SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching today, Me-TV Bay Area will serve the entire Bay Area and will become the only primary Bay Area television station offering classic programming. Me-TV Bay Area will air on Xfinity/Comcast cable channel 31, DISH and DIRECTV channel 50, Horizon Cable channel 10, Mediacom Cable channel 10 and over-the-air.
According to John Burgess, Vice President and General Manager of Me-TV Bay Area, "Me-TV Bay Area will be the only station in our market to find memorable moments from classic TV such as the infamous 'walnuts' episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show or the hilarious sarcasm of Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show." In fact, over 60 shows will air including Streets of San Francisco, M*A*S*H, Perry Mason, Hawaii Five-O, I Love Lucy, The Bob Newhart Show and The Big Valley.
Along with classic programming, Me-TV Bay Area will continue to show select local programs, specific to the Bay Area. The Food Show: Hosted by Clark Wolf will air weekly on Fridays and Saturdays at 6:00pm. Clark meets with Bay Area food producers, farmers, chefs and cookbook authors to provide Me-TV Bay Area viewers an inside look into how food brings people together as a welcome part of Bay Area culture. Me-TV Bay Area will also air memorable talk show host Joe Getty and Jack Armstrong each weekday morning. Armstrong & Getty are known for their provocative and humorous take on the life here in the Bay Area.
Dennis McNamara, Director of Sales for Me-TV Bay Area, sees this as a unique opportunity for advertisers. "This is great news for advertisers in the San Francisco DMA. We are introducing a new station that will reach a broad and multi generational audience. These classics will be embraced by families and will bring back fond memories to many individuals. In addition there are thousands of viewers that have never had the pleasure of watching these programs and we look forward to the younger audience tuning in and enjoying those classics as many of us did while growing up. This really is TV that's comfortable and entertaining to watch."
Complete programming schedules can be found by visiting MeTVBayArea.com.
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Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television) is the new classic television network from Weigal Broadcasting Co. and distributed by MGM Studios.
About Me-TV Bay Area
Studios are based in Santa Rosa, California with a sales division in San Francisco. Me-TV Bay Area is the San Francisco television market's Me-TV affiliate and is owned by Newport Television, LLC. Me-TV Bay Area was launched on April 25, 2011.
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/WCIU-TV 26.3, Me-Too/WCIU-TV 26.4, THIS/ WCIU-TV 26.5, WWME-CA 23, The U Too/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.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About Newport Television
Newport Television is a television broadcast company comprised of a 60 station television group in 22 markets across the country and Inergize Digital, the leader in fully integrated digital management solutions. Newport Television operates stations nationwide with multiple network affiliates including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, MyNetwork, Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television), Telemundo, Mexicanal, COOLTV, TCN (The Country Network) and RTN (Retro Television Network). The company is the 22nd largest broadcast group in the country with 8.8% U.S. household coverage (Source: B&C 2011). Online: www.newporttv.com