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Old 12-29-2010, 01:58 AM   #106
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http://www.metvnetwork.com/schedule.php?date=01/01/2011

There's the schedule for that day.

I am SO glad MeTV went with the CBS library - so many legacy series. That is probably one of the (if not the) most prestigious libraries there is when it comes to 50s/60s and maybe 70s. I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith, Honeymooners, Dick Van Dyke, Hogan's Heroes, Gunsmoke, Beverly Hillbillies, Get Smart just to name a handful. Sony and 20th had a lot of the great series in the 70s, but CBS still had some good ones in that era (Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley to name a few).
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Me-TV Network and Me-Too Chicago New Year's Stunts:

http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2010/1...n-chicago.html
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:54 PM   #108
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Question....will MeTV be able to share movies and series with THIS (and vice versa) since they are both managed by Weigel/MGM?

Like how MTV Networks and Universal do on cable? Or is it different with broadcast?
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I can't answer your question for certain, but it's been my experience that broadcast doesn't have to adhere to exclusivity in the same way. For example, in my area both THIS and World Harvest (WHT) are airing The Patty Duke Show and Bat Masterson series.

But I haven't found too much crossover among local Weigel channels, with some exceptions. One channel once aired Coach as a one-shot, half-hour filler when time was open before a sporting event, and that series had always been on a different Weigel station.
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MeTV has started airing promos for a Green Hornet marathon that will air on January 15th.
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But I haven't found too much crossover among local Weigel channels, with some exceptions. One channel once aired Coach as a one-shot, half-hour filler when time was open before a sporting event, and that series had always been on a different Weigel station.

Here in Milwaukee, up until about September, they were regularily airing Cheers on channels 41, 49 and 58 (all Weigel owned), mostly in the middle of the night.
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Seeing how Weigel/MGM got THIS in a lot of markets through a group deal with Tribune, I am hoping perhaps they will try to get group deals for MeTV. Perhaps they could do something with companies like Media General, Raycom, Post-Newsweek, Gannett, etc. I think their bigger problem is going to be getting in BIG markets because O&O's, who usually own most of the channels in big markets, don't usually carry subchannels other than their own. It would have gone great with the Tribune channels in the bigger markets alongside THIS, but since they have launched Antenna TV that won't happen.

At least they are being careful about who they affiliate with and not getting in with crummy channels that may not run things well. Hopefully we hear affiliation news by the end of the month.
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Just as a reminder, Chicago's "The U Too" (26.2) channel launches on January 5th. Here's their launch schedule again to see what's airing when. http://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/...5&postcount=67

Also, the U Too will be airing DePaul basketball games as part of their schedule. Here's a schedule of the games airing on the U Too: http://www.wciu.com/theutoo.php
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MeTV has started airing promos for a Green Hornet marathon that will air on January 15th.
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http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2011/0...hanges-me.html
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Me-TV officially announces MGM will be handling distribution of the network. Nothing new to us, though (except the Valentine's Day Love American Style marathon):

MGM TO HANDLE NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF WEIGEL'S ME-TV CLASSIC TV DIGITAL NETWORK


Channel Features Such All-Time Favorites as "Cheers," "M*A*S*H," “The Dick Van Dyke Show," and "The Bob Newhart Show"


CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES January 4, 2011 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Weigel Broadcasting Co. announced today plans for the national launch of Me-TV, a television network offering classic television sitcoms, dramas and classic commercials and targeted for digital broadcast stations, it was announced today by Jim Packer, co-President, MGM Worldwide Television and Norman H. Shapiro, President of Weigel Broadcasting.

MGM and Weigel have also worked together on the successful launch of THIStv, the national broadcast movie service. After only two years, THIStv is distributed in more than 85% of the country and in 40 million cable households. With the launch of Me-TV, MGM and Weigel have established a leadership position of providing quality programming to the broadcast digital spectrum.

Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television) is already a proven commodity on the local level with its daily dose of classic shows. A local version of Me-TV has been successfully airing on Weigel Broadcasting's WWME in Chicago. WWME and WBME, the Weigel station covering the Milwaukee/Racine metro area, have become the first affiliates of Me-TV, which boasts a dynamite classic TV lineup consisting of "Cheers," "M*A*S*H," "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Bob Newhart Show." Me-TV's national distribution will be handled by MGM's domestic television sales force.

