WISN-TV to launch classic movie channel

WISN-Channel 12 is bringing a new over-the-air entertainment channel to the Milwaukee viewing area.


On Monday, Aug. 4, “MOVIES! Milwaukee” will launch on channel 12.2, WISN-TV’s over-the-air digital channel. “MOVIES! Milwaukee” is an all-classic movie network with popular films featuring iconic stars.

Among the daily offerings on the channel are primetime movies featuring A-list Hollywood stars such as Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Sean Connery, Marilyn Monroe and Sidney Poitier. The network offers films for many genres, including Saturday night love movies, late-night noir movies and Sunday night mysteries.

The network also features special marathon movie days. On Labor Day, Sept. 1, “MOVIES! Milwaukee” will present “A Fistful of Westerns,” an entire day dedicated to iconic Westerns. Included in the marathon is “Shane,” “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,” and “Once Upon a time in The West.”

“This network is a perfect fit for WISN-TV,” said Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN-TV. “It extends the quality of programming that our viewers have come to expect from us. We searched for the best product out there for our second channel, and we feel we found that with ‘MOVIES! Milwaukee,’ I think viewers will enjoy watching this wonderful collection of classic, iconic movies with big name stars. There really is something for everyone on this channel.”

Some over-the-air viewers will initially have to rescan their television to find the channel. Programming listings and additional information on scanning can be found close to the launch date at www.WISN.com.

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