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Quest (American TV network)

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Quest is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by Tegna Inc. The network specializes in travel, historical, science, and adventure-focused documentary and reality series aimed at adults between the ages of 25 and 54.

Quest
TypeDigital multicast television network
Country
AvailabilityNationwide via OTA digital television
FoundedNovember 7, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-11-07)
by Lonnie Cooper
SloganLet's Explore
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
ParentTegna Inc.
Key people
  • Brian Weiss
  • (President/General Manager)
  • John Ford
  • (Head of Programming)
  • Ned Simon
  • (Head of Production and Network Operations)[1]
Launch date
January 29, 2018; 22 months ago (2018-01-29)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
AffiliatesList of affiliates
Official website
www.questtv.com Edit this at Wikidata

The network, which broadcasts in 480i standard definition, is available in several large and mid-sized markets via digital subchannel affiliations with broadcast television stations. Stations have the option of placing their Quest-affiliated subchannels on cable television providers serving their market (via existing carriage agreements for local broadcast stations) to provide additional local coverage.

HistoryEdit

The formation of Quest was announced on November 7, 2017, as a partnership between Cooper Media (a company formed at that same time to serve as the owner of Quest and its sister network, Justice Network) and Tegna Inc. The network was given an expected launch date of January 2018. Tegna tapped several of its 46 owned or operated television stations to serve as the network's charter affiliates, in exchange for maintaining a minority ownership stake in the network.[2][3][4][5]

The network was officially launched on January 29, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time with an episode ("Air Ambush") of the 2006–08 History series Dogfights as the network's inaugural program.

In May 2019, it was announced that Tegna would be acquiring both the Justice Network and Quest.[6]

ProgrammingEdit

Quest's program schedule[7] consists of a mix of programs that originally aired on the Discovery, History, Smithsonian, and truTV cable networks, as well as program which premiered in 3D (aired on Quest in traditional 2D) from the now-defunct DirecTV channel 3net:

AffiliatesEdit

As of December 2018, Quest has affiliation agreements with television stations in 67 media markets (including 24 of the top 30) encompassing 35 states, covering 60.81% of all households with at least one television set in the United States.[8]

When its launch was announced, the network reached a charter affiliation agreement with network co-partner Tegna, which initially planned to debut the network on 22 of its television stations. On December 20, 2017, the network signed a multi-station agreement with Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Communications to carry its programming on five of its Univision and UniMás owned-and-operated television stations as well as one station affiliated with Justice Network.[9][10]

List of affiliatesEdit

City of license/Market Station Virtual
channel
[8]
Physical
channel
Primary
affiliation
(on main channel)
Owner
(Management Company)
Date of affiliation Notes†

AlabamaEdit

Montgomery WDSF-LD 19.1 19 MyNetworkTV HC2 Holdings

ArkansasEdit

Little Rock KTHV 11.4 12 CBS Tegna January 29, 2018
Paragould, AR (Memphis, TN) KPMF-LD 26.1 24 MyNetworkTV HC2 Holdings

ArizonaEdit

Mesa (Phoenix) KPNX 12.4 12 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018
Tucson KMSB 11.4 25 Fox Tegna
(Gray Television)

CaliforniaEdit

Bakersfield KUVI-DT 45.2 26 Justice Network Univision Communications January 29, 2018
Ontario (Los Angeles) KFTR-DT 46.5 29 UniMás (O&O)
Sacramento KXTV 10.4 10 ABC Tegna

ColoradoEdit

Denver KUSA 9.5 9 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

FloridaEdit

Hollywood (Miami) WAMI-DT 69.5 24 UniMás (O&O) Univision Communications January 29, 2018
Orange Park (Jacksonville) WJXX 25.3 10 ABC Tegna
Tampa/St. Petersburg WTSP 10.4 10 CBS

GeorgiaEdit

Atlanta WXIA-TV 11.4 10 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

IdahoEdit

Boise KTVB 7.4 7 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

IllinoisEdit

Aurora (Chicago) WXFT 60.3 44 UniMás (O&O) Univision Communications

IndianaEdit

Elkhart (South Bend) WSJV 28.5 28 Heroes & Icons Quincy Media May 1, 2019
Indianapolis WSDI-LD 30.1 30 Quest DTV America

IowaEdit

Des Moines KCWI-TV 23.4 23 The CW Nexstar Media Group February 2018

KentuckyEdit

Louisville WHAS-TV 11.3 11 ABC Tegna January 29, 2018
Lexington WTVQ-DT 36.6 40 Morris Multimedia early 2018[when?]

