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Sinclair to launch science fiction network on Halloween

Sinclair to launch science fiction network on Halloween

Sinclair Broadcast Group will launch Comet, a broadcast science fiction channel, on stations reaching more than 65 million homes, or about 60 percent of the national market, on Oct. 31.

The Hunt Valley-based television stations owner and operator said it is partnering with Los Angeles-based Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios on the new network, which it says is the first to offer 24-hours-a-day, seven-day-a-week science fiction programming over the air.

The network will be owned by Sinclair, and MGM will handle some operations, including programming. In addition to Sinclair-owned stations, Comet will launch on a number of stations owned by Titan Television Broadcast Group and Tribune...

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