KTXH launched the Movies! network this morning on 20.2. There has been a teaser graphic advertising the network's launch for days.
The network is a joint venture between Fox Television, who owns KTXH and Fox 26 KRIV, and Weigel Broadcasting broadcasting out of Chicago. According to Wikipedia, Weigel has an interest for now in This TV and Me-TV which also show old TV/movies on .2 channels around the country.
Movies! first broadcast was the 1975 western Take a Hard Ride.
In Texas, the channel airs on Fox-owned stations:
Austin, TX KTBC-TV 7.2
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX KDFI-TV 27.2
KTXH's .3 channel is MundoFox, Fox's Spanish language network.
This is a good sign since neither Houston Fox owned station, channel 20 or 26, have had sub-channels. At least KTXH now has some, so here's hoping for something on KRIV in the future.
- List of all Houston digital TV sub channels
- Free TV in Houston