Over the Air Is Over the Top

Over-the-air viewers have tons to watch in Columbus. WBNS has diginets MeTV, Quest, Justice and DABL. Quest and Justice are part of Tegna. Owned by CBS, DABL is a lifestyle network the station launched Jan. 1. “We’re going all out with our four diginets,” said John Cardenas, WBNS president/general manager.

WCMH replaced MeTV with Court TV in the fall. It also has Laff and Ion.

WSYX has MyNetworkTV, This TV and Antenna TV on its subchannels. WTTE has TBD and Stadium, and WWHO airs Comet and Charge! Comet, Stadium, Charge! and TBD are part of Sinclair Broadcast Group. Comet offers sci-fi and Stadium has sports. Charge! says, “Watch action stars, everyday heroes and insane athletes engage in battles, chases, showdowns and so much more.”

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“It has a lot of viral videos,” said Tony D’Angelo, VP and general manager of WSYX-WTTE-WWHO. “A lot of it is geared toward younger people.”

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.