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post #31 of 151 (permalink) Old 2010-11-25, 03:21 PM
 
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Me-TV Ready To Launch

Me-TV expands from WWME Chicago to nationwide starting Dec. 8th. From the promo video on www.metvnetwork.com they'll show Cheers, Happy Days, and the Little Rascals et al. So another Retro TV type station.

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Me-TV Press Release

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November 23, 2010 – Weigel Broadcasting Co. announces the national launch of a classic TV network, Me-TV, beginning Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television) becomes a 24/7 program service for broadcasters searching for quality programming that audiences and advertisers find comfortable and engaging.

Me-TV’s library includes series from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution and CBS Television Distribution as well as independent series owners and producers. Some of the comedies on Me-TV include: M*A*S*H, Cheers, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Love Lucy and The Bob Newhart Show. Dramas on the network include: Perry Mason, The Untouchables, The Big Valley, the original Star Trek and the original Hawaii Five-O series.

In total, the Me-TV Network will premiere with approximately 50 series under long-term license agreements. This allows for the type of seasonal and thematic program stunts which have defined Me-TV in Chicago for more than seven years as the destination for true, classic television presented with respect for the programs and viewers. Weigel Broadcasting Co., in partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio Inc. (MGM), created the THIStv Network two years ago. It has since become the premiere general market diginet service, broadcast in more than 85% of the country.

“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 the Network. 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 for American television, free for everyone on over-the-air broadcast television. We believe that Me-TV is something that many American families and family members around the country, old and young alike, will embrace,” stated Norman H. Shapiro, President of Weigel Broadcasting Co.

“Our passion for classic television runs deep, and so does our commitment to program Me-TV with a complete focus on TV classics. Other services have abandoned the franchise in various ways. We intend to stay focused and serve the audience that loves these shows,” added Neal Sabin, Executive Vice President of Weigel Broadcasting Co. Me-TV will 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. The core series will be ‘Green Screen Adventures,’ Weigel Broadcasting Co.’s national award-winning production emphasizing writing, literacy and creative thinking skills. Affiliated stations will receive a playbook on how they may involve their stations in ‘Green Screen Adventures’ productions. Me-TV will be delivered via satellite and controlled by a “station-in-a-box,” which makes operation easy, reliable and cost-effective.
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Hmmmm. Sounds good. So it'll be another sub-channel to ThisTV? Or will other affiliates/broadcasters offer it?!

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post #34 of 151 (permalink) Old 2010-12-12, 11:59 PM
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Antenna TV: January 1, 2011

Finally an announcement from Antenna TV:
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Launching 1/1/11!

A new digital multicast network dedicated to your favorite hit movies and TV shows.
Start the New Year with a marathon of The Three Stooges, followed by a full day of Benny Hill.
http://www.antennatv.tv/

Seattle's KZJO "JoeTV" will be carrying it:

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Jase88, call your local TV stations and see if they will get Antenna TV. I was going to call my stations, then I read KGMC C43 will show it on 43.5.

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No one's been watching Antenna TV? The other places have been raving about it. I've watched it and was impressed. No informercials.

You might want to shoot for WJW 8.2 Cleveland. I read it can be seen in Leamington ON.
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Hopefully one of the Buffalo stations will opt to carry it sooner or later as a sub-channel. I like RTV and i'm sure i would enjoy Antenna tv as well.
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Looks like (for now) the closest station to carry it to Southern Ontario is FOX8 (RF 8 VHF) in Cleveland--which is tropo-only for me. Maybe during the next tropo event I'll be able to check it out...

Has anyone across Lake Erie caught this yet? (London, Leamington, etc)

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artthe1 - "No one's been watching Antenna TV? The other places have been raving about it. I've watched it and was impressed. No informercials".

What little I have seen, Antenna TV is a great addition to OTA, good SD video quality and decent 80's flicks with Bruce Willis and Val Kilmar. The picture is sharper than similar programs shown on KVOS at much higher bitrates. Surprisingly good movies scheduled the first week.

Regarding CoolTV, I received an email from one of the co-founders in late September, stating they hoped to have CoolTV carried on a Seattle OTA sub channel within a few months.
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Antenna TV coming to Detroit on Oct.01/11 (WADL 38.2)
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Cool "Bounce" TV Network

Bounce TV is a proposed United States television network scheduled to launch on Digital terrestrial television stations on September 26, 2011.[1] Promoted as "the first 24/7 digital multicast broadcast network created exclusively for African Americans," Bounce TV will feature programming geared toward blacks in the 25-54 age range.

http://bouncetv.com/
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Like the BET network for cable users?
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So essentially hip-hop music videos?
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Initially when I heard of this channel I did think of Ignition by R. Kelly, however according to wiki, this is what we get

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Bounce TV (its name signifies a network that is "going somewhere with energy")[2] will feature programming gained via acquisition and licensing agreements with such sources as NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Television, Codeblack Entertainment, and Image Entertainment. The planned programming mix will include movies, reruns of TV series, documentaries, specials, inspirational programming, and other original content. Live sporting events will also be featured, including broadcasts of football and basketball games from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (a league that includes several historically black colleges and universities) that will be produced by Urban Sports Entertainment Group.[3]
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I love Universal Sports, but as someone previously pointed out, it looks like much of their content was recorded with a cell phone. I'm not sure more bandwidth would help it.
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