MGM Partners With Broadcast Group To Distribute Network of Classic Old TV Shows TVWeek
MGM, the fabled studio that recently emerged from bankruptcy, has partnered with a broadcast group to distribute classic old TV shows.
According to the announcement, "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Weigel Broadcasting Co. announced today plans for the national launch of Me-TV, a television network offering classic television sitcoms, dramas and classic commercials and targeted for digital broadcast stations, it was announced today by Jim Packer, co-President, MGM Worldwide Television and Norman H. Shapiro, President of Weigel Broadcasting."
Some of the library product includes, according to the announcement, "Cheers," "M*A*S*H," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Bob Newhart Show," "Laverne & Shirley," "Happy Days," and "Bosom Buddies," and the original 'Star Trek" series.
The announcement notes that "MGM and Weigel have also worked together on the successful launch of THIStv, the national broadcast movie service. After only two years, THIStv is distributed in more than 85% of the country and in 40 million cable households."