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Ion Television
Type Broadcast television network, satellite television network
Country United States
Availability National (but not available in all markets)
Founded by Lowell 'Bud' Paxson
Slogan "Positively Entertaining"
"Watch It Unfold." (Current promotional campaign)
Owner ION 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 http://www.iontelevision.com

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.

Programs

Original programs

Drama

News and Information

  • ENTV: Entertainment News Segment (2011–present)

Specials

Syndicated programming

Comedy

Drama

Future programming rights

Syndicated programming

Drama

Formerly broadcast programs

Original programming

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

Syndicated programming

Comedy

Drama

Reality and actuality programming

Religion

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

Game Shows

News and Information

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

References

  1. http://www.deadline.com/2011/01/canadian-drama-flashpoint-in-u-s-syndi-deal-will-air-originals-on-cbs-and-ion/
  2. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/07/27/ion-television-acquires-repeats-of-psych-monk-and-house-from-nbcuniversal/98977/
  3. http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/tvbizwire/2011/09/tnt-series-gets-syndication-de.php