Ion Television

American broadcast television network

Ion Television is a television network in the United States, which is owned by The E. W. Scripps Company and is available through a TV antenna, cable TV, or a satellite dish. It airs mainly many episodes of one crime drama or drama show per day, usually older episodes of shows which aired on networks now or in the past. It also carries the Scripps National Spelling Bee every year, starting to do so in 2022. The network is available in over 99 million houses, mixed between stations Ion owns and network affiliates, along with cable and satellite dish companies which carry it.

Ion Television
TypeBroadcast television network, satellite television network
Slogan"Positively Entertaining"
"Watch It Unfold." (Current promotional campaign)
HeadquartersWest Palm Beach, Florida
OwnerION Media Networks
Key people
R. Brandon Burgess
Launch date
August 31, 1998 (as PAX TV)
July 1, 2005 (as i: Independent Television)
January 29, 2007 (as Ion Television)
Former names
Pax (1998–2005)
i (2005–2007)
Picture format
480i (SD)
720p (HD)
Official website

Programs change

Original programs change

Drama change

Specials change

Syndicated programming change

Comedy change

Drama change

Formerly broadcast programs change

Original programming change

Comedy change
  • World Cup Comedy (2004–2005)
Drama change
Reality and actuality programming change
Game Shows change
Talk and How-To Programming change
Religious Programming change
Sports Programming change
Specials change

Syndicated programming change

Comedy change

Drama change

Reality and actuality programming change

Religion change

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

Game Shows change

News and Information change

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

References change

  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.[permanent dead link]
  3. "TNT Series Gets Syndication Deal : TVBizwire : TVWeek - Television Industry news, TV ratings, analysis, celebrity event photos". Archived from the original on 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-03-10.