"I believe Me-TV will be a perfect complement to THIStv," said Packer of MGM. "With this network launch, we are proud to become the clear leader in the digital broadcast space."

"Me-TV is a terrific companion service to THIStv, or as an option for a station that did not have the opportunity to affiliate with THIStv," added Shapiro of Weigel. "In our markets, we have success airing and selling both Me-TV and THIStv as part of a cluster of viewer and advertiser options. And we are proud, particularly given the present difficult economic times, to be able to provide nationally, on a single channel, some of the best programming ever produced, free for everyone on over-the-air broadcast television.

Commented John Bryan, Executive Vice President, MGM Domestic Television: "Me-TV is a proven concept and has worked for years in Chicago as a ratings hit and an advertising success. We have seen THIStv become a great revenue stream for our affiliates, and we know that Me-TV will do the same. For years, the only growth a station could show was on its existing inventory. In the new age, they can now add channels that local viewers and advertisers seek out."

Me-TV has seen fast growth with audiences who enjoy quality programming. As the network goes national, highlights also include "Laverne & Shirley," "Happy Days," and "Bosom Buddies," which stars a young Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari, as well as the original 'Star Trek" series.

Neal Sabin, executive VP of Weigel Broadcasting, who is directly responsible for Me-TV, said "Me-TV was created to present a wide variety of the iconic series, stars and genres that have defined pop culture and television for decades. Our goal is to present these series with creativity, reverence, and respect for the programs, our viewers and advertisers. We'll have a lot of fun doing so, as we reacquaint the TV generation with the shows they grew up with and introduce them to a new audience searching for comfortable, timeless and memorable entertainment."

The new network is preparing a variety of promotional stunts. To coincide with the new The Green Hornet 3D movie coming to theaters in mid-January, Me-TV is also rolling out the original "Green Hornet" TV series starring Van Williams as The Green Hornet and Bruce Lee as Kato. There’ll be kisses for everyone as Me-TV introduces "Love, American Style" on Valentine's Day. Many more promotional opportunities are planned for the 2011 season. Me-TV will also provide stations with two three-hour blocks of educational and informational programming per week, allowing them to air up to twice the mandated hours of children's educational series.


About Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. and affiliate companies own and operate WCIU-TV/26.1, The U Too/WCIU-TV 26.2, Me-TV/ WCIU-TV 26.3, Me-Too/WCIU-TV 26.4, THIS/WCIU-TV 26.5, WWME-LD 23.1, WMEU-LD 48.1 in Chicago, IL, CBS/WDJT-TV 58.1, WMLW/WDJT-TV 58.2, THIS/WDJT-TV 58.3, Shorewest TV/WDJT-TV 58.4, WMLW-CA 41, WMLW-LD 41.1, Me-TV/WBME-TV 49.1, Telemundo/WBME-TV 49.4, Telemundo/WYTU-LD 63.1, Me-TV/WYTU-LP 63 in Milwaukee, WI, and ABC/WBND-TV 57.1, Me-TV/WBND-T V 57.2, CW/WCWW-TV 25.1, My Michiana/WMYS-TV 69.1, THIS/WCWW-TV 25.2 in South Bend, IN.
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Me-TV to honor Anne Francis:

http://metvnetwork.com/annefrancis.php
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According to their facebook, KCTU-LD in Wichita, KS has added MeTV as of January 7, 2011. Looks like we are slowly making progress for MeTV.

Link: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...d=120877922783
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Great news! I figured we would start hearing at least something this time in January. It's a start. The launch for THIS was similar, and we see how it is now.
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Interesting (maybe odd) news on the MeTV front:
Someone asked KCTU on facebook, "What happened to MeTV?" And then from KCTU's facebook, it said:
"After we signed the contract, and run the trial period, METV came back and wanted to alter the terms of the contract. The changes were not ones KCTU could live with. Negotiaations are ongoing, but at this time, it's not llooking like METV will play here. We are currently looking for alternatives for programming, and will constantly strive to bring superior shows to our viewers."

So, any thoughts about this? Seems sorta odd to me.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/KCTU-TV-43/120877922783 (If you click on KCTU 43 + Others tab, you'll see the post)
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