WISH-TV in Indianapolis has announced new entertainment programming starting January 1st. The station says the schedule includes The CW network in prime time and a new lineup of morning game shows and afternoon talk shows.

December 22, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – WISH-TV’s President and General Manager Les Vann is proud to announce the station’s new entertainment programming, effective January 1, 2015. The schedule includes The CW network in prime time, plus a new line-up of morning game shows and afternoon talk shows.

“We welcome the CW network to our new prime time,” said Vann. “This original and dynamic line-up of programming will drive new audiences to WISH-TV and our newscasts, and deliver key demographics to our advertisers.”

The CW prime time line-up includes the season’s breakout series, The Flash (Tuesdays 8:00 p.m.) along with popular series Supernatural (Tuesdays 9:00 p.m.), Arrow (Wednesdays 8:00 p.m.), The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8:00 p.m.) and Reign (Thursdays 9:00 p.m.)

Jane the Virgin (Mondays 9:00 p.m.), another one of The CW’s big surprises this season, received two Golden Globe nominations. Jane the Virgin was nominated for “Best Comedy” and the show’s star, Gina Rodriguez, received the nomination for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series.”

In addition to The CW prime time, WISH-TV adds Family Feud, hosted by Steve Harvey; The Wendy Williams Show; and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, hosted by Terry Crews to its line-up.

In addition to the new entertainment options, WISH-TV will be adding four hours of news programming each weekday at the start of the new year.

24-Hour News 8’s Daybreak will expand by two hours, airing from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 24-Hour News 8 at Noon will expand by 30 minutes to 1 p.m. 24-Hour News 8’s early newscast will expand by 30 minutes to 7 p.m. and WISH-TV’s late newscast will expand one additional hour, from 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

As announced earlier, the weekday news line-up is:

•24-Hour News 8’s Daybreak 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

•24-Hour News 8 at Noon 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

•24-Hour News 8 at 5PM 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

•24-Hour News 8 at 6PM 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

•24-Hour News 8 at 10PM 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

•24-Hour News 8 at 11PM 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Source: WISH-TV

December 22, 2014

News Release

BURBANK, Calif. & RICHMOND, Va. – The CW Network has signed a new long-term affiliation agreement with Media General, Inc. (NYSE:MEG) for its station WISH-TV in Indianapolis, effective January 1, 2015. The announcement was made today by Chris Brooks, Senior Vice President, Network Distribution, The CW, and Vincent L. Sadusky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Media General.

“Today’s announcement marks a new era for WISH-TV”

Beginning January 1, Indianapolis-area viewers will be able to watch The CW’s Golden Globe-nominated comedy JANE THE VIRGIN, the runaway hit series THE FLASH, which recently scored the largest premiere audience CW history, as well at the network’s other hit primetime series, including ARROW, SUPERNATURAL, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES over the air on WISH-TV, channel 8. The CW was previously carried in Indianapolis on Tribune Broadcasting’s WTTV-TV, which recently reached an affiliation agreement with CBS Television Network set to begin January 1.

“We're thrilled to expand our current relationship with Media General to now serve the Indianapolis market,” said Brooks. “WISH-TV has such a rich, storied history here in Indianapolis and strong connection with their audience, and we’re so happy to welcome them to The CW family.”

“Today’s announcement marks a new era for WISH-TV,” said Sadusky. “CW programming draws a younger demographic, which is a new audience for that station. Through this agreement, we also have the flexibility to significantly enhance our award-winning local news coverage and unique local programming on WISH-TV.”

About The CW Network:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. Delivering a total of 20 hours of programming a week, The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW programs one hour on weekday afternoons, and a five-hour Saturday morning educational and informational block. A leader in digital and social media, The CW's shows are also available to stream on cwtv.com and on its popular mobile and tablet app, and the network also recently launched a digital-only studio, CW Seed. For more information, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

About Media General:

Media General, Inc. is one of the nation's largest multimedia companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with the industry's leading digital media business. We offer consumers and advertisers premium quality entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. Our robust portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 23% of U.S. TV households and 43% of the U.S. Internet audience.

Media General has the industry's largest and most diverse digital media business with a growing portfolio that includes LIN Digital, LIN Mobile, HYFN, Dedicated Media, Federated Media and BiteSizeTV. We deliver integrated digital marketing solutions utilizing our comScore Top 15 Video and Top 25 Display market share, as well as the latest in content marketing, video, display and mobile advertising solutions, social intelligence and reporting across all screens. With unmatched local-to-national reach, Media General is a one-stop-shop for agencies and brands that want to effectively and efficiently reach their target audiences on all screens.

Media General trades on the NYSE under the symbol “MEG”. For more information, visit www.mediageneral.com.

Source: Media General

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