FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Washington – MHz Networks will end its broadcast and cable distribution of their international news channels in the Washington, D.C. market on March 31, 2018. The move represents a change in television technologies as the company grows into the digital streaming world with MHz Choice and MHz Worldview.

“The broadcast and cable television industries have undergone major changes, and challenges, during the past ten years”, said Frederick Thomas, President of MHz Networks. “Faced with the economics involved in acquiring a new broadcast platform and facility, while also growing a subscription streaming service (MHz Choice) and a national network (MHz Worldview) we had to make a realistic and difficult decision.”

After the spectrum that carried WNVC and WNVT was sold by the owner in the FCC spectrum auction, MHz had to find a new broadcast home for its D.C. channels. “In the last eight months we have tried multiple approaches to keep the international channels alive in D.C.,” says Thomas. “We looked at acquiring another license and to other providers for channel carriage. The former ended in too many moving pieces and the latter proved difficult for the cable systems without a must-carry broadcast partner.” MHz Networks received no compensation for the sale of the broadcast spectrum.

There are, however, options for fans of MHz in the Washington, D.C. area, MHz Choice and MHz Worldview.

MHz Choice is the critically-acclaimed subscription streaming service available in the U.S. and Canada providing viewers with on-demand access to MHz’s expansive library of exclusive dramas, mysteries and comedies. The MHz Choice app is available via Amazon Channels, Roku, iTunes, Android with several other platform launches slated for 2018.

MHz Worldview is the linear TV network available in select markets featuring blocks of international news channels and some of MHz’s entertainment collection. “Refocusing our efforts and resources along with new efficient delivery methods will allow us to extend our reach even farther throughout the U.S.,” said Thomas. MHz Worldview remains available nationwide on DirecTV and many public television stations. It will continue to be carried on Cox Communications in the D.C. area after April 1, 2018.

About MHz Networks
MHz Networks offers U.S. viewers access to a library of the best international television mysteries, dramas, comedies and documentaries subtitled in English on DVD and its digital platform, MHz Choice. MHz Networks’ unique international programming is also available on its national channel, MHz Worldview. MHz Worldview is available nationwide on DirecTV ch. 2183 and on 25+ select public television affiliates.

New MHz Choice customers receive a free 30-Day Trial. For more information or to subscribe, go to mhzchoice.com.


Frequently Asked Questions

What channels are affected?
The following channels will no longer be available on MHz in the Washington, D.C. area as of April 1, 2018:

  • MHz Worldview* (MHz 1)
  • TRT World (MHz 2)
  • CGTN 1 (MHz 3)
  • RT (MHz 4)
  • Africa Today TV (MHz 5)
  • CGTN 2 (MHz 6)
  • France 24 (MHz 7)
  • CNC (MHz 8)
  • Arirang (MHz 9)
  • Telesur (MHz 10)
  • DW-TV (MHz 11)
  • Netviet (MHz 12)

*MHz Worldview will continue to be available in the D.C. area on Cox Cable and DirecTV channel 2183.

How can D.C. area viewers continue to watch MHz mysteries and dramas?
Our entire catalog is available to watch anytime on our streaming service MHz Choice.

Special MHz Choice discount* for D.C. viewers:

For a limited time, we’re offering new D.C. area subscribers an exclusive discount on an MHz Choice subscription: Try it free for 30 days AND get 50% off your first two paid months after your free trial! That's TWO free months!

Use code MHZDC at checkout.

REDEEM CODE 'MHZDC' HERE

* This promotion is limited to new mhzchoice.com subscribers and cannot be used in conjunction with MHz Choice on Amazon Channels (Prime). Offer expires April 15, 2018.