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Ion Television

American TV network

Ion Television (stylized "ion TELEVISION") is a United States television network. It is owned by ION Media Networks. The channel started broadcasting on August 31, 1998 as PAX TV, as Independent Television on July 1, 2005, and as Ion Television on January 29, 2007. As of 2010, the network is available in 99 million homes through its 60 stations.

Ion Television
TypeBroadcast television network, satellite television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNational (but not available in all markets)
Foundedby Lowell 'Bud' Paxson
Slogan"Positively Entertaining"
"Watch It Unfold." (Current promotional campaign)
OwnerION Media Networks
Key peopleR. Brandon Burgess
Launch dateAugust 31, 1998 (as PAX TV)
July 1, 2005 (as i: Independent Television)
January 29, 2007 (as Ion Television)
Former namesPax (1998–2005)
i (2005–2007)
Picture format480i (SD)
720p (HD)
Official websitehttp://www.iontelevision.com

ProgramsEdit

Original programsEdit

DramaEdit

News and InformationEdit

  • ENTV: Entertainment News Segment (2011–present)

SpecialsEdit

Syndicated programmingEdit

ComedyEdit

DramaEdit

Future programming rightsEdit

Syndicated programmingEdit

DramaEdit

Formerly broadcast programsEdit

Original programmingEdit

ComedyEdit
  • World Cup Comedy (2004–2005)
DramaEdit
Reality and actuality programmingEdit
Game ShowsEdit
Talk and How-To ProgrammingEdit
Religious ProgrammingEdit
Sports ProgrammingEdit
SpecialsEdit

Syndicated programmingEdit

ComedyEdit

DramaEdit

Reality and actuality programmingEdit

ReligionEdit

  • Programming from The Worship Network (1998–2005; aired on a subchannel of Ion-owned stations until 2010)

Game ShowsEdit

News and InformationEdit

  • 48 Hours
  • Local NBC News primetime news broadcasts and/or rebroadcasts (select stations, 2000–2005)
  • MoneyWatchTV.com (2000–2001)
  • WeatherVision (2000–2005)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (21 January 2011). "Canadian 'Flashpoint' In U.S. Syndie Deal, Will Air Originals On CBS And ION".
  2. "ION Television Acquires Repeats of 'Psych,' 'Monk' and 'House' from NBCUniversal". 27 July 2011.
  3. http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/tvbizwire/2011/09/tnt-series-gets-syndication-de.php