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Me-TV programming takes a hit in Portland

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  1. theedger
    Member

    I must be a snob then because I choose HD feeds over SD feeds. No HD feed, no watchie. I buy iTunes/Amazon HD copy of show instead of watch on SD channel. Digital artifacts become a distraction and lessen the experience.

    Posted on September 6, 2014 - 03:06 PM #
  2. missing_kskd
    Member

    If we were to expand that question to include: 3. Pay for higher quality and entertaining, a whole lot of people would simply pay. In that respect, IMHO you are in a rapidly growing group of people.

    I'll do the same, and simply not choose any broadcast at all, if buying some content comes at a price that makes sense.

    Posted on September 6, 2014 - 03:40 PM #
  3. Jbpdx
    Member

    It's hitting the fan today on MeTV's Facebook page. People are not happy. Most Sinclair stations are putting ASN on CW or MyTVNetwork channels, which are pieces of crap, so no big loss. About 10 cities are having MeTV programming deleted by Sinclair, including Portland and Washington DC. Those affiliates will be hearing from the public as more viewers find out what's going on.

    Posted on September 6, 2014 - 06:49 PM #
  4. Master of Disaster
    Member

    It's hitting the fan today on MeTV's Facebook page.
    https://www.facebook.com/metvnetwork

    What good is complaining to MeTV about a decision made at the corporate level of several of their affiliates? It's even pointed out by several on there that one can buy the DVD or watch another source of programming. The amount of time it takes to complain could be used to do something else.

    Posted on September 6, 2014 - 08:58 PM #
  5. itsvern
    Member

    I won't be able to watch Chips at 6pm weeknights. Katu shows Am Northwest then. Katu should add another sub channel for sports and local show repeats.

    Posted on September 7, 2014 - 11:45 AM #
  6. washnotore
    Member

    Sinclair, and their new American Sports Network, is getting plenty of flack from viewers in other various markets.

    Sinclair is pre-empting the programming of Me-TV, Antenna TV, This TV, or whatever else Sinclair can force feed their ASN games upon unwanting viewers. For us here in Portland, we lost some Me-TV programing for these less than stellar games.

    The schools represented are virtually unknowns here. Did you see the football match up Saturday between Westside Kindergarten Nappers and the Cordon Blu Knives?

    Posted on September 9, 2014 - 01:10 AM #
  7. skeptical
    Member

    I should note that many (most?) of these DVDs of old shows DO NOT have closed captions. Broadcast (as in, over the air) television are absolutely required by the FCC to caption the majority of their programming. Those captions usually belong to those broadcasters. Cut-rate DVD distributors, on the other hand, wont pay to have it done.

    So, if you're an old geezer, (or a Oxycontin-deafened, Marshall-deafened or cans-deafened person) you'll want your ME-TV.

    Since the F-ing Bush administration is out of the way, the FCC has been turning up the heat for CC of all distribution of media contents, including the internet.

    Posted on September 9, 2014 - 02:35 AM #
  8. Andy_brown
    Member

    "The schools represented are virtually unknowns here."

    Not true. There are tens of thousands of east coast alumni that live in the Northwest.

    Posted on September 9, 2014 - 10:54 AM #
  9. itsvern
    Member

    1PM and Me-Tv is on Katu Hd2! No Football! Gunsmoke is on. :-)

    Posted on October 18, 2014 - 01:08 PM #
  10. Alfredo_T
    Member

    I never thought that I would say the following: the end of NTSC broadcasting has brought about an improvement in over-the-air television because stations that have one or more sub-channels run "real" programs on at least one of the sub-channels while simultaneously broadcasting infomercials on another one. Let's see how long this lasts.

    As far as these re-run networks are concerned, I think that the viewers need to get a grip. These networks are going to continue broadcasting old shows as long as they have the rights to them. The preempted episodes are going to air again sometime later.

    Posted on October 18, 2014 - 01:37 PM #