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Me-TV Adds Weekend Morning Animation Block in 2nd Quarter 2012

Author: Nickandmore!

via Me-TV press release:

Me-TV and Broadcast Partners Announce Programming Agreement

1/23/12 – Miami, Florida – Me-TV, Memorable Entertainment Television announced today from NATPE an agreement with Broadcast Partners LLC and its Classic Media Library. Me-TV will be adding a weekend morning animation block featuring multi-generational favorites such as Gumby, Mr. Magoo, He-Man and She-Ra. The programming will be added to the Me-TV schedule beginning in the second quarter of 2012.

Me-TV affiliates will have the option of carrying additional programming including the live action classics: Timmy and Lassie Hour; and The Lone Ranger; as well as the animated series: The Archies; Ghostbusters; Casper and Friends; and Bravestarr.

“He-Man celebrates his 30th birthday this summer, making his series debut on Me-TV timely and relevant to a large segment of the Me-TV audience,” said Neal Sabin, President of Content and Networks for Weigel Broadcasting Co. “The addition of Gumby and Casper further rounds out the Me-TV Classic TV experience, and is responsive to significant viewer feedback requesting animated all family programming.”

Neal Ardman, President of Broadcast Partners said, “We could not ask for a better partner than Me-TV to air these wonderful shows. It is very exciting to be able to bring back classics like Lassie, Mr. Magoo and The Archies and Heman and with the 30th anniversary of He-Man happening this summer it will be especially exciting. These shows have a proven ratings history and a very wide fan base. Me-TV is bringing back the best of the best from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and I am sure the viewers will be thrilled.”

Me-TV, Memorable Entertainment Television is now seen in more than 73% of the country. The network features a wide range of programming which audiences and advertisers find comfortable and engaging. Now, with today’s announcement, Me-TV’s library includes almost 100 series from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, CBS Television Distribution, NBC Universal Television as well as independent series owners and producers. Me-TV’s lineup include some of the most beloved television programs ever produced, including: M*A*S*H, Perry Mason, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Bob Newhart Show, That Girl, Gunsmoke, the original Star Trek and Hawaii Five-O series.

Me-TV launched nationally in December 2010, is owned and operated by Weigel Broadcasting Co. and distributed by MGM Television. Click here for additional information about the network, current show list and complete program schedule.

Me-TV Network is at NATPE 2012 at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Sorrento Tower 3-0709, Monday, January 23 through Wednesday, January 25. Suite hours are 10AM – 5PM.

About Weigel Broadcasting Co.
Weigel Broadcasting Co. and affiliate companies own and operate The U/WCIU-TV 26.1, The U Too/ WCIU-TV 26.2, Me-TV/WCIUTV 26.3, Me-Too/WCIU-TV 26.4, THIS/ WCIU-TV 26.5, WWME-CA 23, WMEU-CA 48 in Chicago, IL; CBS/WDJT-TV 58.1, WMLW/WDJT-TV 58.2, THIS/WDJT-TV 58.3, Shorewest TV/WDJT-TV 58.4, WMLW-CA 41, WMLW-LD 41.1, Me-TV/WBME-TV 49.1, Telemundo/WBME-TV 49.4, Telemundo/WYTU-LD 63.1, Me-TV/WYTU-LP 63 in Milwaukee, WI; and ABC/WBND-LD 57.1, Me-TV/WBND-LD 57.2, CW/WCWW-TV 25.1, THIS/WCWW-TV 25.2, My Michiana/WMYS-TV 69.1 in South Bend, IN. Weigel Broadcasting Co. also owns and operates the Me-TV, Memorable Entertainment Television network and in collaboration with MGM, created and operates THIStv Network.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
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