Until October 3, 2011, when KDMI rejoined the service, Des Moines was the largest television market without a MyNetworkTV affiliate – either over-the-air or on cable (CBS affiliate KCCI took over the MyNetworkTV affiliation from KDMI in December 2014, carrying it as a primary affiliation on its third digital subchannel). As of October 4, 2020, eighteen media markets remain that lack their own in-market over-the-air MyNetworkTV affiliate, with eleven media markets served by out-of-market affiliates through cable and satellite services. Fox Corporation retained MyNetworkTV after the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company was completed on March 20, 2019. [52][53] One day later on March 7, Raycom Media announced that its WB and UPN stations (including WUAB/Cleveland, Ohio, KFVE/Honolulu, Hawaii and WBXH-CA/Baton Rouge, Louisiana) would also become charter affiliates of MyNetworkTV.[54]. San Francisco affiliate KRON-TV (which has maintained a news department since it launched as an NBC affiliate in 1949) and Philadelphia affiliate WPHL-TV (which produces a morning newscast, while its 10:00 pm newscast is produced by ABC O&O WPVI-TV) are currently the only stations aligned with the service that produce their own local news programming, giving MyNetworkTV the fewest news-producing stations among the six major broadcast networks (in comparison, The CW has nine news-producing stations within its portfolio). Despite concerns about UPN's future that came up after Fox purchased the Chris-Craft stations, UPN signed three-year affiliation renewals with the network's Fox-owned affiliates in 2003. Sold in bankruptcy to Daystar and switched to that network in July 2009. While "My [channel #]" is the conventional branding style for MyNetworkTV's stations, some stations use the network's logo style with different names, such as WSTR-TV (which formerly branded as 'My 64", but revived its former brand "Star 64" in 2009). MyNetworkTV does not display an on-screen logo bug in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, although its affiliates are inclined to display their own logo bug during the service's program lineup if they choose to incorporate it. What streaming services have MyNetworkTV? That agreement's pending expiration, along with those involving other broadcasting companies, in 2006 as well as persistent financial losses for both it and The WB gave CBS Corporation (the parent company of UPN) and Time Warner (parent of The WB) the rare opportunity to merge their respective struggling networks into The CW.[9][11]. Nevertheless, because MyNetworkTV was announced after the formation of The CW and therefore got most of the "leftover" stations shut out by The CW, there are still availability issues in some markets. Fox had acquired WWOR and KCOP after purchasing most of the television holdings of UPN's founding partner Chris-Craft Industries,[10] while WPWR was purchased by the company in 2003 from Newsweb Corporation. 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Under the ownership structure of Fox Corporation, the service is incorporated as a subsidiary company known as MyNetworkTV, Inc.[3], On September 28, 2009, following disappointment with the network's results, MyNetworkTV dropped its status as a television network and transitioned into a programming service, similar to Ion Television, relying mainly on repeats of recent broadcast and cable series. Fox had acquired WWOR and KCOP after purchasing most of the television holdings of UPN's founding partner Chris-Craft Industries,[9] while WPWR was purchased by the company in 2003 from Newsweb Corporation. All rights reserved. Nevertheless, because MyNetworkTV was announced after the formation of The CW and therefore got most of the "leftover" stations shut out by The CW, there are still availability issues in some markets. [26][27] The first episode of WWE SmackDown pulled in the largest audience in MyNetworkTV history with 3.2 million viewers, and for the first time, put the network in fifth place for the night – ahead of The CW – and was the top-rated program that night in the male 18-34 and 18-49 demographics.[28]. Two former affiliates (both of which now operate as independent stations) also did not use any MyNetworkTV branding on-air: KAUT-TV in Oklahoma City initially branded as "OK43" at the network's launch before, rebranding as "Freedom 43 TV" (intended to appeal towards the market's military population) in 2011, while former Boston affiliate WBIN-TV in Derry, New Hampshire rebranded by its call letters when it adopted them in 2011 (although it branded as either "My TV New England" or simply "My TV" prior to 2011).