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TVS Television Network To Launch As Full Time TVS Cable Network in February

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TVS will launch a general interest cable TV channel utilizing it's 10,000 title sports library, it's 10,000 title classic TV library, and it's 4,000 title movie library. TVS Cable will be offered to cable systems on a barter, with no affiliate fees.

LAUGHLIN, Nev. - eTradeWire -- TVS Television Network, the fourth oldest commercial broadcast network in the USA, will launch a full time general interest basic cable television network in February 2020. The TVS Cable Network will be offered to cable systems on a barter basis with no affiliate fees.

TVS currently operates twelve 24/7 streaming channels under their TVS TV Networks.Com service, which is available on the GinikoUSA.Com OTT platform. TVS also operates 72 TVS AVOD 'Micro Channels' on the Daily Motion platform. All TVS programming is free to view and advertising supported.

TVS Television Network was founded in 1960 and was a top independent broadcast TV network in the USA through the mid 1980's. TVS offered sports, music, and entertainment programming on barter to TV stations during that period of time. TVS is best known for providing national TV coverage of college basketball, NASL Soccer, WFL Football, IWA Wrestling, Championship Boxing, and many other national sports. TVS also distributed the highly acclaimed Portraits of Power TV show in association with the New York Times. It was hosted by Henry Fonda.

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TVS Television Network's cable channel  will mark the return of cable programming pioneer Tom Ficara to the cable network landscape. Ficara began programming to cable systems in 1972 and in 1976 provided the first live national ad supported cablecast, a WHL Hockey game between the Birmingham Bulls and the Edmonton Oilers.  Ficara acquired TVS in 1990 and has expanded it from broadcast syndication to cable, IPTV, home video, OTT, and Mobile platforms.

The TVS Television Network will provide a variety of classic and new programming on the channel when it launches. Classic Sports, Classic Movies, and Classic TV programming will be joined by new music, sports, and entertainment programming. The channel will target  the 35+ audience.

TVS AD Sales.Com, headed by cable advertising icon Jerry Wolff, will provide advertising, marketing, and merchandising functions for TVS Cable Network. TVS Ad Sales.Com is located in Miami and New York.

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TVS Cable Network will be offered to cable systems on a barter basis, with no affiliate fees. The channel will be the tent pole offering to cable systems by TVS in what is planned as a roll out of seven additional special interest channels that will restore the variety of channel subjects once enjoyed by cable systems. All TVS channels will be offered on a barter basis and with no affiliate fees.

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