LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Retro Television Network (RTN), which is nationally owned and distributed by Equity Media Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: EMDA), announced today that it will partner with Smith Broadcasting to add an RTN affiliate in Santa Barbara, CA. The network will launch today (October 30) on a digital stream of KEYT, the ABC affiliate that serves the Santa Barbara / Santa Maria / San Luis Obispo market. "RTN viewers in Santa Barbara will be treated to one the greatest comedic actors of our time with Robin Williams in Mork & Mindy," said Mark Dvornik, Executive Vice President of RTN. "In addition, KEYT-DT viewers will enjoy many other favorites from RTN's 'Prime Time all the Time' lineup, including Perry Mason, Matlock and Michael Landon in Little House on the Prairie." "We are excited to partner with RTN to compliment our MyNetwork programming, offering an innovative and creative approach to programming for the Central Coast," said Cathy Jacquemin, Vice President and General Manager of KEYT. RTN is a new television network that provides each affiliate a customized feed with classic hit shows, in addition to local programming including news, weather and sports. RTN is specifically designed to go on a broadcast digital channel and provides local broadcasters with a way to get ratings and successfully monetize their digital spectrum. KEYT-DT / MyRTN will replace KCOP on Santa Barbara area cable systems. About Equity Media Holdings Corporation Equity Media Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: EMDA) is a growing broadcaster with multiple sources of revenue and value in its operations that include its Broadcast Station Group, Spectrum Holdings Division and Broadcast Services Division. Equity Media is one of the largest owners and operators of television stations in the United States, currently owning stations in 41 markets that cover more than 32% of the U.S. population. It is the second largest affiliate group of the top ranked Univision and TeleFutura networks, two networks driven by the growth of the Hispanic population in the U.S. Equity Media's proprietary Centralized Automated Satellite Hub (C.A.S.H.) system and Retro Television Network provide centralized content distribution services, which Equity Media believes are unique within the media industry. For more information, please visit www.EMDAholdings.com.
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