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Twist
TypeDigital multicast television network
Country
AvailabilityNationwide via OTA digital television
FoundedFebruary 24, 2021; 18 months ago (2021-02-24)
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
ParentTegna Inc.
(sale to Standard General pending[1])
Key people
  • Brian Weiss
  • (President/General Manager)
Launch date
April 5, 2021; 17 months ago (2021-04-05)
Picture format
480i (SDTV); presented in 16:9 widescreen or 4:3 letterbox depending on affiliate
AffiliatesList of affiliates
Official website
watchtwist.com

Twist is an American digital multicast television network owned by Tegna Inc. Launched on April 5, 2021, the network specializes in factual lifestyle and reality television content aimed at females between the ages of 25 and 54, sourcing its programs from the archives of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, with its name coming from the common reality show "twist" in an overall narrative.[2] The network is available in many media markets via the digital subchannels of over-the-air television stations, and on select cable and Internet Protocol television providers in certain markets through local affiliates of the network.

History

Twist was announced on February 24, 2021. The network was given an expected launch date of April 2021. 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.

Programming

Twist's lineup of programming includes:[3]

Affiliates

Twist is mostly affiliated with Tegna, HC2/DTV America and Univision/UniMás owned and operated stations around the country.

City of license / Market Station Channel

TV (RF)

