Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks’ new U.S. digital broadcast television network, getTV, showcasing Hollywood’s most memorable films from the 1930s through the 1960s, is launching in more than 44 percent of the U.S. television households, the company said Monday.
Carried as a digital subchannel on Univision Television Group-owned stations and others, getTV is launching in 24 markets. It is available across the country, from Los Angeles to New York on cable and free-to-air. The network will announce additional affiliates shortly.
“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 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.
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.
getTV is a free-to-air broadcast television digital network dedicated to showcasing Hollywood’s legendary movies through 1960.
The network, operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks, launched in February 2014 with titles ranging from Academy Award winning films and other epic classics.
Photo courtesy: Sony Pictures Television / get.tv