Grit Becomes Second Most Distributed Classic TV Net In Under Two Years

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Grit was announced by Katz Broadcasting along with a sister network Escape on April 3, 2014, with a formal launch scheduled for that summer with initial affiliates announced at this time being Univision Communications owned stations. On August 11, 2014, Katz announced that the two networks would launch simultaneously on August 18. Grit launched at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on that date, with the 1952 film High Noon as the network’s inaugural broadcast, leading off a week-long festival of John Wayne films. More from Wikipedia

 Unduplicated households: The households in the market are counted once even if the network is broadcast on TV stations reaching different sections of large markets or the TV station has multiple channels broadcasting in a market.

GRIT Missing Less Than 90 Markets

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If GRIT picked up all the cable subscribers in the missing markets (excluding Puerto Rico and satellite) the Classic TV network would pick up about 7 million cable subs. With around 64 million cable and overbuilder subs in our database that means GRIT is already in markets with a potential 57 million subs that could carry the net.

Perhaps when Perry Sook signed the subchannel net deal with Katz Broadcasting last week Nexstar (as rating grow for GRIT and others) the group has plans to secure affiliate fees for these nets from the MVPD providers.

Classic TV: Classic TV networks are distributed on subchannels through broadcast TV stations. Classic TV stations can be carried on the basic tier of MVPD providers based on the TV station agreement with MVPD companies. In rare cases a Classic TV network can be distributed by an MVPD without a broadcast agreement.

Grit Enjoys Distribution In All Major Markets

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Full Power Channels – total amount of full power primary channels, and subchannels, in a market or distributed by a network.

MIAMI, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Multiple stations in multiple markets have recently launched the three emerging Katz Broadcasting television networks GRIT, ESCAPE and LAFF.

This recent growth accelerates the penetration of LAFF to 76.3% of the United States, which equals 86.5 million households, GRIT to 88% of the U.S. and 99 million HHs and ESCAPE to 78%/88.4 million homes.For more information …

Unduplicated Households- The households in the market are counted once even if the network is broadcast on TV stations reaching different sections of large markets or the TV station has multiple channels broadcasting in a market.

Grit And Escape Reach A Total 160 Million Duplicated Homes

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From Wikipedia – Katz Broadcasting announced the formation of Escape and sister network Grit on April 3, 2014, with a formal launch scheduled for that summer. When the network was first announced, Katz Broadcasting entered into an affiliation agreement with Univision Communications, which planned to launch Grit in 22 markets served by a station owned by the group or operated through local marketing agreements with Entravision Communications – giving Grit affiliates in 17 of the 20 largest U.S. television markets (including markets such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth). The network immediately sought carriage on the digital subchannels of television stations owned by other broadcasting companies.[3] On June 17, 2014, Katz signed group deals to carry Escape on stations owned and/or operated by Raycom Media in six markets.[4]

On August 11, 2014, Katz announced that the two networks would launch simultaneously on August 18. Escape launched at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on that date,[5] with the 1981 film Body Heat as the network’s inaugural broadcast.[6]

Duplicated Households for TV Stations- Households are counted multiple times for a TV station depending on how many networks are carried on that station.

 

Univision Key Group For GRIT And Escape Networks

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Since most groups are carrying GRIT and Escape on full power subchannels, with the potential for MVPD carriage, we are reporting all the households. Soon we will be reporting to you the MVPD carriage of these subchannel networks.

Unduplicated Households- The households in the market are counted once even if the network is broadcast on TV stations reaching different sections of large markets or the TV station has multiple channels broadcasting in a market.