.2 Network (pronounced Dot-Two Network) was the name of a planned television network designed for digital television subchannels (hence the ".2") owned by Guardian Enterprise Group. Announced in 2008, the network never ended up going to air due to financial and technical difficulties.
|Type||Planned but unlaunched broadcast television network|
|Owner||Guardian Enterprise Group|
|Richard Schilg, President and Founder|
The channel was originally scheduled for launch on December 8, 2008  however, citing the planned 2009 conclusion of US digital TV transition, the launch of .2 Network was delayed until sometime in Spring 2009. 2 Network executives had announced an intention to delay the launch until the channel could reach at least 30% of US households, a milestone which at that time was predicted not to be reached until October 2009, almost a full year behind the original schedule. Ultimately, this milestone was never reached. The network's website, which from 2008 to 2010 had previews and info of the network, was reduced to a logo and telephone number as of mid-2010. As of 2011, plans for the network were "on hold."
As of April 2013, the .2 website is no longer online, and with Sony announcing the fall 2013 launch of the GetTV network featuring the Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures film library through digital subchannels on Univision and UniMás stations, all of the network's announced film and television rights (detailed below) are now with other digital subchannel networks.
.2 Network had licensing agreements with Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Disney, Hallmark Channel and Screen Media. 2 Network's proposed programming included Gidget, The Flying Nun, and hundreds of blockbuster movies. The .2 network was also to be a source for multiple broadcast premieres, with the prime-time line-up following a movie channel like format. Other programs were to include lifestyle-related, special-interest, and E/I programming, including Animal Rescue and Missing for its affiliated stations.
Since the announcement of .2 Network's plans, similar subchannel networks have launched, using the same programming libraries -- Antenna TV, a digital network from Tribune Broadcasting, has been receiving some of its programming from Sony Pictures since that channel launched on New Year's Day 2011. NBC Universal would also later sell rights of its programming to another similar network, Retro Television Network (RTV), but under their new Comcast ownership, removed their programming from RTV in June 2011, then signed a new agreement with MeTV after that to provide them most of the same programming, and launched their own network with library content, Cozi TV, in January 2013.
|New York City||TBD 2||TBD||TBD|
|Los Angeles||TBD 2||TBD||TBD|
|San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose||TBD 2||TBD||TBD|
|Detroit||WDIV-TV 6||NBC||Post-Newsweek Stations|
|Tampa||WTVT6||Fox||Fox Television Stations|
|Miami - Fort Lauderdale||TBD 2||TBD||TBD|
|Orlando - Daytona Beach||WKMG-TV||CBS||Post-Newsweek Stations|
|Portland, Oregon||KPTV or KPDX1||Fox or MyNetworkTV||Meredith Corporation|
|Kansas City, Missouri||KCTV 4||CBS||Meredith Corporation|
|Columbus, Ohio||W23BZ-D (flagship)5,6||Independent/Bounce TV; Azteca América||Guardian Enterprise Group|
|San Antonio||KSAT-TV||ABC||Post-Newsweek Stations|
|Roanoke - Lynchburg, VA||WDRL-TV||Independent||MNE Broadcasting |
|Lafayette, Louisiana||TBD 2||TBD||TBD|
|Marquette, Michigan||TBD 2||TBD||TBD|
|Alexandria, Louisiana||TBD 2||TBD||TBD|
|Alpena, Michigan||WBKB-TV 3,6||CBS||Stephan Marks|
|Glendive, Montana||KXGN-TV 3,6||CBS||Stephan Marks|
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