The Family Channel (U.S. TV network)

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The Family Channel
Type Broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability Nationwide via OTA digital television
(covering 45% of the U.S.)[1]
Owner ValCom
Luken Communications
Launch date
December 15, 2008 (as My Family TV)
December 2013 (as The Family Channel)
Former names
My Family TV
Faith TV
Official website
www.famchannel.com
Replaced Faith TV

The Family Channel is an American general entertainment television network owned by Luken Communications, and based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.[2][3]

History

File:My Family TV Logo.png
Logo of My Family TV, the former incarnation of "The Family Channel"

In September 2008, ValCom announced that they would purchase the assets of Faith TV, relaunching it as a more broadly-distributed family television network.[4] On December 15, 2008, ValCom deal to purchase Faith TV closed and they relaunched Faith TV as My Family TV.[5] On October 1, 2009, ValCom completed the purchase of the network after making its final $250,000 payment.[6] The network had no connections with the similarly-named Fox Television Stations-owned MyNetworkTV programming service.

On March 22, 2011, ValCom announced that My Family TV would become a joint venture with Luken Communications.[2][3] Many of the programs seen on My Family TV, such as Route 66, Lassie, Highway To Heaven and Daniel Boone also air on sister network RTV. Some of the shows licensed to RTV are now on the newly acquired My Family Television schedule. Many of them were licensed by Peter Rodgers Organization, including The Rifleman, The Bill Cosby Show, Celebrity Bowling, Zorro, Peter Gunn, Daniel Boone, I Spy, The Comedy Shop and The Cisco Kid. A partial list of programs broadcast by Retro Television Network notes this relationship with Peter Rodgers Organization.

In December 2013, Luken Communications rebranded MyFamilyTV as The Family Channel.[7] "The Family Channel" name was formerly used by the former Christian Broadcasting Network-owned cable channel that has since become Freeform in January 2016; outside of some shared public domain programming once aired in the CBN/Family Channel era of Freeform, the two networks have no relation to each other.

Programming

My Family TV's programming consists of the following:[8]

Children [E/I]

Classics

Entertainment

Lifestyle

Travel and Outdoors

Religious

Talk Shows

On August 5, 2010 My Family TV announced that they would be adding repeats of That Show with Joan Rivers to the fall lineup. They had secured the broadcast rights to 225 episodes of the program.[9]

A new country music themed talk show, The Right Place with Kevin Sport started on the network in 2010, featuring interviews with the stars of country music.

Movies

My Family TV features over 900 classic movies.[10]

Affiliates

ValCom claims My Family TV has over 90 affiliates across the United States.[11]

External links

References

  1. "The Top 25 Digital Broadcast Networks". TVNewsCheck.com. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frank, Judy (March 22, 2011). "Chattanooga's Luken Communications Enters Joint Venture With ValCom Entertainment Company". Chattanoogan. Retrieved March 30, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "ValCom, Inc. Announces Joint Venture With Luken Communications". Marketwire. March 22, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Valcom to Purchase Faith TV; Re-launch as Family Television Network". tvover.net. September 3, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "ValCom, Inc. Closes Deal With Faith TV; Ready to Launch "My Family TV" Network". MarketWire. December 15, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "MyFamilyTV now solely owned by Valcom". Tampa Bay Business Journal. October 1, 2009. Retrieved April 1, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Luken Communications launches The Family Channel". RBR-TVBR. Retrieved 13 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Newman, Dee. "My Family TV (Times Listed are Eastern Time)". Retrieved July 9, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "ValCom's My Family TV Secures Joan Rivers Talk Show for Fall Season". Marketwire. Retrieved 2010-08-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "About us". My Family TV. Retrieved September 3, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "ValCom's My Family TV Secures an Additional 30 Million Potential Viewers Through Agreement With R&R TV". MarketWatch. August 25, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>