(unofficially abbreviated MyTV
, and sometimes incorrectly referred to as "My Network") is a television broadcast syndication
service in the United States
, owned by the Fox Entertainment Group
, a division of News Corporation
. Under its former status as a television network
, it was the lowest-rated of the then-six major US English-language commercial broadcast networks.
MyNetworkTV is a sister company to the Fox
network, but operates separately. Roger Ailes
oversees the service as chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group
MyNetworkTV began operations on September 5, 2006 with an initial affiliate lineup covering about 96 percent of the country,, CNNMoney.com
, September 20, 2006 most of which were former WB
On September 28, 2009, following disappointment with the network's results, MyNetworkTV dropped its status of a television network and transitioned to become a syndication programming service, reminiscent of the Universal Action Pack
and Warner Bros.
' Prime Time Entertainment Network
., Broadcasting & Cable
, February 9, 2009, Hollywood Reporter
, February 9, 2009, USA Today
, February 9, 2009, TV Week
, February 9, 2009
MyNetworkTV arose from the announcement of the CW Television Network
, which essentially merged the WB
. As a result of several deals earlier in the decade, Fox......