Networks flip in San Antonio


The CW Network has a new home in San Antonio, flipping to Sinclair’s KYMS-TV. The market’s former affiliate, Corridor Television LLP’s KCWX-TV, has picked up the MyNetwork affiliation exited by KYMS.

With the flip timed for the start of the new fall season, the Sinclair station is being rebranded as “The CW 35” from its former “My 35 TV.

In addition to CW fare , including “Gossip Girl,” “America’s Next Top Model,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Smallville,” “Supernatural,” and new primetime shows “Nikita” and “Hellcats,” The CW 35 will also feature weekly syndicated hit shows such as, “Swift Justice with Nancy Grace,” “Access Hollywood,” “TMZ,” “The Office,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

“The CW and Sinclair have enjoyed a long and successful relationship through our eight affiliated stations across the country, and now we’re thrilled to extend our partnership into San Antonio,” said Elizabeth Tumulty, Executive Vice President, Distribution, The CW.  “Through the hard work of general manager John Seabers and his team, The new CW 35 offers viewers a great mix of local programming, top syndicated product and full market distribution and we’re proud to have them as part of The CW family.”

“We are very excited to be partnering with the CW Network which has their hand on the pulse of the young, upwardly mobile viewers. We feel it is the perfect complement to its sister station, FOX San Antonio, for delivering unique programming designed for the broadest-based appeal,” said Seabers, General Manager of both KYMS and duopoly partner KABB-TV (Fox).