Pax Net (pre-launch)
Prior to its launch, the network that would be initially debut as Pax TV, was origianally intended to be named Pax Net.
Ion can be traced to the original channel nine years prior to the renaming, Pax TV, in 1998 by Lowell 'Bud' Paxson, co-founder of the Home Shopping Network and chairman of Paxson Communications. In 2003, the colors of the logo turned white.
i: Independent Television
On June 28, 2005, Paxson announced it would rebrand Pax as i, in order to reflect a new strategy of "providing an independent broadcast platform for producers and syndicators who desire to reach a national audience." After the transition was complete, Pax TV would continue to air programming under its Pax brand on one of its digital channels over the air and in select cable homes. Some media observers jocularly postulated that i was code for "infomercial", due to the amount of paid programing on the schedule.
On January 29, 2007, the network changed its name again, to the current Ion Television. The programming was, for the most part, unchanged at that time.
|ION Media Networks|
| Television stations (carry Ion Television unless otherwise noted)|
KBPX-LP2 | KFPX-TV | KGPX-TV | KKPX-TV | KOPX-TV | KPPX-TV | KPXB-TV | KPXC-TV | KPXD-TV | KPXE-TV | KPXG-TV | KPXL-TV | KPXM-TV | KPXN | KPXO-TV | KPXR-TV | KSPX-TV | KTPX-TV | KUPX-TV | KWPX-TV | WBPX/WDPX/WPXG | WCPX-TV | WEPX-TV | WFPX-TV | WGPX-TV WHPX-TV | WINP-TV | WIPX-TV | WLPX-TV | WNPX-TV | WOPX-TV | WPPX-TV | WPXA-TV | WPXC-TV | WPXD-TV | WPXE-TV | WPXH-TV | WPXJ-TV | WPXK-TV | WPXL-TV | WPXM-TV | WPXN-TV | WPXP-TV | WPXQ-TV | WPXR-TV | WPXU-TV | WPXV-TV | WPXW-TV | WPXX-TV | WQPX-TV | WRPX-TV | WSPX-TV | WTPX-TV | WUPX-TV | WVPX-TV | WWPX-TV | WXPX-TV | WYPX-TV | WZPX-TV