Sept. 25, 2012
-- Punch TV Network will be available on channel 33 over WHPR Television, which is ranked by Nielsen as the 11th market in the US with 1,842,650 TV Homes.
Launched in October 2011, IC Places' Punch Television Network began airing its new season of programs on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Approximately 70% of this programming will be original. Detroit residents will soon be able to access new detective shows such as Port City PD and Second District. The Hollywood Fast Lane and Luisa will link Detroit viewers more closely with the world of Hollywood. The dramatic series, Eros, will bring true stories of fairy-tale love. The Punch TV original, Filbert's Big Bash will enchant the children of Detroit through its family of lovable dinosaurs. The gangsters in Get Thee Behind Me will intrigue. Many, many more new shows will be available when IC Places' Punch Television Network begins airing in Detroit on WHPR in the coming weeks.
On August 11th 2012, IC Places announced it had completed the purchase of Punch TV Network giving the company a broadcast TV network available in 50 million households. This network is growing rapidly every month. In August 2012, the network expanded into New York and Houston TX adding 14 million households. Punch TV Network has a roster of original programing which includes 36 new dramas, comedies, variety shows, talk shows, children's shows, and inspirational entertainment.
Through multiple long term partnerships, clips and full episodes of the company's shows are available to more than 300 million people a month outside the traditional set top box. This exposure serves as both a profit center and marketing component promoting the TV Network, its line up and the company's new media specific programming across multiple platforms.