LouisianaEdit

Slidell/New Orleans WUPL 54.2 24 MyNetworkTV Tegna January 29, 2018 Quest will replace a standard-definition simulcast of WUPL's main feed
Shreveport KSHV-TV 45.4 16 Nexstar Media Group February 2018
Monroe KMCT-TV 39.6 22 Religious WGGS-TV October 2018

MaineEdit

Portland WCSH 6.4 44 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

MichiganEdit

Grand Rapids WZZM 13.4 13 ABC Tegna January 29, 2018
Detroit WUDL-LD 19.1 19 None DTV America March 1, 2018
Detroit WADL 38.3 39 WADL Adell Broadcasting

MinnesotaEdit

Minneapolis/St. Paul KARE 11.4 11 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

MissouriEdit

St. Louis KSDK 5.4 35 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

NevadaEdit

Las Vegas KGNG-LD 15.5 KGNG King Kong Broadcasting Replaced St. Rose Channel

New MexicoEdit

Albuquerque/Santa Fe KLUZ-TV 14.2 22 Univision Univision Communications
(Entravision Communications)
January 29, 2018

New JerseyEdit

Newton (New York City) WMBC-TV 63.2 18 Independent Mountain Broadcasting Corporation September 2018

New YorkEdit

Buffalo WGRZ 2.4 33 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

North CarolinaEdit

Charlotte WCNC-TV 36.4 22 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018
Fayetteville WUVC-DT 40.6 22 Univision Univision Communications February 3, 2018
Greensboro/
Winston-Salem/High Point
WFMY-TV 2.4 51 CBS Tegna January 29, 2018

OhioEdit

Cincinnati WBQC-LD 20.3 47 Movies! / Cozi TV Block Communications January 23, 2018[11] Replaced WOTH-CD 20.3 Buzzr channel
Cleveland WKYC 3.4 17 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018
Columbus WBNS-TV 10.5 21 CBS Tegna November 15, 2019

OregonEdit

Portland KGW 8.4 8 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

PennsylvaniaEdit

Philadelphia WFPA-CD 28.3 35 UniMás (O&O) Univision Communications January 29, 2018

South CarolinaEdit

Columbia WLTX 19.4 15 CBS Tegna January 29, 2018
Greenville WGGS 16.6 16 Religious Independent Carolina Christian Broadcasting -

TennesseeEdit

Knoxville WBIR-TV 10.4 10 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018

TexasEdit

Amarillo KAUO-LD 15.7 14 The Country Network DTV America March 1, 2018
Austin KVUE 24.4 33 ABC Tegna January 29, 2018
Dallas/Fort Worth WFAA 8.4 8
El Paso KTFN 65.3 20 UniMás Entravision Communications August 2018
Houston KHOU 11.4 11 CBS Tegna January 29, 2018
San Antonio KENS 5.4 29
Wolfforth/Lubbock KLCW-TV 22.4 23 The CW Woods Communications Corporation
(Ramar Communications)

VermontEdit

Burlington (Plattsburgh, New York) WVNY 22.4 13 ABC Mission Broadcasting
(Nexstar Media Group)
February 2018

VirginiaEdit

Hampton/Norfolk/
Virginia Beach
WVEC 13.4 13 ABC Tegna January 29, 2018

WashingtonEdit

Seattle KING-TV 5.3 48 NBC Tegna January 29, 2018
Spokane KSKN 22.3 36 The CW

WisconsinEdit

Fond du Lac/Milwaukee WIWN 68.3 5 OnTV4U CNZ Communications January 29, 2018
Madison/Middleton WZCK-LD 8.4 COZI-TV HC2 Holdings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Leadership Team". Quest. Tegna Inc./Cooper Media. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "TEGNA, Cooper Media to Launch Quest, a New Multicast Adventure and Exploration Network" (Press release). Tegna Inc. November 7, 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2018 – via Business Wire.
  3. ^ Jon Lafayette (November 7, 2017). "Tegna Launching Quest, New Multicast Net, With Cooper". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Dade Hayes (November 7, 2017). "Tegna And Cooper Media Plan Adventure-Themed Multicast Network Quest". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Mark K. Miller (November 7, 2017). "Tegna, Cooper Media to Launch Quest Diginet". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheck Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  6. ^ https://deadline.com/2019/05/tegna-acquires-multicast-networks-quest-and-justice-network-in-91m-deal-1202607880/
  7. ^ "All Shows". Quest. Tegna Inc./Cooper Media. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Stations for Network - Quest". RabbitEars. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  9. ^ Jon Lafayette (December 20, 2017). "Univision Stations to Carry New Quest Diginet". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  10. ^ Richard Middleton (December 21, 2017). "Univision helps Cooper with Quest". C21Media. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  11. ^ "Goodbye". January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.

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