Nexstar To Launch Another Digital Channel Airing Classic TV

Nexstar, which owns Antenna TV, will launch Rewind TV on September 1st. The channel will focus on 80s and 90s programs such as The Drew Carey Show, Murphy Brown, The Facts of Life, Growing Pains, Wings, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Who’s the Boss and Family Ties.

Earlier this month, Tegna launched Twist, a digital multicast channel aimed at women with unscripted lifestyle shows including Dance Moms, Tabatha Takes Over and Flipped Out. Twist was initially available in 43 markets.

Tegna bought two other multicast networks from Cooper Media for $77 million in 2019. The networks are adventure-oriented Quest and Justice, which was relaunched as True Crime last year.

Author: Jason Remington

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6 thoughts on “Nexstar To Launch Another Digital Channel Airing Classic TV

  1. I’d like to see a channel devoted to old newsreels, atomic test footage and industrial films. If not, I can always watch that stuff on YouTube.

    1. In the’50s, on Sunday it was Industry on Parade, a service of the National Association of Manufacturers.

      1. I always enjoyed the classroom videos in school. They were a welcome break from studies. Watching similar retro videos on Youtube gives a good comparison to life in the 50s compared to the chaotic era we now live in.

      2. One industrial film from grade school still sticks in my mind. It was produced by Standard Oil and was about open-pit mining. One of the huge power shovels didn’t have enough oomph to lift any dirt. Then they changed the oil and put in RPM Delo. You can probably guess the outcome.

        Even at eleven years old, I was skeptical.

        1. Why would such a film be shown except to indoctrinate? There were some useful films that I remember. One was a very graphic driver education film.

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