The classic TV diginet signs affiliates in Dayton, Ohio; Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.; Eugene, Ore.; Bakersfield, Calif.; and Utica, N.Y.
MeTV Adds 5 Affils, Passes 92% Coverage
MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television, has signed new affiliation agreements with WHIO Dayton, Ohio (DMA 64), WJRT Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich. (DMA 70), KEZI Eugene, Ore. (DMA 120); KERO Bakersfield, Calif. (DMA 127) and WKTV Utica, N.Y. (DMA 171). These additions bring the total number of MeTV affiliates to 166 and boost its coverage to more than 92% of the U.S.
Cox Media Group Ohio’s WHIO, and Gray Television Group’s WJRT will each launch MeTV in December. Heartland Media Group stations KEZI and WKTV, and E.W. Scripps’ KERO will premiere the network this November.
“WHIO is excited to bring some of the greatest TV shows of all time to our viewers in Dayton. It’s going to be fun to relive these shows with one generation while introducing a new generation of viewers this time around,” said Rob Rohr, GM of Cox Media Group Ohio.
Steve Weinstein, VP-GM of KERO, said: “KERO 23 welcomes MeTV and the incredible lineup of classic television that so many people grew up with in Bakersfield. With some of the best programs produced from the past 60 years, MeTV will not only be treasured by older viewers, but also embraced by a new generation discovering great television shows that were created before they were born. It is timeless programming for all ages, and our advertisers are going to love it.”
“The MeTV Network is excited to add this strong group of stations to our affiliate base, which now reaches over 92% of the U.S.,” said Maura Cope, MeTV’s VP of distribution.
MeTV can be found in 47 of the top 50 U.S. markets. Major media groups that have MeTV affiliates include Hearst, Gannett, Raycom, Sinclair, Media General, News-Press & Gazette Company, Nexstar, Hubbard, E.W. Scripps, Cordillera, Bahakel, Cox, Gray Television Group, Morgan Murphy, New Age, Dispatch, Titan and The CBS Television Station Group.