App Expands COMET TV’s Footprint for Audiences Everywhere and at
BALTIMORE & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#comettv–Sinclair Television Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair
Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (“Sinclair”), and
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”), partners in COMET TV, a science fiction
broadcast network, jointly announced that COMET TV will be available on
Apple TV and Roku through a newly downloadable COMET TV App, beginning
today. COMET TV will continue its broadcast offerings to customers in
over 100 markets as well as online at www.COMETtv.com
COMET TV’s app will include live playback of the network’s broadcast
feed with an integrated program schedule along with information on the
The expanded distribution allows COMET TV to reach more science fiction
fans and entertain them with the network’s vast programming library
including feature films such as: The Crow, Gattaca and Labyrinth.
Television series include: “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Mystery Science
Theater 3000,” and returning in April, “Stargate: SG-1.” Currently
airing for the entirety of March is a selection of March Movie Badness
movies, 36 classic science fiction and genre films airing as an
alternative to college basketball programming elsewhere.
Apple TV Generation 4 and Roku 3 & 4 series equipment can be used to
download the free COMET TV apps. Availability on additional digital
platforms will be announced later this year.
COMET TV, a partnership between Sinclair and MGM, is the first-ever 24/7
science fiction digital broadcast network and features more than 1,500
hours of premium MGM content. Currently the network is carried in over
100 markets, reaching over 80 million homes. In addition, COMET TV is
available online and for free at www.COMETtv.com.
COMET TV offers popular favorites, cult classics and undiscovered gems
on a daily programming schedule. The network is also the exclusive
broadcast home of the “Stargate” Franchise.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI)
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television
broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or
provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting
508 channels and has affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair
is one of the leading local news providers in the country, as well as a
producer of live sports content. Sinclair’s content is delivered over
multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program
distributors, and digital platforms.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is a leading entertainment company focused on the
production and global distribution of film and television content across
all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of
premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in
numerous television channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
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