Guardian Enterprise Group Inc. will launch its new, nationwide multicast digital broadcast network called .2 Network (pronounced “dot two”) on Feb. 3 and has signed a licensing deal with Sony Pictures Television for more than 300
Dubbed “Network-in-a-Box,” .2Network is the first to provide local station
affiliates with a uniform, national network platform, affording stations a
24/7 option to simply plug and play the network onto their current
available and unused digital multicast channel positions and receive back
immediate nontraditional revenue in the form of revenue sharing. Among the Sony titles acquired by .2Network are films such as ThePink Panther, Stuart Little 3, Marie Antoinette, RV, Stranger Than Fiction, MonsterHouse, and Surf’s Up. .2Network will be offering digital broadcast premieres for many of these titles.