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2010-12-28 05:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that three UFC 125 preliminary fights will air live on ION Television on Saturday, Jan. 1 starting at 8:55pm ET/5:55pm PT. The announcement marks the first time UFC prelims will air live and free on network television. The action kicks off this Saturday with three explosive fights featuring Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares in a middleweight contest, Josh Grispi vs. Dustin Poirier in...

2010-11-23 10:58:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Country Network (TCN), a country music video television network located on Music Row in Nashville, TN, is on the air on KBPX, Channel 46.1! It can currently be viewed by all television households with the ability to receive over-the-air channels. TCN will be working with KBPX owner ION Media Networks to obtain carriage on Houston cable systems and the satellite providers. Country music is America's most popular music genre. TCN fills a...

2009-09-26 20:17:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth annual New York Television Festival (NYTVF) announced Festival honors tonight at the NYTVF Awards Ceremony, presented by Zune. The ceremony held at New World Stages in Midtown Manhattan featured the winners of the Festival's Independent Pilot Competition. Representatives from Festival partners also announced the winners of the second annual NYTVF People's Choice Award, the second FOX-PGP-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest and Fox TV Studios...

2009-04-20 07:35:00

Atlanta & Seattle Established as Technical Mobile DTV R&D Markets Dell Unveils Mobile DTV-Enabled Netbook LAS VEGAS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters Show, the Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC), an alliance of U.S. broadcasters dedicated to accelerating the development of Mobile Digital Television (DTV), announced today that Washington, D.C. has been selected as a product showcase market for Mobile DTV technology. Additionally, four TV...

2009-04-15 09:10:00

With 20+ Participating Players, Mobile DTV Infrastructure Is In Place - See It Now On the NAB Floor! "Mobile DTV: The Power of Broadcast on the Go!" Super Session Booth #C8150 LAS VEGAS, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- National Association of Broadcasters Show -- It's time to roll out ATSC Mobile DTV. The 2009 NAB Show represents the first opportunity to display the entire mobile digital television (DTV) network, including solutions providers along the broadcast Mobile DTV value chain, from...

2008-12-08 10:03:00

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies today outlined additional details of his proposed programming model for Urban Television, LLC, pending the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) approval of recently filed applications seeking share-time licenses that will enable Urban to broadcast programming on a digital channel of ION stations in 42 markets. Johnson's plan is to develop a new and innovative broadcast model...

2008-10-21 15:00:18

In response to a request made to ION by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein to organize a DTV Transition testing campaign across the country, ION Media Networks, along with NBC Universal, Telemundo, and members of the Association of Public Television Stations, will spearhead analog shut-off (ASO) tests - planned as temporary interruptions of the over-the-air signals - in multiple major markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Hartford,...

2008-10-20 15:00:16

ION Media Networks, Inc., owner and operator of the nation's largest television station group, today announced plans to launch its suite of networks - ION Television, qubo, and ION Life - in high definition (HD) in 2009. ION Television, the Company's flagship general entertainment network, will be available as ION Television HD beginning the first quarter. The HD simulcast of the newly rebranded "Positively Entertaining" network will serve to fully enhance consumers' overall viewing...

2008-09-08 09:00:29

Today, over 94 million households will have the opportunity to tune-in to a reinvented ION Television, repositioned as a compelling new entertainment destination and galvanized by an exciting new brand, ION Television: Positively Entertaining. The new contemporary look and tag line - Positively Entertaining - complement the robust critically acclaimed off-network series - "Boston Legal,""ER" and "NCIS" - which launch as part of ION Television's strategically acquired fall programming lineup...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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