Press Release: Me-TV announces affiliation agreements with Newport Television
Chicago, Illinois – On Monday, July 30, KTVX in Salt Lake City and KOKI in Tulsa launched the Me-TV Network. Another Newport Television station in Syracuse will launch Me-TV on WSYR on September 10, 2012.
Salt Lake City’s Me-TV channel can be seen over the air on channel 4.2 as well as on Comcast channel 104. Tulsa’s Me-TV channel can be seen over-the-air on channel 23.2 as well as on Comcast channel 302, Charter channel 292 and Wave Broadband channel 60. Syracuse’s Me-TV channel will be seen over the air on channel 9.2 as well as on Time Warner Cable channel 890 and FiOS channel 470. The Me-TV Network now clears more than 82% of the country, serving more than 129 affiliates.
“Our group is truly excited to partner with Weigel Broadcasting in the Salt Lake City, Tulsa and Syracuse markets tointroduce the classic network to fans of all ages,” said Ken Reiner, VP Programming, Newport Television. “It’s a fun walk down memory lane for many of us…as the names and faces come alive again as extended family.”
"Me-TV’s focused classic TV programming and brand value are paying dividends for affiliates across the country, they find Me-TV an easy sell both locally and nationally. Newport Television has been a valued partner in our network distribution from our earliest days, and affiliating three additional markets at this time says great things about our partnership and the network," stated Neal Sabin, President of Content and Networks for Weigel Broadcasting Co.
Me-TV features a wide range of programming which audiences and advertisers find comfortable and engaging. Me-TV’s library includes almost 100 series from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, CBS Television Distribution, NBCUniversal Television as well as many independent series owners and producers. Me-TV’s line-up include some of the most beloved television programs ever produced, including: M*A*S*H, The Brady Bunch, The Beverly Hillbillies, Perry Mason, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gunsmoke, That Girl, I Love Lucy, and Hawaii Five-O series.
Me-TV, memorable entertainment television, launched nationally in December 2010, is owned and operated by Me-TV National Limited Partnership and distributed by MGM Television. Click here for additional information about the network, current show list and complete program schedule.
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Note: This announcement directly affects me, since I am in KTVX 2.2's broadcast area. While I am glad to get Me-TV, KTVX 2.2 dropped The Cool TV for Me-TV. I'm conflicted...