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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. Aug 5, 2013 #41 of 154
    Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I'd be surprised if that was it. The existence of channels like MeTV is possible because the syndication rights for most of these shows is extremely low or even non existent, so these networks can broadcast them, and make money on commercials and lots of Infomercials. That's why you are seeing a bunch of these channels pop up, mostly on sub channels.

    I wish DirecTV would carry some of these subchannels. We get MeTV because it's on a regular OTA channel here in NY. But I think Cabelvison carries Antenna TV on a subchannel and a few others (I keep basic cable for those times when I get severe rain fade). I haven't checked in awhile.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2013 #42 of 154
    cannonz

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    I don't know if they still do a while ago one of the satellite companies (don't remember which) had the Retro TV feed.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2013 #43 of 154
    aadam101

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    It's one of my favorite channels. It's what TVLand use to be.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2013 #44 of 154
    aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I find the selection of old TV shows on Netflix to be very poor. They should have more old sitcoms. I don't understand why they can't secure rights to some of the less popular ones.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2013 #45 of 154
    Alfer

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    One of my favs on there is Kolchak-The Night Stalker
     
  6. Aug 5, 2013 #46 of 154
    mattack

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    It's not even the same service you refer to, but as a single data point, Amazon has "Everybody Loves Raymond". I never really watched it when it was on originally (I probably saw an ep here or there, but I think it conflicted with some show my younger self liked far better), but watched the pilot so far on Amazon Prime instant video.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2013 #47 of 154
    Michael S

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    Actually the new schedule is better. There adding Gilligan's Island, F Troop, The Love Boat, Taxi and a show starring Steve McQueen called Wanted Dead or Live. Also on Friday nights their going to have something called Me-tv made for tv movie. It suppose to be made for tv movies based on iconic tv shows.

    http://www.metvnetwork.com/fallforme2013.php
     
  8. Aug 9, 2013 #48 of 154
    Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    You've never heard of it?

    Youngins.....
     
  9. Aug 9, 2013 #49 of 154
    Azlen

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    I heard that it was going to be Dark Shadows. Just speculation though.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2013 #50 of 154
    Michael S

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    Nope never heard of it. I was born in 75 and mostly grew up watching 80s stuff. I always thought Steve McQueen mostly did movies.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2013 #51 of 154
    Davelnlr_

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    If you happen to have a retro 8 or 10 foot C band dish, MeTV is available on SES1 at 101W as well. I watch it that way, because the picture quality is great compared to the bitstarved subchannel on my local OTA affiliate.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2013 #52 of 154
    zordude

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    Thanks to this thread we've been watching a lot of these shows, i am especially enjoying Thriller and The Dick Van Dyke Show.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2013 #53 of 154
    Alfer

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    Man! No more Bewitched or I Dream of Jeanie!? Boooo. :(
     
  14. Aug 9, 2013 #54 of 154
    Steveknj

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    F Troop. Cool. Loved that show as a kid. To this day, whenever I see a hot air balloon I say...."It is Ballooooooon". My kids have no idea where that came from, but now I can show them!
     
  15. Aug 9, 2013 #55 of 154
    alansh

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    Here in Phoenix it's OTA 7.2, or Cox cable 93.

    DVD/Netflix releases of old TV shows can be a problem due to rights issues, especially music. The original agreements with everybody who worked on the shows only covered broadcast rights, so Me-TV is fine with that. But they do not cover home video releases.

    So this may lead to the time consuming, expensive, and/or impossible task of finding all the people with a claim and getting their permission. Sometimes they can't even find the people, or whoever inherited their rights.

    Currently produced shows negotiate the home video rights up front.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2013 #56 of 154
    cannonz

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    Thanks, glad they got that up I forgot to watch announcement last night.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2013 #57 of 154
    cannonz

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    I'm sure they will show up on Antenna TV, surprised they weren't there to begin with being owned by WGN.
     
  18. Aug 9, 2013 #58 of 154
    cannonz

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    Love, the Winchester opening.
     
  19. Aug 9, 2013 #59 of 154
    cannonz

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    Cannon back at 5PM.
     
  20. Aug 9, 2013 #60 of 154
    NorthAlabama

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    sweet home, al
    where's green acres?
     

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