In most areas DirecTV, will not offer METV. In most markets METV is a sub-channel, and DirecTV does not carry sub-channels. However there are exceptions to the the rule. In the Buffalo NY market, WBBZ carries METV on their main channel, and because WBBZ is a full power station, they are carried on DirecTV. If you go to TitanTV
and put in you zip and pick a service provider, like broadcast channels, that should show you your local channels and their affiliations, if METV is on the main channel then go to DIRECTV - #1 Satellite TV - Beats Cable TV w/ More HD & Sports
and see if that channel is part of their package offer to you. If METV is a sub-channel in your area, it won't be available on DirecTV.
I don't think it is offered on most systems, but there may be exceptions if a Class A station uses it as their main broadcast affiliation signal. DirecTv wouldn't even carry the mandatory "Must Carry" channels they are required to have if it was not mandated by the FCC. It is not in their profit portfolio to carry channels that really don't produce much or any revenue for them, which the local channels don't provide.
If it is available off air in your area, why not put up an antenna to receive it for free? Why pay for something you can get for free? I have DirecTV too, but do not pay for the locals because I get more locals than they offer using an antenna.
The question could be answered much easier if the OP shared their zip code. As stated previously, MeTV is usually on a sub-channel but not everywhere. In the NYC area, MeTV is on channel 43 but it's not full time. There is also the option of purchasing the OTA tuner module along with an OTA antenna. Again don't drop everything and do this until you check your zip code with TVFool.com or check back here.
I'm in Eastern PA close to Allentown. MeTV is advertised on billboards on the highway! I get it on Fios. I am not sure but it seems to be affiliated with with DTV station that is a major local station.
It would be nice to know where the OP is from, that we could determine if MeTV is on the main channel or not. I thought a while back when I posted on the subchannel thread, that MeTV was being removed from DirecTV & Dish Network in the Milwaukee Wisconsin market, because Weigel Broadcasting moved WMLW's programming to the full power signal & made it 720p HD, while moving MeTV to the Class A station that used to be WMLW, & also put MeTV as a subchannel to WDJT 58.3. Since the WMLW & WBME call letters were swapped around, both stations are carried on satellite in that market. It's just that WMLW went from a Class A & subchannel to WDJT 58.3 to a full market signal & HD, while MeTV (WBME) went from being on a full market signal to a Class A & subchannel to WDJT 58.3. MeTV Milwaukee on WDJT 58.3 might move to 58.2 once Tribune fully takes over WITI, & moves This TV over to that station (most likely 6.3).
I have directv and watched metv on channel 23 in chicago. picture was fine untill a week ago when i turned it on and one side of screen is distorted and wavy. can still watch it but its annoying after awhile. can anyone figure this out for us.grandchildren love svengoolie. All my other channels are perfect.
DirecTV carried metv for like 2 weeks and then dropped it. That really sucks because there are great programs on it and we don't like having to switch to regular antenna to watch one channel without use of the dvr
No they do not!! When I called I specifically asked if Direct carried METV and the rep told me yes. I asked again and she assured me Direct carried METV. They switched me from UVERSE to Direct and guess what? NO METV!! I contacted them and their response was complete indifference. I filed a complaint with the BBB and wanted them to pull the transcript from my phone call. The AT&T rep said they don't keep them. Yeah, sure. Very disappointed with Direct. If you want METV get a $20 HD antenna and connect it to the back of your TV and get it from your local affiliate.
I have just got direct tv and lost metv. Cable had it but the price went so high so i went to direct tv. There are not any retro channels like metv. I tried buying a tv antenna and hooking it up to a tv with no other hookups and the antenna didnt get even one channel let alone metv. It is 10.2 so how do i get that? It was the kind of antennas like from the 70s but i hooked it to the tv. Nothing comes in. Does the ones on tv work?