| ION Television
|| August 31, 1998 (as PAX TV)
July 1, 2005 (as i)
January 29, 2007 (as ION Television)
|| R. Brandon Burgess
|| Ion Media Networks
| Notable Series
| Former Names
|| PAX TV (1998-2005)
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ION Television is a United States broadcast and cable network. Prior to September 25, 2005, the network was known as PAX TV, then as i: Independent Television until January 29, 2007.
Originally ION, as was the case with PAX and i, was a network devoted to family oriented programming but beginning with the 2008-2009 season they began programming general interest syndicated programming. In Fall 2009 they began broadcasting first run foreign series and on April 18, 2010 ION Television began to broadcast their first original program The Emeril Lagasse Show. However, PAX and i had some successful original series before such as Doc and Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye. They do not allow their owned-and-operated stations to run syndicated programming and instead run infomercials and religious programming during the time slots not reserved for network programming (stations not owned by the network, but which merely affiliate with ION however, have more freedom in their scheduling, pre-empting some of ION's schedule to air more local and syndicated programming). In the past, this has resulted in the stations which carry ION running infomercials the majority of the time. They also run programs from qubo, which also airs the same programs on NBC and Telemundo.
Most programming is syndicated repeats
- Children's Programming (qubo on ION Television)
Current Primetime Schedule
Current Non-Primetime Schedule
Afternoon and Evening