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ION Media Networks Milestones

Since forming in 2006, ION Media Networks has seen significant progress in each of its key business areas:

General Entertainment Television

  • In 2008, the company’s flagship network rebranded as ION Television, a general entertainment destination for Adults 25–54
  • Expanded ION Television’s reach to 260 million Americans in 100 million U.S. households
  • Doubled viewership, climbing from nowhere into the top 15 in U.S. cable ratings in less than 3 years, a growth rate unprecedented in U.S. television history
  • Established broad entertainment network in record time

Special Interest Television

  • ION pioneered the use of DTV technology to bring added choices to specific audiences, becoming the first company to launch two 24/7 DTV channels: Qubo and ION Life
  • Qubo is the only 24/7 over-the-air network for young children in the U.S.
  • ION Life is a 24/7 network focusing on active lifestyles