KXAN adding classic shows to digital subchannel

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 10.38.58 PMCozi, a broadcast network featuring “Murder, She Wrote,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and countless other classic TV shows, is on its way to Austin.

Look for it to debut on Channel 36.2, one of KXAN’s digital subchannels, on June 1, according to Media General, our local NBC affiliate’s Richmond, Va.-based owner.

Three other Media General stations — located in Albuquerque, N.M.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Tampa, Fla. — will also link up with Cozi next month.

“We look forward to working with Cozi TV through this new agreement and delivering their great programming to viewers in our markets,” Deb McDermott, Media General’s chief operating officer, said in a written statement.

The niche network, which was launched in late 2012, now has 79 affiliates serving 84 million homes in 74 percent of the country after linking up with Media General.

“We are so excited to extend our viewership to these four fantastic markets,” said Meredith McGinn, Cozi’s senior vice president. “We know the viewers are going to really enjoy our comfortable and familiar programming, with iconic shows like ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ ‘Miami Vice’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ we invite them to cozy up on the couch while we reintroduce them to some of their all-time favorites.”

Fox-owned KTBC will also launch a new digital subchannel on June 1. Buzzr TV, which will air classic game shows, will pop up on Channel 7.3. It was announced earlier this year.

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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