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WTOL may be removing MeTV

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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by 80sTalkRadioFan » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:42 am

Cool! Much better than ION, which has been on 13.4



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Splouge » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:37 am

Toledo Eleven wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:38 am
Good News! ME-TV Toledo will be airing on WTVG 13.4 beginning October 1. Looks like I'll be watching The Flintstones after all. Yabba-Dabba-Doo!
Source?

EDIT: I see the announcement on MeTV's website. Hooray! Now I have a secondary affiliate for when WDIV pre-empts MeTV shows!


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by windsor » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:15 am

Great News!!!!

thankyou WTVG :D


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by 80sTalkRadioFan » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:33 pm

Anybody know what channel it'll be on Buckeye Broadband?



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by mtburb » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:36 pm

80sTalkRadioFan wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Anybody know what channel it'll be on Buckeye Broadband?
If Buckeye ever added WTVG-DT4 to their lineup, it should be on whatever channel it is on.


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Radiofreewill » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:44 pm

80sTalkRadioFan wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Anybody know what channel it'll be on Buckeye Broadband?
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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by WOHO » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:44 pm

Toledo Eleven, where did you hear that?



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Toledo Eleven » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:04 pm

They've been running announcements on ME-TV, usually at the first break where they normally promote other shows. It's also on the ME-TV Toledo website at the top. WTVG doesn't seem to mention its .2 .3 or .4 channels on their website. By the way, it looks like 48.1 is running something called AMGTV on the weekend where they used to run Justice programming.


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by TeddyBear » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:49 pm

80sTalkRadioFan wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:30 am
Wonder if WLMB channel 40 would be interested in picking up MeTV. Seems like a good fit for them, since they air similar shows to MeTV, when they're not airing religious programming. They only have one subchannel, "Radiant TV" last I checked, so perhaps MeTV could be on 40-3.
WLMB is family values. Topics like homosexuality will not fly on that station, which is viewer based incomed, which also gets donations from Christian business owners and some churches. So if MeTV changes the lineup to something risky, WLMB would have to drop them. MeTV/Weigel is also not a satellite feed service or a distributor either.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by TeddyBear » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:00 pm

80sTalkRadioFan wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:23 am
Not sure what would prevent them from airing subchannels from Detroit stations, if they offer the main channel in Ohio.
A network is a network, regardless of location. Licensing and fees not being contracted. Networks and stations both want the money for being rebroadcasted. For example, 13.2, to be 13.5- Ion, is not at all local in Wood County. 13abc never signed a contract with Spectrum. Spectrum only offers the national feed only. There also could be exclusivity issues with Comcast. It's kinda like WBGU 22.2 and 22.3. Spectrum has the exclusive rights to those, such as Buckeye has with 30.2 and 30.3.

Wonder if all the 13.x channels will look like crap. Remember, more channels equals less bandwidth.

By the way, its pointless to add more diginets, when you can't even sell your x.2 channel. How many promos and PSA's are on CW13? Way too many, and too few actual paid ads.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Toledo Eleven » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:15 pm

WTVG 13.4 is currently (10PM Monday 9/30/2019) running a slide: MeTV Toledo WTVG Coming to 13.4 (Buckeye Ch 113) Tuesday 10/01/2019 @ 12:00 AM, and ION is on 13.5.


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Radiofreewill » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:14 pm

https://www.13abc.com/content/news/MeTV ... T6qudhsUfs

Well, looks like they're cramming in more diginets. WeatherNation is moving to 13.6, and something new is coming to 13.3.


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by WOHO » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:17 am

I was hoping that they would dump ION, as I'll hate to see "channel 48 video quality" on the 13 diginets. If 13.3 was Antenna TV, that would be sweet.
Long story short: run a scan on your OTA TV sets tomorrow.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:53 am

80sTalkRadioFan wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:30 am
Wonder if WLMB channel 40 would be interested in picking up MeTV. Seems like a good fit for them, since they air similar shows to MeTV, when they're not airing religious programming. They only have one subchannel, "Radiant TV" last I checked, so perhaps MeTV could be on 40-3.
It's hard to say with Christian stations what subchannels they're allowed to carry or not. I haven't heard of one that had MeTV personally but I wouldn't doubt if one exists out there. Seeing what RadiantTV looks like, it kinda reminded me of "eScapes", though without the smooth jazz and a lot of bible text on the screen.
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Radiofreewill wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:48 pm
80sTalkRadioFan wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:30 am
Wonder if WLMB channel 40 would be interested in picking up MeTV. Seems like a good fit for them, since they air similar shows to MeTV, when they're not airing religious programming. They only have one subchannel, "Radiant TV" last I checked, so perhaps MeTV could be on 40-3.
No way would they even consider it.
  • Carol Burnett? Too Sexy
  • The Twilight Zone? Too Frightening
  • Dick Van Dyke? Mary Tyler Moore shows too much leg in those capri pants
  • The Love Boat? Way way way WAAAAAAAAAAAY too sinful
Figures they wouldn't, aside from the few sitcoms they do air at all.
rugratsonline wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:40 pm
A few Christian stations have included MeTV as part of their subchannel lineup, including WLLA in Kalamazoo, a sister station to Sandusky's WGGN-TV.
I suppose it may come down to personal tastes or budget. WLMB does like asking viewers for cash a lot.
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Toledo Eleven wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:40 am
Watching COZI or THIS on 48 would be better than [Justice]. At least they don't interrupt the shows with local ads on those 2 channels.
But then again, channel 48 has been a perennial engineering dumpster fire, with mismatched volume levels between the feed and local commercials, as well as all local material being miscued. The station was run on the ultra-cheap ever since its days as an UPN affiliate WNGT.
It would be nice if someone did buy out the station and really turned it around.
WOHO wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:47 pm
WTOL apparently doesn't respond to viewers comments about their erasure of Me-TV; hell, if they dump Grit my old man will jump off the newly lighted High Level Bridge.
Sad too, my dad loves Grit.
80sTalkRadioFan wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:23 am
I'm sure Buckeye Broadband will hear it too, particularly from subscribers in northwest Ohio/Toledo. Since WDIV Local 4 Detroit offers MeTV, but Buckeye only offers it to their Michigan viewers in WDIV's service area, even though WDIV's main channel is available in Ohio, minus NBC and a few syndicated shows. Not sure what would prevent them from airing subchannels from Detroit stations, if they offer the main channel in Ohio.
It's only a shame the subchannels offered in Detroit aren't available on cable down here or we could watch Movies!, Buzzr, Decades, etc.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Toledo Eleven » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:33 am

I love it. It's 8:30 Tuesday morning and still no Justice on 11.2. Nothing but a black screen. Still no station identification on 13.4 (ME) and they're just running the national feed with no local ads. Does anyone think that 13.3 might end up being My Network TV?


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