Retro Television Network, the digital channel dedicated to vintage programs such as Get Smart and Hawaii5-0, announced that it partnered with Cox Television station KIRO Seattle.
It’s been a busy few weeks for the Equity Media-owned oldies network. RTN also announced recent deals with Cox’s WSB Atlanta; Raycom Media’s WSFA Montgomery, Ala.; London Broadcasting’s KYTX Tyler, Texas; and Allbritton Communications’ WHTM Harrisburg, Pa.
RTN benefited from the demise of The Tube, as stations that carried the music channel as a multicast service are scrambling to find a replacement.
RTN executive vice president Mark Dvornik said demand remains high for the classic programs. “Fans of great television will fall in love with RTN’s ‘Primetime All the Time’ lineup,” he added.
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.
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