Nashville DTV News

Say Bye Bye to MeTV

- Posted September 6th, 2019 at 3:00pm
Yes, you read it right. MeTV will be leaving Sunday, Sept. 22. It will be replaced on Monday, Sept. 23 with Bounce. Thanks to stilgar, he alerted me to a commercial, which I haven't seen before, that said Bounce was coming to WKRN 2.2. So, I e-mailed WKRN, and they replied back. The reply is below. So come Sept. 23, MeTV will have no home in Nashville. Until more news breaks, that's all for now.

"Yes Bounce TV is replacing MeTV effective 9/23/19. No MeTV will not moved to another WKRN subchannel as those are full and we are unaware of it going to another station in the market. This change of channels was at the corporate level and the station was not involved in the descission[sic]. Thank you for your email."


- Posted on September 6th, 2019 at 4:47pm

I sent an email to METV to see if they are planning to relocate to another channel in the Nashville Market...I will let you know what they say

- Posted on September 7th, 2019 at 12:26pm

I hate to see METV go since it is one of my favorites and I watch it a lot. I know BOUNCE was once seen locally on Channel 42. I can no ;longer pick up that channel,even if I re scan my television. Has 42 gone off the air or have they changed their antenna and I can no longer pick it up? If they are still on the air what will they get to replace BOUNCE?

- Posted on September 7th, 2019 at 12:49pm

This news STINKS!! After years of trying to get MeTV to come in good on WJDE 31...I was happy when it moved to WKRN....I watched Bounce occasionally on Saturday nights when they play the old movies from the 70's...But this is a BIG step down in programming....Maybe WJDE will pick it back up again and with their transmitter move, lower frequency and higher wattage maybe we all can receive it better...Anyway bad news today

- Posted on September 7th, 2019 at 1:28pm

On their Facebook page, Me-TV responded to a visitor post about WKRN dropping Me-TV by stating that Me-TV would continue to air in Nashville “with little or no interruption.” I’m just hoping one of the larger stations with a good signal picks it up.

- Posted on September 7th, 2019 at 7:36pm

Why is it that Scripps owns Channel 5 (WTVF), but all the other networks carry their diginets (Bounce, Escape, Grit, Court TV)? Okay, so they carry Laff, which is a joke. I just got Channel 40 (WKUW) back a few weeks ago. I was excited to see they had Soul of the South since I’ve never been able to get WJDE. They advertise reruns of Tony Brown’s Journal, but they only show “Black Dragon’s Revenge” and “Deadly Impact (1984)” every night. I would watch H&I and Decades if I could pick them up. These diginets are really letting me down.

- Posted on September 7th, 2019 at 7:59pm

Here is what I have learned since hearing this horrible news earlier: Nexstar, who owns WKRN, is removing Me-TV from all the stations they own that currently broadcast the network. Nexstar is merging with Tribune Company. One of the television networks Tribune owns is Antenna TV, along with This TV and WGN in Chicago. Although this is speculative, it looks like Nexstar does not want the Weigel-owned Me-TV broadcast on their channels. It’s too bad WZTV and WKRN cannot work out some kind of trade of Antenna TV for Me-TV. Since Me-TV is the most-viewed retro channel, it seems like a very poor business decision to drop them. I would think other Nashville stations would jump at the chance to pick them up. Oddly enough, Bounce TV is owned by Scripps, who owns WTVF.

- Posted on September 8th, 2019 at 9:12pm

I was so hoping I imagined that commercial. I agree with others hoping that it will show back up on another well powered station that everyone will be able to receive. MeTV has been my go to retro channel and this just makes me sad.

- Posted on September 9th, 2019 at 1:36pm

I guess I`m kinda lucky cause i have Dish network and MeTv is on Ch.247.

- Posted on September 9th, 2019 at 4:24pm

But if Your dish network MeTV is channel 2.2 from WKRN in Nashville, then Yours will change too.

- Posted on September 10th, 2019 at 9:39am

I believe 247 on dish is the national feed

Brentwood OTA
- Posted on September 10th, 2019 at 11:24pm - Edited

Reads like a typical merger change to me. Bounce TV may be temporary in the 2.2 slot until local contracts end for Tribune-owned diginets Antenna TV and This TV. MeTV contract could've been up and Nexstar/Tribune doesn't want to renew a rival to Antenna TV. WKRN may also need to wait on contracts to end with Grit and Justice, but they could conceivably have Antenna, This, and Bounce when the dust clears. As it unfolds, look for diginet basket turnover up and down the local dial, with MeTV likely landing at 17 or one of the other Sinclair stations.

- Posted on September 12th, 2019 at 2:05pm

Just saw a commercial that said MeTV is going to WJFB 44.1....That is good news as 44.1 is HD and a fairly strong signal....Hope this sticks!!!

- Posted on September 12th, 2019 at 2:11pm

Yeah, I just saw the same commercial. I was just going to post it.

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