Some of the most popular "extended basic" channels on cable TV are Nickelodeon, HGTV, and channels like TBS and TNT. ION Media Networks was decided to fill this void in broadcast television by offering similar, if not better programming for free. If you like watching cooking shows or home shows on HGTV, you might find better options on ION like "the Emeril Lagasse show", or "DesignU". If your kids like watching cartoons on Nick, they might find better options on Qubo like "Jane and the Dragon", or "Barbar". If you like watching 2nd run shows or movies on TNT, or TBS, you should consider shows available on ION like "The Ghost Whisperer", or movies like "The Godfather".
Thank you ION for giving us a free alternative to cable tv!