11 Facts About The WB


However, this plan was scaled back dramatically, as the WB launched with only one night of primetime programming; and by September 1995, the network added only one additional night, along with a three -hour Saturday morning, one-hour weekday morning and two-hour weekday afternoon children's block.

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Additionally, WB affiliates introduced their station ID where the WB letters being projected on the Warner Bros.

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The WB was programming six days and 13 hours per week at this time.

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The main reason for this primarily lies in certain areas where former WB affiliates became MyNetworkTV affiliates, thus leaving the WB's last two weeks of programming unavailable in the markets whose WB affiliates switched to MyNetworkTV.

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The closure of the WB website ended, after more than eighteen years, the usage of the brand name "the WB".

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The WB acquired the U S rights to the Japanese animated series from TV Tokyo earlier that year ; the series ultimately became a widespread pop culture phenomenon with the added exposure on the network.

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At the time of its shutdown, the WB ran only two hours of primetime network programming on Monday through Fridays and five hours on Sundays, compared to the three Monday through Saturday and four Sunday primetime hours offered by the Big Three networks .

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Unlike the other major networks, the WB distributed its programming in markets that did not have enough commercial television stations to support a standalone WB affiliate to cable-only outlets: the superstation feed of WGN-TV carried the network's programming from January 1995 to October 1999 to make the WB available primarily to areas where it did not yet have a full-time affiliate.

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The WB 100+ offered its own master schedule with programs available on the syndication market that were acquired by the WB airing outside of network programming hours; the addition of local advertisements and newscasts were at the discretion of the local distributor.

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The WB was available in Canada on cable and satellite providers through affiliates that are located within proximity to the Canada–US border, and through two affiliates owned by Tribune Broadcasting that are classified in that country as superstations, as well as the superstation feed of Chicago affiliate WGN-TV.

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Many WB affiliates used another form of standardized branding: the network's Lakeland, Florida, affiliate acquired the WWWB call letters and branded on-air as "the WB 32" .

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