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The i Network: Independent Television, or simply "i", is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcasted on August 31, 1998. "i", which is primarily owned by Paxson Communications, shows family-oriented programming (NBC Universal also has a 32% share). Its programming contains little or no sex, violence, or strong language. The network was formerly known as the PAX Network, or just PAX. Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in traditional... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 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. ...


Unlike most TV networks in the United States such as ABC, CBS, Fox or NBC, "i" has a national feed that is part of basic DBS packages as well as having its affiliates carried by cable TV systems, LPTV stations, or translators, similar in structure to most Latin American TV networks (on which model TV networks have relay stations across the country). "i" programming consists of some original programming mixed with reruns of various TV shows and movies and some Christian-oriented programming. The ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox, is a television network in the United States. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American radio and television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Direct broadcast satellite, or DBS, is a relatively recent development in the world of television distribution. ... Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in traditional... Low-power broadcasting is the concept of broadcasting at very low power and low cost, to a small community area. ... In broadcasting, a translator is an FM radio station or a TV station which acts as a full-duplex repeater. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Born again Cristian: A person who has renewed their christian faith ...


It was estimated in 2003 that "i" is viewable by 74.25% of all households, reaching 79,185,730 houses in the United States. "i" 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 PAX's complete nightly transmission. Some local "i" stations rebroadcast that market's NBC affilliate's newscasts at a later time. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"i" is not considered by many to be a channel on par with the six existing major national broadcast networks, as it is not received in many parts of the country yet. It has no stations in several major markets, most notably Charlotte, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. For other places or people named Charlotte, see American metropolises, Charlotte, North Carolina is the countrys second biggest banking center. ... This article is about the city of Ohio. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ...


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 15–22% of viewers. The ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American radio and television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


In 2003 "i" 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 "i" dwindled to just two: Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (now pulled due to non-renewal) and Doc. The netlet seemingly recovered a year later when seven TV series made it to "i"'s 200405 schedule. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


In the spring of 2005, it was reported that "i" intended to break its contract with NBC Universal, eliminate all entertainment programming, and rely on infomercials, direct response advertising, 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, "There have been several reports in the press that the Company is dropping or reducing entertainment programming. Those reports are totally incorrect. The Company will continue to offer the same or an increased amount of entertainment programming than it has in the past." [1] 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... 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 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Lowell Bud Paxson is the brainchild behind the Home Shopping Network. ...


On June 28, 2005, Paxson announced it would rebrand PAX as "i", to refect a new strategy of "providing an independent broadcast platform for producers and syndicators who desire to reach a national audience." After the transition is complete, Paxson, which is currently digital multicasting on 45 of its 60 stations, will continue to air programming under its PAX TV brand on one of its digital channels over the air and in select cable homes. (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


See also

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External links

  • PAX TV website

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