WGN America

Network Profile

  • WGN America, the national flagship of Tribune Broadcasting Co., is available coast-to-coast in more than 73 million homes—and growing.
  • Available through all major multiple system operators, including Brighthouse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Insight, Mediacom and Time Warner, as well as national satellite coverage with DirecTV and DISH, and telco providers AT&T and Verizon
  • Easy to find in a cluttered cable environment: Three-quarters of viewers receive WGN America in premium-channel positions of 1 through 24.

(Source: Nielsen, 2009)

Integrated Media Opportunities

Web site:www.wgnamerica.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/WGN-America/99390657956
Twitter: twitter.com/wgnamerica

Contact

WGN America
220 East 42nd St.
Suite 400
New York, N.Y. 10017
New York: 212-210-5903
Chicago: 773-883-3392
Los Angeles: 323-460-3861

WGN America, the national flagship of Tribune Broadcasting Co., is the destination network for top-rated off-network and cable hits. As a general entertainment network WGN America, which is available in HD, has enhanced programming to emphasize comedy in prime time and late night, and has assembled a lineup of proven performers to optimize viewer engagement and ensure powerhouse demographic delivery with an unduplicated audience.

WGN America, available nationally in more than 73 million homes, is the 21st century destination for award-winning programming. Beginning in September, WGN America adds "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Entourage," "How I Met Your Mother," "Monk," "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "The Unit" to its lineup of "Bones," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Scrubs" and "South Park," as well as an extensive movie library. In 2011, "30 Rock" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" will also join WGN America.

WGN America's schedule rounds out with live professional sporting events (all available in HD), including nearly 100 Major League Baseball games (featuring the Chicago Cubs and White Sox) showcasing all 30 MLB teams, NBA games (featuring the Chicago Bulls) and "WWE Superstars," an action- packed weekly program featuring first-run, original matches exclusive to WGN America.

WGN America's programming approach offers advertisers and viewers a broad demographic appeal by daypart, program and genre. It offers customized marketing platforms and co-branded sponsorship opportunities that can also live on other Tribune multimedia properties.



HIGHLIGHTS

COMEDY

This fall, WGN America is the destination network for TV's top-rated comedies with the addition of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Entourage," "How I Met Your Mother," "Monk" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine." Returning comedies include "America's Funniest Home Videos," "Becker," "Cheers," "Newhart," "Scrubs" and "South Park." In 2011, WGN America invests in more powerhouse programming, as "30 Rock" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" join the schedule.


DRAMA

WGN America's lineup also features critically acclaimed dramas, including: "Bones," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "The Unit" (new for fall 2010).


FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING

WGN America is home to America's favorite family-friendly programming, including: "Barney Miller," "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Bewitched," "The Cosby Show" and "I Dream of Jeannie."


SPORTS

WGN America features some of the most exciting live sports franchises, all available in HD, including:

  • Major League Baseball: WGN America telecasts nearly 100 games (featuring the Chicago Cubs and White Sox) showcasing all 30 MLB teams, delivering an unduplicated national audience and broadcasting more total games than any other national television network.
  • NBA Basketball: WGN America runs 15 live NBA games (featuring the six-time World Champion Chicago Bulls) with all games in prime time.
  • "WWE Superstars": The biggest superstars from "ECW," "Raw" and "SmackDown" are on "WWE Superstars"—an action-packed weekly program featuring first-run, original matches exclusive to WGN America.