WXIX, FOX19 NOW, has added the ION Network to its digital channel lineup. Vice President and General Manger, Debbie Bush, made the announcement today. ION’s programming will air on WXIX’s digital subchannel 19.4. It’s the first time the network’s programming has been available over-the-air in the Cincinnati market. ION broadcasts some of television’s most popular off-network programming like, CSI, Law and Order: SVU, Criminal Minds and Blue Bloods, as well as first-run programs such as Private Eyes starring Jason Priestly.
According to Bush, “At WXIX, we saw a great opportunity to bring ION’s strong programming lineup to Cincinnati viewers. These dramas are among some of the highest-rated programs in prime time, and we know they’ll be popular with Tri-State viewers looking for contemporary, high quality programming on the growing number of digital subchannels.”
Viewers who watch using an antenna will not need to rescan their televisions to receive the new service from WXIX. ION will automatically show up on their broadcast television channel lineup on 19.4.
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