MGM Partners With Broadcast Group To Distribute Network of Classic Old TV Shows

Jan 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

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."

2 Comments

  1. Wasn’t this what TVland was suppose to be until they started running reality crap like “High School Reunion”?

  2. But Me-TV has been broadcast in several cities around the country for at least a year now.

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