Me-TV announces new shows on fall schedule
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Me-TV announces new shows on fall schedule including
NBCUniversal series ‘Kojak,’ ‘The Rockford Files,’ & ‘Columbo’
9/20/11 – Chicago, Illinois – Me-TV adds classic programming from NBCUniversal Television Distribution to the fall schedule and network library, joining acquisitions from Twentieth Television, CBS Television Distribution, and independent producers and distributors.
Me-TV continues to define classic television with key acquisitions from the NBCUniversal library including three iconic detective series: ‘The Rockford Files,’ ‘Kojak’ and ‘Columbo.’ In addition, Me-TV viewers will find ‘Leave it to Beaver,’ ‘Dragnet,’ ‘Adam 12,’ ‘Boris Karloff's Thriller,’ ‘The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,’ ‘Wagon Train,’ (both the original 60 minute and 90 minute versions) enhancing the Me-TV schedule over the course of the next few years. Also to air on the network will be 1970's favorite ‘Emergency’ as well as Raymond Burr's other series, ‘Ironside.’
"Our goal has always been to present the most diverse and complete schedule of memorable entertainment to our affiliates, advertisers, and of course audience. Adding programming of this caliber from NBCUniversal furthers our goal and is a response to requests and suggestions from many of our affiliates, as well as hundreds of viewer email requests," stated Neal Sabin, President of Content and Networks for Weigel Broadcasting Co.
Many of these NBCUniversal series will begin airing on Me-TV as early as Monday, September 26, 2011 when the network’s fall schedule launches, while others will premiere over the next several years, helping to insure a long-term variety on the Me-TV schedule. Additional fall premieres include the original ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Batman’ series. In addition, favorites ‘Daniel Boone’ and ‘The Rifleman’ have been acquired through the Peter Rodgers Organization and the original ‘Laurel & Hardy’ shorts and features have been acquired through RHI Entertainment Distribution; both titles will premiere this fall on Me-TV.
These series all join the iconic ‘M*A*S*H,’ ‘Cheers,’ ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and many other shows that truly define classic TV.
Click here for the complete fall network schedule.
The network has reached affiliation agreements in more than 60% of U.S. markets on both digital sub-channel and primary channel affiliations. Me-TV, memorable entertainment television, launched nationally in December 2010, is owned and operated by Weigel Broadcasting Co. and distributed by MGM Television. Click here for additional information about the network, current show list and promo videos.
Press Release from Me-TV to Cache Free TV, 9/20/2011
NBC Universal use to supply programming for the Retro Television Network until contract negotiations fell through last June. It'll be good to see some of those shows back on the air again.
I currently have no MeTV affiliate, but I've been thinking...
Channel 5 KSL (NBC) will be losing NBC US as a subchannel when their contract is up. They'll need a subchannel.
KCSG (St George, UT) is Utah's MeTV affiliate. They've been looking to get into the Salt lake market on someone's subchannel.
KSL and KCSG already have a news sharing arrangement.
Add it all up... and it make sense.
KSL has also talked about adding Mobile DTV, so don't get your hopes up.
Comments are my own and not that of the FCC (my employer) or anyone else.
"Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand..."
- Rush "Witch Hunt"
Trip, why u crush my dreams?!!!?
KSL has also talked about adding Mobile DTV
, so don't get your hopes up.
MDTV is nice, but cell companies are not going to let their users watch TV for free, so it won't make it into enough -if any- cell phones to reach critical mass (the point where customers start demanding it, "I WANT MY MDTV" ).
And it will just be a simulcast of KSL 5 anyway.
Last edited by MrPogi; 09-22-2011 at 06:48 PM.