AWE (TV network)

AWE (A Wealth of Entertainment; formerly Wealth TV) is a United States-based lifestyle and entertainment cable network privately held by Herring Networks, Inc. The network operates several domestic and international television feeds. The network's primary production facilities and corporate headquarters are located in San Diego, California. It is on numerous providers including DirecTV,[1] Verizon FiOS, and AT&T.

AWE
AWE Logo (platinum)
LaunchedJune 1, 2004
Owned byHerring Networks
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
SloganA Wealth of Entertainment
Broadcast areaNational
Worldwide
HeadquartersSan Diego, CA
Formerly calledWealth TV (2004–13)
Sister channel(s)One America News Network
Websitewww.awetv.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTVChannel 387 (HD/SD)
Dish NetworkChannel 188
Cable
Available on some cable systemsCheck local listings for channel number
Verizon FiOSChannel 669 (HD)
Channel 169 (SD)
IPTV
AT&T U-verseChannel 1147 (HD)
Channel 147 (SD)
Streaming media
Digital media receiverAmazon Fire TV
Roku

Operation

Wealth TV
Former logo under the name WealthTV; 2004–2013

AWE debuted in 2004. It has received regional Emmys for its production efforts.[2] Its in-house production facilities include two studios, 14 HD editing bays, and a master control operations facility with satellite uplink and downlink capabilities.

AWE network operates a 24/7 channel domestically as well as an international feed with alternate programming in which it owns the worldwide rights. The network also offers its 24/7 feeds and programs on demand through multiple digital media playing devices.[3] AWE is carried domestically on approximately 150 cable systems and telco video providers. Its international feeds are broadcast throughout the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Programming

AWE airs a wide range of lifestyle and entertainment programming, including a significant amount of original content.

Live championship boxing

Anothy Mundine stands over Bronco McKart on July 14th, 2012 during WealthTV's "Fight Night"
Anthony Mundine stands over Bronco McKart on Fight Night, July 14, 2012

In 2011, WealthTV began airing live professional boxing branded under "Wealth TV's Fight Night". In July 2012, the network aired its first live pay-per-view (PPV) event branded "Wealth TV PPV". Wealth TV received multiple recognitions for its boxing efforts in 2012. The Boxing Writers Association of America, BWAA, recognized six fights for 2012 as nominees for best fight of the year, two of which were aired live on Wealth TV.[4] David Price, a heavyweight boxer featured exclusively in the US on Wealth TV in 2012, was recognized by leading boxing authority Dan Rafael of ESPN as the top Prospect of the Year.[5]

In the past, AWE has brought boxing fans many bouts including the matchup of Ricky Burns against Ray Beltran for the world lightweight title (2013);[6] the crowning of American, Terence Crawford, after his defeat of Ricky Burns (2014).[7] In 2017, AWE was the exclusive provider for the historic matchup between legendary British heavyweights David Haye and Tony Bellew.[8]

Controversies

In 2007 and 2008 Wealth TV filed carriage access complaints at the FCC against the iN DEMAND owners, namely Comcast, Time Warner, Bright House, and Cox Communications. As of December 2012, the complaints are on appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of California.[9]

On December 11, 2007, Wealth TV issued a press release accusing a technology blog, Engadget HD, of launching an attack on it just days after Wealth TV engaged in a dispute with Time Warner Cable, partly owned by Engadget's corporate then-parent AOL Time Warner.

References

  1. ^ "Herring's OAN, AWE Channels Gain DirecTV Slots | Multichannel". www.multichannel.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  2. ^ Wealth TV Honored with Six Emmys Archived January 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, Wealth TV press release
  3. ^ "Roku Gets Wealth TV, its First Live TV Channel". PCMAG. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  4. ^ "Wealth TV Makes Major Strides in Boxing". Boxing News. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  5. ^ "Prospect of the Year: David Price". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Boxing the victim of outrageous judging as Ricky Burns gets 'home' draw against Raymundo Beltran". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
  7. ^ "Ricky Burns beaten by Terence Crawford in WBO title defence". BBC Sport. March 2, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  8. ^ Domin, Martin (2017-03-06). "David Haye's purse revealed after defeat by Tony Bellew". mirror. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
  9. ^ FCC Orders Hearings on NFL Network, Bright House, Wealth TV Complaints

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