WGN America to Debut On Cable In Chicago, Four Other Cities

WGN America to Debut On Cable In Chicago, Four Other Cities

Network Begins the Process of Converting to a Cable Network;
WGN America Now Available on Cable in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, DC

WGN America is debuting on cable television systems in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C. starting today, as it begins the process of converting from a superstation to a cable network.  The conversion will further the network’s strategy of delivering compelling original programming to viewers across the country.

Over the past several months, WGN America has been expanding its programming lineup to best serve the interests of its national audience.  This year, WGN America launched its first two high-quality original series, the hit supernatural drama “Salem” and the critically acclaimed “Manhattan.”  Both will return for a second season in 2015.  Additionally, WGN America’s first two unscripted series, “Wrestling with Death” and “Outlaw Country” will premiere early next year on Tuesday, January 13 (10:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00 p.m. CT) and Tuesday, February 24 (10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT), respectively.  Joining these original series in September 2015 will be popular syndicated fare including, “Person of Interest,” “Elementary” and “Blue Bloods.”

WGN America announced plans in 2013 to transition from a superstation to a cable network as it evolves to become a home for original programming.  For questions about where to see WGN America, visit the network’s Channel Finder at WGNAmerica.com.

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WGN America and Tribune Studios
WGN America, the flagship entertainment network of Tribune Media Company, is nationally distributed in 71 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with entertainment programming including the original, scripted series “Salem,” “Manhattan” and “Outsiders,” along with first-run syndicated series, blockbuster movies and live sports.  Through Tribune Studios, the creative development arm of Tribune Media, original content is produced for WGN America and Tribune local stations nationwide. Follow the network on Twitter @wgnamerica.  For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com .

Tribune Media Company
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in approximately 71 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.


Media Contacts:

Rita Cooper Lee
SVP, Communications
WGN America and Tribune Studios

Gary Weitman
SVP, Corporate Relations
Tribune Media Company