Primary affiliation
New York, NY WXTV-DT 41.3 (26) Univision (O&O)
Los Angeles, CA KMEX-DT 34.6 (34)
Chicago, IL WGBO-DT 66.6 (35)
Philadelphia, PA WFPA-CD 28.4 (35) UniMás (O&O)
Pittsburgh, PA WOSC-CD 61.5 (26) Decades
Dallas–Fort Worth, TX KMPX 8.9 (30) Estrella TV
Houston, Texas KTBU 11.4 (33) Quest (O&O)
San Francisco, CA KFSF-DT 66.6 (34) UniMás (O&O)
Atlanta, GA WXIA-TV 11.2 (25) NBC
Boston, MA WUNI 66.5 (27) Univision
Washington, D.C. WUSA 9.4 (9) CBS
Sacramento, CA KXTV 10.5 (10) ABC
Detroit, MI WADL-HD 38.8 (27) MyNetworkTV
Seattle, WA KING-TV 5.4 (25) NBC
Bakersfield, CA KUVI-DT 45.1 (26) Twist
Phoenix, AZ KPNX 12.5 (18) NBC
Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL WTSP 10.2 (10) CBS
Minneapolis, MN KARE 11.7 (31) NBC (soon)
Miami, FL WLTV-DT 23.5 (23) Univision (O&O)
Denver, CO KUSA 9.7 (31) NBC
Cleveland, OH WKYC-HD 3.5 (19)
St. Louis, MO KSDK 5.5 (35)
Portland, OR KGW 8.4 (26)
San Diego, CA KFMB-TV 8.6 (8) CBS (soon)
Indianapolis, IN WISH-TV 8.3 (9) The CW
Charlotte, NC WCNC-TV 36.5 (24) NBC
Kansas City, MO KCWE-TV 29.3 (31) The CW
Hartford, CT WTIC-TV 61.5 (34) Fox
Salt Lake City, UT KUTH-DT 32.6 (32) Univision (O&O)
Baltimore, MD WQAW-LD 69.5 (20) Azteca América
San Antonio, TX KENS 5.6 (29) CBS
Nashville, TN WKUW-LD 40.3 (28) Buzzr
Las Vegas, NV KINC 15.3 (16) Univision
K36NE-D 43.3 (36) 3ABN
Columbus, OH WBNS-TV 10.7 (21) CBS
Milwaukee/Green Bay, WI WIWN 68.9 (5) Cozi TV
Norfolk, VA WVEC 13.5 (11) ABC
Grand Rapids, MI WZZM 13.5 (13)
Austin, TX KVUE 24.6 (33)
Louisville, KY WHAS-TV 11.5 (11)
Memphis, TN WATN-TV 24.4 (24)
Greensboro, NC WFMY-TV 2.6 (35) CBS
Jacksonville, FL WJXX 25.5 (10) ABC
Buffalo, NY WGRZ 2.5 (33) NBC
New Orleans, LA WWL-TV 4.4 (27) CBS Tegna O&O
Scranton, PA WYOU 22.3 (12) CBS
Destin, FL WFBD 48.3 (29) TCT
Albuquerque, NM KLUZ-TV 14.6 (14) Univision (O&O)
Fresno, CA KFTV-DT 21.7 (21)
Tulsa, OK KZLL-LD 39.2 (24) NTD America
KUTU-CD 25.3 (17) Univision (soon)
Little Rock, AR KTHV 11.6 (12) CBS
Knoxville, TN WBIR-TV 10.5 (10) NBC
Portland, ME WCSH 6.5 (31)
Huntsville, AL WZDX-TV 54.7 (18) Fox (soon)
Tucson, AZ KMSB-TV 11.6 (25) Fox (soon)
Madison, WI WZCK-LD 8.6 (24) Cozi TV
Baton Rouge, LA KTFN 65.5 (20) UniMas
Des Moines, IA WOI-DT 5.5 (5) ABC
Columbia, SC WLTX 19.5 (15) CBS
Toledo, OH WTOL 11.7 (11) CBS (soon)
Springfield, MO KFKY-LD 20.4 (25) Azteca América
Spokane, WA KREM-TV 2.4 (20) CBS
Omaha, NE KOMK-LD 25.7 (21) Defy TV
Tyler/Longview, TX KYTX 19.4 (15) CBS
Fort Smith, AR KFSM-TV 5.4 (18)
Lexington, KY WTVQ-DT 36.4 (27) ABC
Cedar Rapids, IA KFKZ-LD 35.5 (32) Cozi TV
Baton Rouge, LA K29LR-LD 47.6 (29) Court TV
Fort Wayne, IN WCUH-LD 16.2 (23) Azteca América
Davenport, IA WQAD-TV 8.5 (31) ABC
Fargo, ND KRDK-TV 4.12 (24) Cozi TV
Charleston, SC WBSE-LD 20.2 (27) Azteca América
Bismarck, ND KNDB/KNDM 26.2/24.12 (26)/(24) Heroes & Icons
Charleston, WV WOCW-LD 21.4 (33) Novelisima
Springfield, IL WCQA-LD 16.6 (12) Court TV
Marion, IL WTCT 27.8 (30) TCT
Waco, TX KCEN-TV 6.6 (9) NBC
Wichita, KS KFVT-LD 34.5 (27) Movies!
Fort Wayne, IN WCUH-LD 16.2 (23) Azteca America
Jackson, MS WWJX 23.4 (23) TCT
Augusta, GA WIEF-LD 47.6 (18) Defy TV
Boise, ID KTVB 7.5 (7) NBC
Idaho Falls, WV KPIF 15.11 (15) Grit (TV network)
Duluth, MN KCWV 27.5 (27) TCT (soon)
Grand Junction, CO KLML 20.13 (7) Court TV
Twin Falls, ID KTFT-LD 7.4 (20) NBC
Macon, GA WMAZ-TV 13.5 (13) CBS
Midland/Odessa, TX KWES-TV 9.5 (9) NBC
Amarillo, TX KLKW-LD 22.6 (22) Estrella TV
Lubbock, TX KNKC-LD 29.5 (29)
Bowling Green, KY WCTZ-LD 35.3 (35) Buzzr
Eugene, OR KLSR-TV 34.4 (Soon) Fox
Joplin, MO KRLJ-LD 45.2 (24) Azteca America
Wilmington, NC WQDH-LD 49.6 (18) Azteca America
Topeka, KS K35KX-D 35.5 (35) Azteca America

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References

  1. ^ Miller, Mark K. (February 22, 2022). "Tegna Selling To Standard General For $5.4 Billion". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  2. ^ "Tegna Launches Twist Channel for Women". Cord Cutters News. 2021-04-05. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  3. ^ "All Shows". Twist. Retrieved 2022-04-09.
  4. ^ "List of Twist affiliates". RabbitEars.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)