Tag Archives: RTV

More OTA choices coming to Chicago

Many viewers without cable or satellite in the Chicago area got good news – in threes as two lower stations – and owners of three full-powered rivals – [..]

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A new classic TV channel – with a twist

It’s time to get Cozi. As first scooped by Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder on October 17, NBCUniversal confirmed today it was changing the name of its dot-two [..]

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The Grab Bag: You, the people

This Grab Bag is for you – that’s right. You – the people. You have the right to gripe about yet another newscast or yet another new daytime [..]

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The Grab Bag: Contract renewals, a promotion, and RTV guts its lineup

RTV: The R stands for “ruined”. – Good news for fans of Richard Roeper and Roe Conn – the duo at WLS-AM signed a three-year contract extension to [..]

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MeTV’s national clearance hits 45 percent

Charlotte’s WCCB added MeTV last month. Now nearly half of the country will hear the word “Berwyn”. Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting Co. and MGM announced today its MeTV digital [..]

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Weigel Broadcasting to switch around Chicago channels

      MeTV goes national on December 15 Brace yourself “U” and “Me” viewers – you’re going to be in for a lot of changes. Beginning on [..]

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MeTV to go national

In a humongous move, Weigel Broadcasting sent out a teaser on major changes coming to MeTV and MeToo, the company’s local classic TV channels. In like… MeTV is [..]

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Tribune launches Antenna TV

Well, we have our first blatant ripoff of Chicago’s MeTV and Retro Television Network. Tribune announced today it is launching a new classic TV digital network titled Antenna [..]

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MGM, Weigel team up for new digital channel

Also: RTN loses CBS programming Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting and Los Angeles-based MGM are teaming up to launch this. Yes, this. As in “This TV”. Beginning in October, MGM [..]

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Retro Television Network sold

Equity Broadcasting has sold the Retro Television Network to Henry Luken (who is head of Luken Communications), in order to raise cash to pay off debt. Operations of [..]

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You want more classic television? Well, Me-Too

WFBT to become WMEU-TV, a.k.a Me-Too; Me-TV expands to Milwaukee; Retro TV Network arrives in Rockford, South Bend Can’t get enough of classic television? You’re not alone. In [..]

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