“Dish Nation,” a half-hour entertainment news program from Twentieth Television, has been sold to the Fox Television Stations, pushing sales for the show to 55% of the U.S.
The sale was announced by Paul Franklin, EVP & General Manager of Broadcast Sales for Twentieth Television, and Frank Cicha, SVP of Programming for Fox Television Stations.
The show, based on radio programs, is set to launch in September, and has also been sold to Tribune, Lin, Local TV and Cox stations.
The announcement notes: “This summer’s successful six-week preview on select Fox Television Stations featured top market radio teams including New York’s ‘The Big Show with Scott & Todd’ on WPLJ (Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill); Atlanta’s ‘Rickey Smiley Morning Show,’ heard locally on Atlanta’s WHTA and syndicated in over 60 markets nationwide, hosted by Rickey Smiley and featuring Ebony Steele, Gary T, and HeadKrack; and Detroit’s ‘Blaine & Allyson’ on WDVD, hosted by Blaine Fowler and Allyson Martinek. In advance of the September premiere, additional radio teams from major markets will also be announced.”