ... ImaginAsian Entertainment is a multi-media company based out of New York City. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... The Omni Broadcasting Network is a small over-the-air broadcast television network in the United States (Do not confuse this with the Canadian broadcast system OMNI Television). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Classic Arts Showcase is a 24-hour noncommercial satellite channel broadcasting a mix of various classic arts including animation, architectural art, ballet, chamber and choral music, dance, folk art, museum art, musical theater, opera, orchestral, recital, solo instrumental, solo vocal, and theatrical performances, as well as classic film and archival... Asia Vision is a small multicultural/ethnic network of three Mid-Atlantic states. ... RSN Television was established in 1986 as Resort Sports Network. ...


Digital-only specialty networks: qubo | NBC Weather Plus | The Tube | Create
Religious networks: 3ABN | CTN | Church | CTVN | Daystar | EWTN | Faith TV | FamilyNet | GLC | GEB
Hope | JCTV | LeSEA/WHTV | Smile of a Child | TBN | TCT | TLN | UBN | Word Network | Worship

Major Spanish networks: Telemundo | Univision
Spanish specialty networks: Azteca América | HITN | HTV | LAT TV | MTV Tr3s | Multimedios | TeleFutura
Spanish religious networks: Almavisión | Fe-TV | LFN | TBN Enlace USA

Home shopping networks: America's Store | Corner Store TV | HSN | Jewelry TV | Shop at Home | ShopNBC
Major defunct broadcast networks: DuMont | The WB | UPN | NET | PTEN qubo (kyoo-bo, originally Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006 [1]) is the name of the chlidrens programming endeavor involving three broadcast networks, a new digital television network, and numerous childrens entertainment producers. ... NBC Weather Plus is a 24-hour weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and its broadcast affiliates. ... The Tube Music Network is a music video network carried on select digital television subchannels and digital cable systems. ... Create (sometimes branded as Create![citation needed]) is a digital television network in the United States, run as a joint venture by PBS and American Public Television. ... Religious broadcasting is broadcasting religious organizations, usually with a religious message. ... The Three Angels Broadcasting Network, or 3ABN for short, is an American television and radio network which primarily focuses on Christian programming. ... Logo Christian Television Network (CTN) is a minor broadcast television station that broadcasts religious programming. ... The Church Channel (TCC) is a Christian television network owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). ... The Cornerstone Television Network is a minor over-the-air television broadcast network in the United States. ... The Daystar Television Network is a small terrestrial and cable television network in the United States. ... EWTN - or The Eternal Word Television Network - is a television and radio operation that broadcasts Catholic religious programming, via satellite and shortwave radio. ... Faith TV is a Christian movie, documentary and biography channel featuring drama, comedy, action, and educational programs and feature films drawn from inspirational media libraries. ... FamilyNet is a television network based in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Gods Learning Channel (or GLC) is a Christian television network which is based in the Southwestern United States. ... // Golden Eagle Broadcasting Golden Eagle Brodacasting is a small digital satellite television network based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma which airs primarily Christian and family oriented programming. ... Seventh-day Adventist TV network. ... Network logo. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... World Harvest Television is an American religious television network with 40 affiliates. ... Smile of a Child TV offers quality Christian childrens programming 24 hours per day, seven days a week. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian (and largest religious) television network in the world. ... Tri-State Christian Television (TCT) is a Christian television network and owner of television stations, primarily in the Midwest. ... Total Living Network is a religious network in the United States. ... The Unity Broadcasting Network is an over-the-air religious television network seen in a handful of southern U.S. states. ... The Word Network is a small urban religious network in the United States. ... The Worship Network, or Worship, is a broadcast television service that provides alternative Christian worship-themed programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... Univision (pronounced Univisión in Spanish; NYSE: UVN) is the largest Spanish-language television network in the United States, and overall, the fifth-largest American network (right behind Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS); and is one of ten major mainstream/commercial broadcast networks in the United States, alongside NBC, CBS... Azteca América is an American Spanish language broadcasting network which is jointly-owned by the Mexican television network TV Azteca and Pappas Telecasting. ... The Hispanic Information Telecommunicaitons Network is a Spanish Language and English Language cable and satellite network, also broadcasting to a few over the air television stations. ... HTV is a Hispanic music video television network in the United States. ... LAT TV is a Spanish-language television network emphasizing family-oriented and educational programming. ... MTV Tr3s (tres, Spanish for the number three) is an American cable, satellite and over-the-air network that prides itself as a bi-cultural entertainment destination. ... Multimedios Television is a system of two Spanish language television stations in Monterrey,Mexico. ... Telefutura is a Spanish-language television network owned by Univision with headquarters in Miami, Florida. ... Almavision is a U.S. television network broadcasting Christian programming in Spanish. ... Fe-TV is a Spanish-language broadcast television network providing Christian programming to the Hispanic community. ... La Familia Network, or LFN, is a Spanish-language, family-oriented television network based in Harlingen, Texas. ... TBN Enlace USA, also known as TBN Enlace or Enlace USA, is a Spanish-language cable television network providing Christian progamming to the Hispanic community. ... Shopping channels are television specialty channels that present shopping related content. ... Americas Store is a US shopping television network. ... Corner Store TV is a Shopping channel in the United States, similar to Home Shopping Network or Jewelry TV. The station has one affiliate confirmed. ... The Home Shopping Network (HSN) is a mostly 24-hour shopping network that is seen on cable, satellite, and some terrestrial channels in the United States. ... Jewelry Television is an American broadcast television network, similar to the Home Shopping Network. ... The Shop at Home Network, more commonly known as just Shop at Home, is a television network in the United States that has been owned by The E.W. Scripps Company since 2002. ... ShopNBC is an American broadcast and cable shopping network, owned by NBC Universal and based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... DuMont Televisions Logo The DuMont Television Network was an American television network, beginning operation in 1946. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, the acronym for Warner Brothers, or sometimes as The Frog (referring to the networks former mascot, the animated character Michigan J. Frog), was a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The color NET logo was incorporated into a model building at the beginning and end of Mister Rogers Neighborhood from 1969 to 1970. ... The Prime Time Entertainment Network (also known as PTEN) was a television network launched in 1993 by the Prime Time Consortium, a joint venture between Warner Bros. ...

See also: List of American over-the-air networks | Local American TV stations (W) | Local American TV stations (K) | Canadian networks | Local Canadian TV stations | Mexican networks | Local Mexican TV stations | Superstations | North American TV | List of local television stations in North America | Fox affiliate switches of 1994 | 2006 United States broadcast TV realignment // In the United States, for most of the history of broadcasting, there were only four major national broadcasting networks. ... This is a list of television stations in the United States having call signs beginning with the letter W. See also the list of TV stations beginning with K and the list of TV stations beginning with X. // North American call sign Categories: | | ... This is a list of full-power television stations in the United States having call signs beginning with the letter K. Most low-power TV stations, those with designations such as KAGN-LP or K11XQ, have not been included in this list. ... Categories: | ... This is a list of full-power television stations bordering the United States having call signs beginning with the letter X and run by Mexican companies or universities. ... These links go to individual lists of television stations by the markets they are located in. ... The Fox affiliate switches of 1994 constituted some of the most sweeping changes in American television history. ... Between January 24 and September 18, 2006, the United States broadcast television industry was realigned. ...


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