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WTOL may be removing MeTV

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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by windsor » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:17 am

Just got home from work in time last night to watch the transition to 13.4 MeTV.For a time MeTV 11.2 and 13.4 were both showing MeTV Perry Mason.

Classy station WTVG as they had up a test pattern of MeTV coming to 13.4 good of them to announce what was transitioning for theyre viewers.

Great of WTVG to pick up MeTV immediately as viewers in T town wouldn't miss theyre fav shows.Hoping WTVG adds a movie channel like Movies! to the test screen which is far superior to the others imo.Also glad they kept WeatherNation as I watch it quite frequently.

Still a dumb move by WTOL, does anyone know why they dumped it???


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by TeddyBear » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:03 pm

Windsor, Tegna owns WTOL and Justice. Corporate forced move.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by windsor » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:12 pm

TeddyBear wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Windsor, Tegna owns WTOL and Justice. Corporate forced move.
thx for that, kinda what I figured ownership change.

didnt Tegna also buy Fox8 WJW Clev.???


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by TeddyBear » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:13 pm

Toledo Eleven wrote:
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?
I'm doubting it. They already carry ABC and CW. But if that is the case, MyNet would at least be widescreen, like on Fox47's My47.4. I don't recommend them trying to go HD, due to the amount of bandwidth.

Speaking of bandwidth, I noticed WADL having 7 sub channels the other day. 6 video, 1 audio. Could 13abc and Cumulus team up for Talk Radio 100.7 to be on 13.7? Maybe not reality, but just a thought, since you cannot get it outside of Toledo proper, and it's not streamed for Alexa or Google home. Cannot find a stream on the site either.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by TeddyBear » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:15 pm

windsor wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:12 pm
TeddyBear wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Windsor, Tegna owns WTOL and Justice. Corporate forced move.
thx for that, kinda what I figured ownership change.

didnt Tegna also buy Fox8 WJW Clev.???
Tegna bought allot of stations. Shocked that "Houston 11" KHOU was purchased by them. A few weeks ago, saw the same logo as WTOL, except the 11 was slightly different. Same news graphics too.

https://www.tegna.com/brands/

The logos are not up to date on that page.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Toledo Eleven » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:19 pm

The reason I'm thinking that 13.3 might end up being My Network TV is because it looks like 48.1 is now AMGTV 24/7. AMG looks like a low-budget lifestyles network. Among the shows are old episodes of Pawn Stars and Cheaters.


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by mtburb » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:49 pm

windsor wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:12 pm
TeddyBear wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Windsor, Tegna owns WTOL and Justice. Corporate forced move.
thx for that, kinda what I figured ownership change.

didnt Tegna also buy Fox8 WJW Clev.???
Tegna already owns WKYC in the Cleveland market. Nexstar was the company that bought WJW.


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Splouge » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:03 pm

WTVG 13.4's picture and audio quality are superb! I'll be watching this instead of WDIV DT3.


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by TeddyBear » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:53 pm

Toledo Eleven wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:19 pm
The reason I'm thinking that 13.3 might end up being My Network TV is because it looks like 48.1 is now AMGTV 24/7. AMG looks like a low-budget lifestyles network. Among the shows are old episodes of Pawn Stars and Cheaters.
On the MyNetworkTV website, it still shows Toledo....WMNT 58 as the affiliate. Would think that would removed or updated. Also, remember MyNet never shows up in the Neilsons. Not so sure anyone is too interested in a network that has no original programs, nor shows any households watching it.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by TeddyBear » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:55 pm

Toledo Eleven wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:19 pm
The reason I'm thinking that 13.3 might end up being My Network TV is because it looks like 48.1 is now AMGTV 24/7. AMG looks like a low-budget lifestyles network. Among the shows are old episodes of Pawn Stars and Cheaters.
On the MyNetworkTV website, it still shows Toledo....WMNT 58 as the affiliate. Would think that would removed or updated.

http://www.mynetworktv.com/stations

Also, remember MyNet never shows up in the Neilsons. Not so sure anyone is too interested in a network that has no original programs, nor shows any households watching it.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by innate-in-you » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:05 pm

windsor wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:04 pm
This plain dumb by WTOL as MeTV is the #1 diginet in America.

I hope folks in T Town go on WTOL's facebook and bitch up storm about this.

Lets hope WTVG adds it to a 13.5 or replaces ION.

Justice is crap.I think WTOL has just opened a hornets nest with this bad decision.
Yes, but in running Justice instead of ME TV, they are airing THEIR network (Tegna properties).

As Stephen Colbert might say...MEANWHILE, WTVG 13 is now hosting MeTV on channel 13.4, with color bars on 13.3, ION on 13.5, and Weather Nation on 13.6.

Hope their sports events on 13.1 don't get too pixellated.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Toledo Eleven » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:28 am

I see where 11.4 is now Quest. Also I see where closed-captioning on both ME & ION no longer works.


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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:48 pm

Just within the past week, WFLA here in Tampa has removed Me TV and replaced it with Court TV.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by rugratsonline » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:35 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:48 pm
Just within the past week, WFLA here in Tampa has removed Me TV and replaced it with Court TV.
...with MeTV moving to WMOR, replacing This TV after about ten years on WMOR.



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Re: WTOL may be removing MeTV

Post by WOHO » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:22 am

They must have a way of balancing the bits available between feeds; looks like both WTVG-1 and CW-2 are still 720p, and amazingly 13.4 is 480i and looks pretty damn good, but you can see that they stole 'data' from the WX-6 feed as movement is not smooth, but usable. I'm afraid that the test pattern will be a new station that will eat up too much data then MeTV will not be as crisp as it is now. Maybe they are waiting for the 3rd generation HDTV to happen and all these multiplexed signals will still look good. WGTE does a great job of tv data management to have a full 1080 on the main and two 480 streams....



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