If you’re a fan of vintage and classic television programs there is an excellent free television network that is now available on over the air TV in more than 20 major US metropolitan areas. The network that I’m referring to is the COZI TV network (http://www.cozitv.com) , which is a digital subchannel on NBC TV stations or affiliates.
The COZI TV network was officially launched on January 1, 2013. Here in the Hartford, Connecticut area COZI TV is a digital subchannel of WVIT NBC Channel 30. These digital subchannels are on channels that are available on old-fashioned free, over the air programming. After the mandatory national switchover to digital TV happened a few years ago it became necessary to utilize a converter box in order to watch over the air programming.
After the switchover began these subchannels started cropping up, with many of them providing vintage or retro programming. Now WVIT NBC Channel 30 in the Hartford area shows regular programming on channel 30.1 and COZI TV on channel 30.2.
My favorite television network and the one that I watch most frequently is the Antenna TV network (http://antennatv.tv) which also specializes in airing vintage television programs. COZI TV is now my second favorite television network. A fundamental difference between the COZI TV and Antenna TV networks that I can see is that Antenna TV shows mostly retro comedy programs while COZI TV seems to primarily air vintage TV dramas.
To be honest my television set at home is tuned-in to either Antenna TV or COZI TV almost all of the time. To me, the plot writing that was done for television shows made in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s is far better than the material I see these days. Another case of de-evolution.
The Antenna TV network is a digital subchannel on FOX-TV stations across America.
Among the television programs that are regularly aired on COZI TV are Magnum P.I., The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Charlie’s Angels, The Lone Ranger and Marcus Welby MD.
Some of the other classic programs that are regularly shown on COZI TV include Highway To Heaven, The Virginian, Lassie, The Roy Rogers Show, I Spy, The Name of the Game, Run For Your Life and Mr. and Mrs. North. There are also several other programs that are aired regularly including paid programming.
A wide variety of movies are shown on COZI TV at varying times of the day and night. I really like the way this network airs classic films that are seldom shown on other TV networks. A couple of days ago for example I was watching “The Birds” by Alfred Hitchcock which is one of my favorite movies, on COZI TV.
An interesting feature program shown on COZI TV is called “Talk Stoop”. This show normally consists of the host sitting on the outdoor front steps of an urban apartment building along with a dog and a cup of coffee while interviewing famous and semi-famous celebrities. The guests or interviewees on “Talk Stoop” include movie and television stars, politicians, musicians, trend setters and other notable people.
It’s hard to explain but when I watch the COZI TV network I get sort of a warm and comfortable feeling. I think it could be the way the programs are presented, almost low-key with humorous facts and anecdotes sometimes added before and during programs.
The promotional commercials that COZI TV runs for the various programs aired on the network are quite entertaining. Some feature snippets of the designated show and others spotlight ultra-deicated fans of specific shows. All things considered, the COZI TV network is a pleasant addition to the already great choices available on over the air TV nowadays.
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