Ion Television

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Ion logo.svg
CountryUnited States
Slogan"Positively Entertaining"
"Watch It Unfold." (Current promotional campaign)
HeadquartersWest Palm Beach, Florida
Ownership
OwnerION Media Networks
Key peopleR. Brandon Burgess
History
LaunchedAugust 31, 1998 (as PAX TV)
July 1, 2005 (as i: Independent Television)
January 29, 2007 (as Ion Television)
FounderLowell 'Bud' Paxson
Links
Websitehttp://www.iontelevision.com
Availability
Satellite
Dish NetworkChannel 216 (East, HD/SD)
Channel 217 (West, SD)
DirecTVChannel 305 (East, HD/SD)
Channel 306 (West, SD)

Ion Television is a television network in the United States, which is owned by The E. W. Scripps Company and is available through a TV antenna, cable TV, or a satellite dish. It airs mainly many episodes of one crime drama or drama show per day, usually older episodes of shows which aired on networks now or in the past. It also carries the Scripps National Spelling Bee every year, starting to do so in 2022. The network is available in over 99 million houses, mixed between stations Ion owns and network affiliates, along with cable and satellite dish companies which carry it.

Programs[change | change source]

Original programs[change | change source]

Drama[change | change source]

Specials[change | change source]

Syndicated programming[change | change source]

Comedy[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.[permanent dead link]
  3. "TNT Series Gets Syndication Deal : TVBizwire : TVWeek - Television Industry news, TV ratings, analysis, celebrity event photos". Archived from the original on 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-03-10.