Weigel Broadcasting Company already has Me-TV running on digital multicast channels of its own Chicago and Milwaukee stations. Now the network based on classic TV series is going national.
Weigel says it has secured long-term licensing agreements for more than 50 individual series spanning the 1950s through 1980s from multiple studios and independent producers.
“It’s a mash-up of America’s most-loved television classics,” the company declared. “Yes, it’s quite a bonanza. Even Laverne will ‘Shirley’ find something she likes. It won’t take a Perry Mason to reach the verdict that happy days are here again for classic TV lovers. It will appeal to any Bob, Dick or Mary.” The news release goes on and on with those references to classic shows – but you get the drift.