COMET TV Launches the Best Selection of Science Fiction and Genre Content on Apple TV and Roku
App Expands COMET TV’s Footprint for Audiences Everywhere and at Anytime
BALTIMORE & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sinclair Television Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (“Sinclair”), and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”), partners in COMET TV, a science fiction broadcast network, jointly announced that COMET TV will be available on Apple TV and Roku through a newly downloadable COMET TV App, beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017. COMET TV will continue its broadcast offerings to customers in over 100 markets as well as online at www.COMETtv.com
COMET TV will be available on Apple TV and Roku devices through a newly downloadable COMET TV App. @WatchCOMET
COMET TV’s app will include live playback of the network’s broadcast feed with an integrated program schedule along with information on the current programming.
The expanded distribution allows COMET TV to reach more science fiction fans and entertain them with the network’s vast programming library including feature films such as: The Crow, Gattaca and Labyrinth. Television series include: “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” and returning in April, “Stargate: SG-1.” Currently airing for the entirety of March is a selection of March Movie Badness movies, 36 classic science fiction and genre films airing as an alternative to college basketball programming elsewhere.
Apple TV Generation 4 and Roku 3 & 4 series equipment can be used to download the free COMET TV apps. Availability on additional digital platforms will be announced later this year.
COMET TV, a partnership between Sinclair and MGM, is the first-ever 24/7 science fiction digital broadcast network and features more than 1,500 hours of premium MGM content. Currently the network is carried in over 100 markets, reaching over 80 million homes. In addition, COMET TV is available online and for free at www.COMETtv.com. COMET TV offers popular favorites, cult classics and undiscovered gems on a daily programming schedule. The network is also the exclusive broadcast home of the “Stargate” Franchise.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI)
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 508 channels and has affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is one of the leading local news providers in the country, as well as a producer of live sports content. Sinclair's content is delivered over multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous television channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.