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Sat, Dec 5, 2020 10:00 AM

LightTV shutdown/replacement on January 15, 2021

LightTV will be shutting down and replaced by TheGrio.TV on January 15, 2021. Not sure how this will affect any retransmission agreements between Comcast and local broadcasters.

https://www.nexttv.com/news/byron-allen-to-launch-thegriotv-network-during-martin-luther-king-jr-weekend

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andyross

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6 m ago

LightTV was carried by many Fox-owned stations. They have already dropped it from broadcast. Here in Chicago, WFLD is showing a channel logo for antenna users. For Comcast, you just get a text note saying "The station previously available on this cable channel has ceased operations."

 

My guess is that the new replacment may show up as an IP channel, similar to the other Byron Allen-owned networks with the ".TV" name.

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