- Classic movie diginet Movies! is coming to nine more cities, bringing its coverage to over 50% of the U.S. The new affiliates include KQCA Sacramento, WBGN Pittsburgh, KCWE Kansas City, WYFF Greenville SC, WBKI Louisville KY, WUWB Flint MI, WPME Portland ME, KOLO Reno NV and WURO Traverse City MI. Several of the stations have already launched Movies! with the rest scheduled to go live by January. Movies! is a joint venture of Weigel Communications (MeTV) and Fox Television Stations.
- We lost several more classic TV contributors recently. Longtime TV writer-director Theodore J. Flicker worked on such series as The Andy Griffith Show, I Dream of Jeannie and Night Gallery. He was also creator of the 1970s cop comedy Barney Miller. Writer Lee Maddux got his start on the 1970s Sid & Marty Krofft series Wonderbug. He later penned episodes of Benson, In The Heat of the Night, Night Court and Scarecrow & Mrs. King.
The new affiliates are WJZY Charlotte (Channel 46.2), KUCW Salt Lake City (30.2), KTRV Boise ID (12.3), WFXS Wausau WI (55.3) and KMOL Victoria TX (17.2). KUCW and KMOL have already launched Movies!, while WJZY will go live on July 1. KTRV and WFXS will start later in 2014.
Movies! launched in May 2013 and airs classic films from 20th Century Fox, Paramount and other studios. It is a joint venture of Fox Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting Company.