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.2 Network
Dot2-logo.png
Type Broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability Nationwide
Owner Guardian Enterprise Group
Key people Richard Schilg, President and Founder
Launch date 2010 [1]
Former names GTN[2]
Official Website www.dot2network.com

.2 Network (pronounced Dot-Two Network) is the name of an upcoming television network designed for digital television subchannels (hence the ".2") owned by Guardian Enterprise Group that will replace the GTN network in 2010.[2]

The channel was originally scheduled for launch on December 8, 2008 [3] however, citing the February 2009 digital transition (since delayed until June), the launch of .2 Network was delayed until sometime in Spring 2009 [1]. .2 Network executives said that it may delay the launch until it reaches at least 30% of US households, which the station's owners may feel will not happen until October 2009, almost a full year after its scheduled launch.[4] As of December 2009, .2 Network has yet to begin programming.

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Programming

.2 Network has licensing agreements with Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBC Universal, Disney, Hallmark and Screen Media.[2] .2 Network programming include Gidget, The Flying Nun, and hundreds of blockbuster movies. The .2 network is also the source for multiple broadcast premieres, and the prime-time line-up follows a movie channel like format.[5] Other programs will include lifestyle-related, special-interest, and how-to shows, including Animal Rescue and Missing, and FCC-mandated "E/I" children's programming for its affiliated stations.[6]

Affiliates

.2 Network has confirmed carriage in the following markets:[7][8]

Market Station Primary Affiliation Ownership
1. New York City TBD 2 TBD TBD
2. Los Angeles TBD 2 TBD TBD
3. Chicago TBD 2 TBD TBD
4. Philadelphia TBD 2 TBD TBD
6. San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose TBD 2 TBD TBD
8. Houston KHOU CBS Belo Corporation
11. Detroit WDIV-TV (DT3) NBC Post-Newsweek Stations
14. Tampa WTVT FOX Fox Television Stations
17. Miami - Fort Lauderdale TBD 2 TBD TBD
21. Orlando - Daytona Beach WKMG-TV CBS Post-Newsweek Stations
25. Portland, Oregon KPTV or KPDX1 Fox or MyNetworkTV Meredith Corporation
31. Kansas City, Missouri KCTV 4 CBS Meredith Corporation
32. Columbus, Ohio W23BZ[2] .2 Network (flagship) Guardian Enterprise Group
36. San Antonio KSAT-TV ABC Post-Newsweek Stations
64. Roanoke - Lynchburg, VA WDRL-TV Independent MNE Broadcasting [9]
111. Lafayette, Louisiana TBD 2 TBD TBD
179. Marquette, Michigan TBD 2 TBD TBD
175. Alexandria, Louisiana TBD 2 TBD TBD
221. Alpena, Michigan WBKB-TV 3 CBS Stephan Marks
210. Glendive, Montana KXGN-TV 3 CBS Stephan Marks
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Notes

  • 1The licensee holds a duopoly in the market, and has not announced which station will carry the subchannel.
  • 2According to the .2 "first affiliates" press release, these markets have been confirmed, but the identity of the affiliate station has not been released. These do not appear on .2 Network's own site in the list of stations; in some cases these are one-station markets.
  • 3The station is the only station in the confirmed market (per the press release) that is suitable for carriage, but is not currently listed in the network's affiliate list.
  • 4The station itself confirmed carriage by one of their engineers on the phone.

HDTV

.2 Network plans on offering a 720p HDTV feed to its affiliates for either the subchannel or as a cable offering, despite some engineers' skepticism of carrying two HDTV channels on one DTV frequency.[8]

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