Fox Broadcasting announced on Wednesday that it is severing ties with WTVW (Fox 7).
Fox Broadcasting now has an agreement with WEVV to air the Fox primetime and sports programming on WEVV's secondary channel, which is now called My44. It will be re-branding My Fox 44.
My44 is not CBS. My44 is the WEVV channel that airs on 44.2. CBS44's programming on WEVV (44.1) will not be affected.
This means shows that were previously on Fox programming, such as American Idol, Fringe, Glee, Bones, and more, will air on My Fox 44.
Broadcasting & Cable, an industry publication, reports the Fox programming will launch on My Fox 44 on July 1, 2011.
Do not call your cable or satellite provider yet, since the change just took place.
So what does this change mean for you? Here are some questions you may have.
1) Will the Fox prime programming on My Fox 44 be in High Definition?
-WEVV will make the programming available in HD, but it will depend on your provider on whether you will see it in HD. Antenna customers will receive it in HD, but it will be up to cable providers to determine whether they provide it to you in HD.
2) Will My Fox 44 be available to Dish or Direct TV customers?
-It is WEVV's intention to make it available to Dish Network and Direct TV customers, but there have been no announcements of an agreement at this time.
3) Is My Fox 44 available on all Tri-State cable companies?
-WEVV General Manager Tim Black says My Fox 44 is currently available on all major Tri-State cable companies.
4) What will happen to the MyNetwork prime programming now airing on My Fox 44?
-MyNetwork programming will slide to 9pm - 11pm, immediately following the conclusion of FOX prime programming. (MyNetwork programming only airs Mon - Fri.)
*Thanks to Jake DTV Blog for contributing to this article.
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