Quest
TypeDigital multicast television network
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide via OTA digital television
AffiliatesList of affiliates
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
Programming
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerTegna Inc.
Key people
  • Brian Weiss (President / General Manager)
  • John Ford (Head of Programming)
  • Ned Simon (Head of Production and Network Operations)[1]
History
FoundedNovember 7, 2017; 6 years ago (2017-11-07)
LaunchedJanuary 29, 2018; 6 years ago (2018-01-29)
FounderLonnie Cooper
Links
Websitewww.questtv.com Edit this at Wikidata

Quest is an American digital multicast television network 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.

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.

History

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]

Programming

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

Former programming

Affiliates

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 TelevisaUnivision USA 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]

Stations are listed in alphabetical order by city of license.

List of Quest affiliates[8]
City of license/Market Station Channel Primary affiliation
Huntsville, AL WZDX-DT5 54.5 Fox
Mobile, AL WPMI-DT2 15.2 NBC
Montgomery, AL WDSF-LD 19.1
MesaPhoenix, AZ KPNX-DT4 12.4 NBC
Tucson, AZ KMSB-DT4 11.4 Fox
Little Rock, AR KTHV-DT4 11.4 CBS
Bakersfield, CA KUVI-DT 45.1
OntarioLos Angeles, CA KFTR-DT5 46.5 UniMás
Sacramento, CA KXTV-DT5 10.5 ABC
San Diego, CA KFMB-DT5 8.5 CBS
Palo AltoSan Francisco, CA KTLN-DT5 68.5 Heroes & Icons
Denver, CO KUSA-DT5 9.5 NBC
Washington, DC WUSA-DT3 9.3 CBS
WaterburyHartfordNew Haven, CT WCCT-DT4 20.4 The CW
HollywoodMiami, FL WAMI-DT5 69.5 UniMás
Orange ParkJacksonville, FL WJXX-DT3 25.3 ABC
Orlando, FL WVEN-DT5 43.5 UniMás
TampaSt. Petersburg, FL WTSP-DT4 10.4 CBS
West Palm Beach, FL WFLX-DT6 29.6 Fox
Atlanta, GA WXIA-DT4 11.4 NBC
Boise, ID KTVB-DT4 7.4 NBC
AuroraChicago, IL WXFT-DT3 60.3 UniMás
Moline, IL WQAD-DT5 8.5 ABC
Rockford, IL WREX-DT6 13.6 NBC
ElkhartSouth Bend, IN WSJV-DT5 28.5 Heroes & Icons
Fort Wayne, IN WFWC-CD8 45.8 Cozi TV
Indianapolis, IN WTHR-DT5 13.5 NBC
Des Moines, IA KCWI-DT4 23.4 The CW
Cedar Rapids, IA KGAN-DT3 2.3 CBS
Louisville, KY WHAS-DT3 11.3 ABC
Lexington, KY WTVQ-DT6 36.6 ABC
Lafayette, LA KXKW-LD5 32.5 Newsnet
SlidellNew Orleans, LA WUPL-DT2 54.2 MyNetworkTV
Shreveport, LA KSHV-DT4 45.4 MyNetworkTV
Monroe, LA KMCT-DT6 39.6 Religious independent
Bangor, ME WLBZ-DT3 2.3 NBC
Portland, ME WCSH-DT4 6.4 NBC
Grand Rapids, MI WZZM-DT4 13.4 ABC
Saginaw, MI WFFC-LD3 17.3 Novelisima
Detroit, MI WADL-DT3 38.3 MyNetworkTV
Duluth, MN KDLH-DT6 3.6 The CW
MinneapolisSt. Paul, MN KARE-DT4 11.4 NBC
Rochester, MN KXLT-DT5 47.5 Fox
Kansas City, MO KCTV-DT4 5.4 CBS
Springfield, MO KYTV-DT6 3.6 NBC
St. Louis, MO KSDK-DT4 5.4 NBC
Las Vegas, NV KGNG-LD5 15.5 HSN
Reno, NV KOLO-DT5 8.5 ABC
AlbuquerqueSanta Fe, NM KLUZ-DT2 14.2 Univision
Newton, NJNew York, NY WMBC-DT2 63.2 Independent
Buffalo, NY WGRZ-DT4 2.4 NBC
Charlotte, NC WCNC-DT4 36.4 NBC
Fayetteville, NC WUVC-DT6 40.6 Univision
GreensboroWinston-SalemHigh Point, NC WFMY-DT4 2.4 CBS
Willmington, NC WWAY-DT4 3.4 ABC
Bismarck, ND KFYR-DT5 5.5 NBC
Dickinson, ND KQCD-DT5 7.5 NBC
Fargo, ND KRDK-DT9 4.9 Cozi TV
Minot, ND KMOT-DT5 10.5 NBC
Cincinnati, OH WBQC-LD12 25.12 Telemundo
Cleveland, OH WKYC-DT4 3.4 NBC
Columbus, OH WBNS-DT5 10.5 CBS
Toledo, OH WTOL-DT4 11.4 CBS
Oklahoma City, OK KOCO-DT7 5.7 ABC
Tulsa, OK KGEB-DT5 53.5 GEB America
Klamath Falls, OR KOTI-DT3 2.3 NBC
Medford KOBI-DT3 5.3 NBC
Portland, OR KGW-DT4 8.4 NBC
Philadelphia, PA WFPA-CD3 28.3 UniMás
GreensburgPittsburgh, PA WPCB-DT4 40.4 Cornerstone Television
Columbia, SC WLTX-DT4 19.4 CBS
Greenville, SC WGGS-DT6 16.6 Religious independent
Myrtle BeachFlorence, SC WMBF-DT6 32.6 NBC
Chattanooga, TN WDEF-DT5 12.5 CBS
Knoxville, TN WBIR-DT4 10.4 NBC
Memphis, TN WATN-DT4 24.4 ABC
Nashville, TN WUXP-DT2 30.2 MyNetworkTV
Amarillo, TX KAUO-LD7 15.7 The Country Network
Austin, TX KVUE-DT4 24.4 ABC
BryanCollege Station, TX KAGS-LD3 23.3 NBC
ConroeHouston, TX KTBU 55.1
DallasFort Worth, TX WFAA-DT4 8.4 ABC
El Paso, TX KTFN-DT3 65.3 UniMás
OdessaMidland, TX KWES-DT4 9.4 NBC
San Angelo, TX KIDY-DT6 6.6 Fox
San Antonio, TX KENS-DT4 5.4 CBS
TempleWaco, TX KCEN-DT3 6.3 NBC
WolfforthLubbock, TX KLCW-DT4 22.4 The CW
Burlington, VTPlattsburgh, NY WVNY-DT4 22.4 ABC
HamptonNorfolkVirginia Beach, VA WVEC-DT4 13.4 ABC
SeattleTacoma, WA KING-DT3 5.3 NBC
Spokane, WA KSKN-DT3 22.3 The CW
Fond du LacMilwaukee, WI WIWN-DT3 68.3 Cozi TV
Green BayAppleton, WI WBAY-DT7 2.7 ABC
MadisonMiddleton, WI WZCK-LD4 8.4 Cozi TV
WausauRhinelander, WI WSAW-DT5 7.5 CBS

References

  1. ^ "Our Leadership Team". Quest. Tegna Inc./Cooper Media. July 6, 2016. 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. ^ Hayes, Dade (May 6, 2019). "Tegna Acquires Multicast Networks Quest And Justice Network In $91M Deal".
  7. ^ "All Shows". Quest. Tegna Inc./Cooper Media. July 14, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2022.
  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.