Granite Adds CoolTV in Detroit

Granite's WMYD Detroit adds multicast music channel TheCoolTV Sept. 20, airing over the air and on Comcast in DMA No. 11. WMYD is a MyNetworkTV affiliate.

TheCoolTV has affiliation agreements with stations owned by LIN, Sinclair and Belo, among others, with carriage in 70 markets, says parent Cool Music Network.

David Bangura, WMYD president and general manager, cited Detroit's rich musical history in the station's decision to partner with TheCoolTV. "Detroit is the birthplace of Motown and My TV20 is pleased to provide our viewing audience with a free, all music video channel that is customized to satisfy their musical entertainment needs in a variety of genres," he said.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.