New movie channel comes to Triangle TV

Posted March 30, 2009
Updated March 31, 2009

— FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV) announced the launch of a new, free, over-the-air movie channel Monday.

"THIS" can be found on Ch. 50.3 and on Time Warner digital cable Ch. 252. It will feature movies from the libraries of MGM, United Artists, Orion Pictures, Polygram, Cannon and Samuel Goldwyn Films.

THIS will be available to viewers in 23 counties across central North Carolina.

"We're excited and thrilled with our new partnership with Capitol Broadcasting and THIS,” said David Chavez, Director of SE Division of MGM Television. “They have been at the forefront of the digital television revolution, and they are a perfect fit for our network. The Raleigh-Durham TV viewers are really in for a treat!"

WRAZ-TV  is a subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., owner of WRAL-TV and other media, sports and real estate properties.


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  • kbo80 Mar 31, 2009

    This does not benefit everyone so, what is the good news. 20 couties out of 100 and they are probably the larger ones. And not available to subscribers of Dish or Direct.

  • lakelover Mar 31, 2009

    I am getting this in Virginia and it is great. I really enjoyed it last night.

  • baconricky Mar 30, 2009

    @anastasia: CBC does not own or operate DirecTV. If they are like TWC or Dish, there are channels like TCM (turner classic movies) and the like that will have the same content.

  • Just the facts mam Mar 30, 2009

    When does this start? Since I only use over-the-air, this is good news for me (I get enough weather channels already).

  • fenderbassplayer1980 Mar 30, 2009

    So what counties will this be in? Why not all 100?

  • m0nky Mar 30, 2009

    robertslaw: something tells me that if you can post comments to this story that you can access wral's weather section of their website...

  • robertslaw Mar 30, 2009

    So what will happen to the WRAL weather channel?

  • anastasia Mar 30, 2009

    So what about we Directv viewers?