WSMV is Sold to Gray Television
The news about WSMV's future has finally been revealed. Just out today, Gray Televison, owner of close by station WBKO Bowling Green, KY, has now purchased all of Meredith Corp. TV stations including WSMV Channel 4. In the articles posted below, it says that both Gray's and Meredith's boards of directors have approved the transaction. I have no idea when this will clear the FCC, nor do I know when or what this will change at WSMV. I am posting three articles to this story below.
Gray TV Purchases Meredith TV Stations for $2.7B
Gray Buying Meredith Local Media For $2.7 Billion
Gray Buying Meredith Stations in Deal Worth $2.7 Billion
Weigel Beginning New Network MeTV+
It looks like Weigel Broadcasting; the owner of several networks including MeTV, H&I, StartTV, Decades, and Movies!; is now going to begin a spinoff of MeTV called MeTV+. In the article posted below, they say it will start May 15th and will include the following programming:
"Weekday programming will consist mainly of sitcoms and cop shows, with evenings featuring “Vega$,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Mission: Impossible.” Late nights will include a rebroadcast of MeTV’s “Toon In with Me” (the morning cartoon show hosted by Bill Leff) at 11 p.m. followed by “Comedy Classics” (The Three Stooges, Laurel & Hardy and The Little Rascals) at midnight."
Now where this will end up here in the Nashville market, I do not know at this time, but my guess would be 99% on WJFB. When I do find out for sure, I will post it. I want to thank n2radio for bringing this story to my attention. In the words of Porky Pig, that's all folks.
Weigel expands memorable entertainment menu with ‘MeTV Plus’