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
"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
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