NEXSTAR’S WQRF FOX 39 TO BRING LOCAL ROCKFORD VIEWERS MORE EXCITING PROGRAMMING WITH LAUNCH OF NEW CHANNEL
Rockford, IL – August 26, 2016 – Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and WQRF, the FOX affiliate serving the Rockford market, introduced a new channel effective today. ESCAPE: the nation’s first broadcast television network for women, will launch on channel 39.3 and reflects Nexstar’s organization-wide commitment to broadcasting excellence for local viewers and advertisers.
Commenting on the launch Kelly Lattimer, Vice President and General Manager of WQRF FOX 39 stated, “WQRF FOX 39 is dedicated to anticipating the evolving needs and serving the interests of our local community. The upcoming launch of ESCAPE reflects our commitment to providing local viewers with additional compelling entertainment choices and community-focused content that is complementary to our station’s existing local news and other exclusive local and network-affiliated programming.”
ESCAPE is the nation’s first over-the-air broadcast television network for women. This fully programed network targets women with a mix of theatrical motion pictures and off net series, 24 hours per day 7 days per week. ESCAPE’S movie lineup includes titles such as Body Heat, Presumed Innocent, Fatal Attraction and Misery and Malice, among others. ESCAPE also features some of the greatest true crime series in television history including Snapped, Unsolved Mysteries, Forensic Files and more. Viewers may visit www.escapetv.com for the full programming schedule.
ESCAPE will be broadcast over-the-air.
Katz Broadcasting owns and operates Escape, Grit and Laff, and Bounce Media, the parent company of Bounce TV.
About Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 104 full power television stations reaching 62 markets, or approximately 18.1% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities.
Pro-forma for the completion of all announced transactions, Nexstar will own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 171 television stations and their related low power and digital multicast signals reaching 100 markets or nearly 39% of all U.S. television households. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.