CHARGE! Secures Full Coverage in New York DMA
Network Expands Over-the-Air and Cable Distribution Including Additional New Carriage in Manhattan
Baltimore, MD – June 21, 2023 – CHARGE!, Sinclair’s free, over-the-air (OTA) multicast television network, today announced a series of new distribution agreements effective July 1, resulting in significant upgrades to the network’s coverage in the New York DMA, especially in Manhattan.
CHARGE!’s new carriage includes an agreement with RNN Media Group, owners of New York’s WRNN, resulting in new distribution in Manhattan on Spectrum channel 92. CHARGE! has also reached a distribution agreement with WJLP, over-the-air channel 33.6, transmitting from One World Trade Center and allowing for greater reach across the New York DMA.
CHARGE! continues to be available elsewhere in the New York DMA on Altice and Verizon FiOS. Additionally, the network can be watched nationally on Dish Network, Sling TV, and YouTubeTV, where CHARGE! launched earlier this month. CHARGE! also streams live on the network’s connected TV app and at www.watchcharge.com.
As previously announced, CHARGE! will add the iconic Dick Wolf series, Law & Order: Criminal Intent to anchor its primetime lineup. The long-running primetime hit, starring Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe, joins CSI: Miami and CSI: NY this fall.
“With its lineup of the most prominent police franchises in TV history including Law & Order: Criminal Intent and CSI: New York , CHARGE! is primed for growth in the #1 DMA in the country,” said Adam Ware, Senior Vice President, Growth Networks Group. “No matter how viewers in the Tri-State area watch network TV, CHARGE! has them covered.”
Sinclair, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets affiliated with all the major broadcast networks; owns Tennis Channel and multicast networks Comet, CHARGE! and TBD; and owns and provides services to 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and the nation’s largest streaming aggregator of local news content, NewsON. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
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