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    Me-TV to air He-Man, She-Ra, and other Classic Media cartoons starting in 2nd quarter

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    Look like Me-TV will be starting a weekend morning block of Classic Media cartoons, including He-Man and She-Ra, in the 2nd quarter of this year. That's makes 4 TV networks in the U.S. that are airing He-Man and She-Ra now (the other 3 are Qubo, RTV and PBJ)

    From: http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/2...tners-set-deal

    Me-TV, Memorable Entertainment Television announced today from NATPE an agreement with Broadcast Partners LLC and its Classic Media Library. Me-TV will be adding a weekend morning animation block featuring multi-generational favorites such as Gumby, Mr. Magoo, He-Man and She-Ra. The programming will be added to the Me-TV schedule beginning in the second quarter of 2012.

    Me-TV affiliates will have the option of carrying additional programming including the live action classics: Timmy and Lassie Hour and The Lone Ranger; as well as the animated series: The Archies, Ghostbusters, Casper and Friends and Bravestarr.

    “The addition of Gumby and Casper further rounds out the Me-TV Classic TV experience, and is responsive to significant viewer feedback requesting animated all family programming,” said Neal Sabin, president of content and networks for Weigel Broadcasting Co.

    Neal Ardman, president of Broadcast Partners, said: "We could not ask for a better partner than Me-TV to air these wonderful shows. It is very exciting to be able to bring back classics like Lassie, Mr. Magoo and The Archies and He-man and with the 30th anniversary of He-Man happening this summer it will be especially exciting. These shows have a proven ratings history and a very wide fan base. Me-TV is bringing back the best of the best from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and I am sure the viewers will be thrilled."

    Me-TV, Memorable Entertainment Television is now seen in more than 73% of the country. With today’s announcement, Me-TV’s library includes almost 100 series from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, CBS Television Distribution, NBC Universal Television as well as independent series owners and producers.

    Me-TV is owned and operated by Weigel Broadcasting Co. and distributed by MGM Television.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powergate92 View Post
    Look like Me-TV will be starting a weekend morning block of Classic Media cartoons, including He-Man and She-Ra, in the 2nd quarter of this year. That's makes 4 TV networks in the U.S. that are airing He-Man and She-Ra now (the other 3 are Qubo, RTV and PBJ)

    From: http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/2...tners-set-deal
    Interesting- I only wish we had Me-TV, here in Ohio, as well as Qubo, RTV and PBJ. This has to delight Lou Scheimer, because Filmation's programs are still getting airtime on cable and to some of them(namely Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle and eventually, Shazam, which aired as part of 1981's The Kid Power Hour on NBC), being processed and digitally remastered for eventual DVD releases by larger studios, like Warner Bros., this would have to delight him even more.
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    Either they're going to be airing concurrently on RTV & Me-TV, or RTV's contract for them is expiring, and they're moving to Me. Let's get some clarification.

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    Finally they're coming on a channel that I actually have.

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    Good! All they air right now is a ghastly thing called Green Screen Adventures so some old Filmation junk will really hit the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF4Ever View Post
    Interesting- I only wish we had Me-TV, here in Ohio...
    Its probably only on the digital band, thats how I get it out of Cincinnati.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Dalek View Post
    Good! All they air right now is a ghastly thing called Green Screen Adventures so some old Filmation junk will really hit the spot.
    Green Screen's aired to satisfy E/I requirements, which (for some stupid reason) even digital subchannels are required to satisfy.

    (MeTV's an over-the-air full-power stand-alone channel here in Milwaukee---said station's owned by MeTV's owners, Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting, who own several stations in both Chicago and Milwaukee---so the stations' lineups here and down in Chicago have has a few tweaks to the otherwise-national MeTV lineup IIRC.)
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    Sounds too much like the RTV block, and the best thing they aired was a single Baby Huey short.

    If Classic Media has Richie Rich and Jay Ward cartoons and Famous Studios, those would make for a funner block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquadementia View Post
    Sounds too much like the RTV block, and the best thing they aired was a single Baby Huey short.
    And the Qubo Night Owl block, which you can only really watch on the West Coast.

    I can't speak for RTV but Qubo's just been airing forty episodes apiece for each program, ad nauseum for the last two years. Is this going to be the same?
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    Actually this news shouldn't really be that suprising considering Me-TV aired the He-Man/She-Ra, Mr McGoo and The Fat Albert Christmas specials. I suspect we'll be seeing Fat Albert on Me-TV in the future.

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    Looking at Me-TV's schedule, looks like this block start on April 7 and will air Saturdays from 5:00 AM - 8:00 AM Eastern time, with the following lineup:

    5:00 AM: Gumby
    5:30 AM: The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo
    6:00 AM: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
    6:30 AM: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
    7:00 AM: She-Ra: Princess of Power
    7:30 AM: She-Ra: Princess of Power

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    Two Christian TV networks air retro shows, and that includes some cartoons

    KIDTV and AngelTwo air Gumby, Mr. Magoo, Harvey Toons and a few others


    for now on KIDTV, a block airs weekdays 8am-10am, but looks to me moving to early primetime the last week of March, I went to check Gumby's airings, and it looks to be moving to 7pm EST

    http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/gumby/EP00001969

    http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tvlistin...0&stnNum=24619

    http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/fat-a...ids/EP00001571


    Looks like very soon most of the Christian-based will be gone in place of retro

    edit: KIDTV is Dish Network ans Sky Angel-only

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    Looks like the block will be called "AniMe-TV"! http://metvnetwork.com/videos.php?videoID=179

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    Ha!
    You would think they would at least have "Speed Racer" or "Astro Boy" with a name like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquadementia View Post
    Ha!
    You would think they would at least have "Speed Racer" or "Astro Boy" with a name like that.
    They could probably air Voltron if they wanted to, since Classic Media has rights to it now.
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    Uh, last I checked, World Events Productions still owns the (non Japanese) rights (including the TV broadcast rights) to the show. If anything, Classic Media only has the home video rights. In other words, even if Voltron were to air on the block, it would have to be under contract with WEP, and my guess is that Me-TV can only afford to air shows that Classic Media has all the rights to.
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    Classic Media may be providing the content for the two blocks, but they certainly aren't competing with each other. Me-TV will air their block from 5-8 AM EDT while RTV airs their block from 8-Noon EDT. The other difference is one group airs half an hour of He-Man and She-Ra (with She-Ra going first) while the other airs a full hour of each (with He-Man going first). Real fans of those series will try to watch both groups, and hey, it'll be good seeing Gumby back on TV. Who doesn't like claymation? It looks like Me-TV affiliates can pick up the rest of the shows that air on RTV for their individual use, but that's up to individual networks and isn't being done by Me-TV as a whole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandouga View Post
    Uh, last I checked, World Events Productions still owns the (non Japanese) rights (including the TV broadcast rights) to the show. If anything, Classic Media only has the home video rights. In other words, even if Voltron were to air on the block, it would have to be under contract with WEP, and my guess is that Me-TV can only afford to air shows that Classic Media has all the rights to.
    Yes, WEP has all rights to the American version but since Classic Media has collaborated on several Voltron projects, it's not out of the realm of possibility it could show up somewhere in the future.

    Voltron also has its own page on Classic Media's website in the Portfolio section, www.classicmedia.tv/

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    What's going on because they were on for one weekend and I don't them on the schedule anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Flintstone View Post
    What's going on because they were on for one weekend and I don't them on the schedule anymore.
    No, they're still on the schedule (unless your Me-TV affiliate is different which could very well be).

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