Ion Television

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Ion Television
TypeBroadcast television network, satellite television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNational (but not available in all markets)
Foundedby Lowell 'Bud' Paxson
Slogan"Positively Entertaining"
"Watch It Unfold." (Current promotional campaign)
OwnerION Media Networks
Key peopleR. Brandon Burgess
Launch dateAugust 31, 1998 (as PAX TV)
July 1, 2005 (as i: Independent Television)
January 29, 2007 (as Ion Television)
Former namesPax (1998–2005)
i (2005–2007)
Picture format480i (SD)
720p (HD)
Official websitehttp://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[change | change source]

Original programs[change | change source]

Drama[change | change source]

News and Information[change | change source]

  • ENTV: Entertainment News Segment (2011–present)

Specials[change | change source]

Syndicated programming[change | change source]

Comedy[change | change source]

Drama[change | change source]

Future programming rights[change | change source]

Syndicated programming[change | change source]

Drama[change | change source]

Formerly broadcast programs[change | change source]

Original programming[change | change source]

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

Syndicated programming[change | change source]

Comedy[change | change source]

Drama[change | change source]

Reality and actuality programming[change | change source]

Religion[change | change source]

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

Game Shows[change | change source]

News and Information[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  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.
  3. http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/tvbizwire/2011/09/tnt-series-gets-syndication-de.php