WJDE Has Changed Their Lineup
- Posted January 11th, 2015 at 12:11am
- Posted on January 13th, 2015 at 10:28am
Launch of ME on 2.3 is planned for Friday, Jan. 16. Two questions as food for thought: With ME on 2.3, is the addition of H&I and Decades over on 32 meant to replace ME on the WJDE channels at some point? With channels now from pioneering newcomers (Luken, Weigel), regional superstations (Tribune with This!), and studios (Sony with getTV), how much longer before the major cable players start up digital networks?
- Posted on January 13th, 2015 at 5:22pm
First, thank you for your post. Just out of curiosity, where did you get your information about the launch date of MeTV? Second, as for your WJDE question, I know that 32.1 is where they have MeTV right now. It has "Movies" as the call letters on that channel. I don't know for sure if that is the network that is taking that channel or not, but "H&I" (Heroes & Icons) on 32.2 and "Decades" on 32.3 are networks that they just added on. As for your other question, yes, I would like to see that happen, but I just don't see that happening anytime soon.
- Posted on January 14th, 2015 at 10:19am
Was told by a WKRN employee that they were now going to stick with LiveWell until it "played out". I was the one who took this to be Jan. 16 since I knew LiveWell was ending on the 15th. However I have since learned that ABC O&O stations decided in the past few days to let the channel go into reruns instead of killing it altogether just yet. Production of new programming has definitely ended. My guess is that the O&Os are thinking now about doing something as a group again and buying some stall time or they have someone still willing to spend advertising dollars on it. Given the way decisions are being handled on both the ownership group and local levels, I'd say this could now change at any moment... Or not. I'd also guess WJDE moved ME back to 31.1 once they knew they would have it a while longer rather than replace it at 32.1 with the Movies! network.
- Posted on January 14th, 2015 at 2:02pm
I want to thank you for the info. Please keep me updated on this.