WMFP switching to MeTV

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 12:20:03 EST 2011

Nobody in the industry (commercial) has done a better job of using the
digital subchannels better than Weigel Broadcasting.

MeTV got started on LP channel 23 and was also on 26.2 in Chicago.
They got Comcast to carry 26.2 in Chicago - bought a ton of bus ads on the
CTA and have done quite well.

Today the lineup is
26.1 WCIU
26.2 WCIU (time shifted)
26.3 MeTV
26.4 MeToo
26.5 This TV


26.1 also carries White Sox and Cubs games on a lease deal from WGN. WGN
produces the games by they air on 26.1 because of conflicts with the CW.

They have exploited the fact that cable penetration in Chicago is lower
than average in the poorer neighborhoods.

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 11:43 AM, Bob Nelson <raccoonradio@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have noticed MeTV on my cable--I think it's a sub-channel of WMUR-TV
> 9. Many reruns and also I believe, on Saturday nights, they run cheesy
> horror movies with the funny "Svengoolie" host out of Chicago
> (orig. DJ Jerry G. Bishop and now Rich Koz).
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Maureen Carney <m_carney@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > They're dumping RTV, at least on 62.1. There is a possibility it might
> appear on 62.2, but that doesn't have clearance on Comcast. No word on if
> they're giving up the AM infomercial block. I hope they do - I'm looking
> forward to "Dobie Gillis" and the original "Hawaii 5-O".
> >
> >
> > http://www.metvnetwork.com/files/WMFPMe-TVLaunch.pdf
> >

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