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ME-TV found a new fan...Me

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Alfer, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Jul 24, 2013 #21 of 154

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    It doesn't look like DirecTV has it in Kansas City. :(
  2. Jul 24, 2013 #22 of 154

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    I'm wondering if some people have the channel but cannot tell, and here's why I say that -

    In my market, if you didn't actually tune in the channel to see the logo during programming you'd never know what the channel is. On the channel guide it's not called MeTV. It's called KAME (as in call letters) - something or other - as a local affiliate type of channel.
  3. Jul 24, 2013 #23 of 154

    pdhenry Now 15% off

    Feb 27, 2005
    It's the only ".2" channel in my local area that's not carried by Comcast. But the corresponding ".1" channel airs about half their content as MeTV (the other half is religious programming).
  4. Jul 24, 2013 #24 of 154

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    There are a few other similar channels. I think a lot of these shows they show are cheap or in the public domain for syndication. So these channels have been popping up as a way to sell advertising without having to pay a lot for content.
  5. Jul 24, 2013 #25 of 154

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

    Nov 9, 2002
    Here in Virginia on FIOS we have Antenna TV. It's on channel 482. They are playing one of my old all time favorite shows, The Burns and Allen Show. This show was a bit before my time, but I remembering discovering it as a kid and thinking I had found a gold mine. I loved the humor. My wife and I are watching a few a week.

    I find it hard to believe that all these shows are in the public domain. Wikipedia reports:

    (It ran through 1958.)

    Seems they are running the entire catalog whether in the public domain or not.

    No matter, I am sure they can be broadcast for real cheap. The copyright holders are probably thrilled to monetize their value anyway they can.
  6. Jul 24, 2013 #26 of 154

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

    Nov 9, 2002
    If you put in your zip code in the search box on the right, it will tell you what channels it is available on in your area. For example:

    You can watch Me-TV Washington, DC on the following stations:
    WJLA (Over the air): 7.2
    Comcast: 204
    Cox: 804
    Verizon: 462
    Antietam Cable TV: 174
  7. Jul 24, 2013 #27 of 154

    n548gxg New Member

    Mar 7, 2003
    East Coast
    In the NYC market, we have ME TV, CoziTV, AntennaTV, Bounce (features programming geared toward blacks and African Americans in the 25-54 age range.) and ThisTV
  8. Jul 24, 2013 #28 of 154

    SueAnn Minion

    Oct 23, 2004
    St Charles,...
    Im embarrassed to say that I've been watching Little House on the Prairie on Me-Too.
  9. Jul 24, 2013 #29 of 154

    Linnemir Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    I'm in NH, and comcast has had ME and This for well over a year (my sense of time is lousy :)) ... Cozi just arrived; it was formerly Retro. My hubby and I LOVE most of the oldies, though Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moor are not faves!

    On the downside, we recently lost WeatherScan, which I loved as it gave the pollen and allergy counts.
  10. Jul 24, 2013 #30 of 154

    Bettamojo5 Rolling Along

    Apr 12, 2004
    In Indianapolis we have ME TV, CoziTV, AntennaTV, Bounce and ThisTV
    I like watching Svengoolie on ME TV on Saturday nights. Reminds me of Sammy Terry who was a local host of Friday and Saturday night horror movies in Indianapolis.
  11. Jul 24, 2013 #31 of 154

    cannonz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    We have all of them in Orlando Me, Antenna, Retro, This, etc. I assumed would be lots of similar channels once digital came out with subs. Surprised to hear these aren't pretty much everywhere now.
  12. Jul 24, 2013 #32 of 154

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

    Mar 29, 2003
    The Odd Couple is my favorite show on ME...I loved the show when I was a kid and I love it even more now! :D:up::up:

    What does it say about the state of TV these days that I would rather watch something on Netflix, Hulu, or 40 year old reruns than just about anything on Network TV? :rolleyes::p
  13. Jul 25, 2013 #33 of 154

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    It may be less than you think.

    Based on my informal timings, ThisTV runs about 9 minutes of commercials per hour. I don't think that the episodes of the Outer Limits that they were showing were cut at all.

    Antenna TV seems to run about 10-11 minutes per hour.
    Me TV appears to be the worst offender at 13-14 minutes per hour.
  14. Jul 26, 2013 #34 of 154

    pdhenry Now 15% off

    Feb 27, 2005
    They can just speed up playback to get that many more ads in. No need to cut content.
  15. Jul 29, 2013 #35 of 154

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I forgot to mention that, but yeah, personally, sped up does not really count as editing (even though you obviously are removing frames). Though you can only speed up a few percent at most (IIRC) before people notice it. Though I'm so used to listening to podcasts at 1.5x and 2x (and watching lots of shows on my other recorder at IIRC 1.5x, maybe 1.25x) that once in a while I have to check if I'm at faster than realtime or not, since I'm so used to it.
  16. Jul 30, 2013 #36 of 154

    Inundated Face For Radio

    Sep 9, 2003
    Northeast Ohio
    Cleveland has:

    MeTV - on the .2 subchannel of WOIO/19 (CBS 19.1). Here in the southern part of the market, we have trouble with WOIO's main signal, but there's a handy digital translator I can pick up just fine. I just moved, and still get it perfectly, and am back with a working OTA receiver.

    Antenna TV - on the .2 subchannel of WJW/8 (Fox 8.1). Had trouble getting it before (high VHF) but I must be in a better spot now.

    This TV - on the .3 subchannel of WBNX/55 (CW 55.1). No trouble getting it in either place.

    No Cozi here. Retro TV is on a pair of weak LPTVers, but I can see it again now due to being in the part of the TWC system that gives it analog cable carriage.

    TWC carries all of the above except for This TV. That network's carriage was tied to the carriage agreement of the previous affiliate (WUAB 43.2, MyNet, owned by the WOIO folks). That station dropped This TV for Bounce, but WBNX apparently doesn't have a carriage agreement that includes This TV, so it's not on TWC...Bounce was added as soon as it took over 43.2.

    Except for Retro TV, as noted above, and the absence of This TV, TWC carries all the remaining local digital subchannels in the high 900s, a back tune from the HD locals (1000s).

    I love MeTV and am thrilled to have it back. Favorite show, aside from the MTM stuff? Columbo on Sunday nights.

    I also like WKRP in Cincinnati, also Sunday nights on Antenna TV.
  17. Jul 30, 2013 #37 of 154

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    I found Me-TV in Houston just about 2 years ago via antenna, it was added to Comcast here not long after.
  18. Jul 30, 2013 #38 of 154

    nyc13 New Member

    May 31, 2013
    Just caught a very interesting episode of an anthology series called "Suspense Theatre" (AKA "Crisis"). It was recorded (from Antenna TV, I think) as a suggestion. Quite a lot of quality stuff to be found OTA these days.
  19. Jul 30, 2013 #39 of 154

    brebeans Member

    Sep 5, 2003
    Love this...for Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, MASH, Twilight Zone, Thriller and even The Rifleman......brings me back in, mostly, a good way!
  20. Aug 5, 2013 #40 of 154

    cannonz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Saw a promo this weekend about big schedule announcement (I forgot date) hope it's not some "original" programs that would be beginning of the end.

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