New OTA digital networks are coming

Tim58hsv

DTVUSA Member
#1
Some may not be aware yet but there are new networks popping up on the OTA (over the air) digital subchannels. Here in Dayton, Ohio we now have the "This" tv network which is shown on channel 45.2. They show mostly older movie (most are in color) and late night-early morning they show classic tv series lie Paddy Duke, Mr. Ed, and my favorite the original Outer Limits.

"This" tv doesn't seem to have a website yet but here's a link to wikipedia for the network...
Wikipedia about the "This" tv network.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_TV

They just started broadcasting at the beginning of november so expect them to grow and reach more markets in the coming months.

Now here's something I'm really excited about. It's another OTA digital network called
Retro Television Network and here's a direct link to their website...
http://www.rtnville.com/index2.html

I hope Retro tv comes to this area soon because that's some great shows there!
 

Jason Fritz

Administrator
Staff member
#2
Some may not be aware yet but there are new networks popping up on the OTA (over the air) digital subchannels. Here in Dayton, Ohio we now have the "This" tv network which is shown on channel 45.2. They show mostly older movie (most are in color) and late night-early morning they show classic tv series lie Paddy Duke, Mr. Ed, and my favorite the original Outer Limits.

"This" tv doesn't seem to have a website yet but here's a link to wikipedia for the network...
Wikipedia about the "This" tv network.
This TV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They just started broadcasting at the beginning of november so expect them to grow and reach more markets in the coming months.

Now here's something I'm really excited about. It's another OTA digital network called
Retro Television Network and here's a direct link to their website...
RTN Primetime All The Time

I hope Retro tv comes to this area soon because that's some great shows there!
Thanks for sharing Tim!

So...it's free? Like over-the-air free? My fiance would love that channel!
 

Tim58hsv

DTVUSA Member
#4
Thanks for sharing Tim!

So...it's free? Like over-the-air free? My fiance would love that channel!
As I understand it Retro is a free over-the-air network.

Cable and dish companies may get an initial bounce of new subscribers from the analogue to digital conversion, but if networks such as 'Retro' and 'This' continue to come on the scene, that may change very soon.
 

Tim58hsv

DTVUSA Member
#5
we have RTN here in NC. it is pretty cool it's like TV land before reality shows. I like the old westerns on Sat morning, like wagon train and Rawhide etc.:)
I loved Wagon Train and haven't seen it since I was a kid. Same thing goes for Night Gallery and the Alfred Hitchcock series.

But Wagon Train...that's the one I'd like to see again more than any other tv series.
 

acwriter

DTVUSA Member
#6
Wow, that is great. I love those type of shows too. Back when you could watch cowboys and indians shoot it out, without all the gore. You didn't have to monitor every single show your kids watched. Oh well, I guess I was just born in the wrong era.
 
#7
In my area we don't have any special channels like that. All we have are the basic NBC, CBS, ABC, CW, FOX, ION, PBS

All we have is "Create". A cooking and hobby channel.

we did have a music video channel called "the tube" but they were forced to shut their facilities down because of a lawsuit against them
 

Tim58hsv

DTVUSA Member
#10
Here we go again :)

A friend from Cincinnati sent me a link to a digital subchannel that airs in his neck of the woods on 25.4

http://www.whitesprings.tv/

Looks kind of decent with movies from the 1930's to the 90's and no commercial interruptions. Gotta add that some of those movies can be found in the dollar bin at Walmart but what the heck. I'm sure there's some gems in the bunch and any new subchannel of that genre would be welcomed.

We can't pick it up here in Dayton but it's something more for us to look forward to should it be picked up in this or any other market.
 

Tim58hsv

DTVUSA Member
#11
Just thought I'd bump this old thread up since it's kind of funny how far diginets have come since then.

Also check out the link to the never aired Dot2Network above. There's still something there. Bland, yes. But there's actually some residue of the failed diginet at the link.
 

dkreichen1968

Moderator
Staff member
#12
Just thought I'd bump this old thread up since it's kind of funny how far diginets have come since then.

Also check out the link to the never aired Dot2Network above. There's still something there. Bland, yes. But there's actually some residue of the failed diginet at the link.
Whoever was their web host kept the domain active for advertising, that's all.
 

dkreichen1968

Moderator
Staff member
#13
Diginets in my area include: THIS, Decades, Create, Laff (coming April 15th), The Justice Network, Megahertz Worldview, Bounce, Get TV, Escape, MeTV, Antenna TV, and if I had a better antenna pointed toward Colorado Springs, Cozi.
 
G

Guest

Guest
#15
Seems Get TV and Escaped are down. At least in NY. Anybody else having the same issues? Im gonna snap if I can no longer watched snapped. 😀
 
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