CBS affiliate WJHL-TV in Johnson City, Tennessee announces that it is affiliating its DT2 subchannel with ABC effective February 1, taking the Tri-Cities' ABC affiliation from WKPT-TV.
The service, which features archived content (including stand-up comedy specials, and episodes of series such as Saturday Night Live and Monty Python's Flying Circus) as well as original series, is initially available for $3.99 per month (the site soft-launched on December 3, 2015 with a one-month, web-only beta trial offered to prospective subscribers).
The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Houston Texans in an AFC Wild Card playoff game.
ESPN's coverage of the game is simulcast on sister broadcast network ABC, making it the first National Football League game to air on the latter network since Super Bowl XL in 2006.
The following is a list of events affecting American television in 2016.
Events listed include television show debuts, finales, and cancellations; channel launches, closures, and rebrandings; stations changing or adding their network affiliations; and information about controversies and carriage disputes.
Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards co-host the local telecast of the Rose Parade on CW affiliate KTLA/Los Angeles for the final time.
The duo announced in September 2015 that they were relinquishing their hosting duties for the annual event, an assignment that dated back to 1982.
Full episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson return to American television, airing nightly on Antenna TV, the result of an agreement between the Tribune Broadcasting-owned multicast network and Carson Productions.
The airings, billed simply as Johnny Carson (as NBC has ownership of The Tonight Show brand) consist of episodes taped in Burbank between 19 (90-minute episodes made from 1980 and earlier air on weekends, while 60-minute broadcasts made from 1980 onward air weeknights at p.m. This date's re-airing of the January 1, 1982 episode, which featured Eddie Murphy and Mc Lean Stevenson as guests, marks the first time the Carson-era Tonight Show has aired on television (outside of a compiled clip series) since his retirement in May 1992.
WSVI, the ABC affiliate serving the United States Virgin Islands, ends its affiliation with the network due to technical issues and joins Ion Television.
Lilly Broadcasting, owners of WSEE-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania which already serves as the default CBS affiliate in the Virgin Islands, is commissioned to provide a replacement ABC affiliate for cable viewers, and promptly imports WENY-TV in Elmira, New York.