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Fri, Sep 2, 2022 5:14 PM

Where is Metv

Are we getting Metv back, cancel something worthless like CNN

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andyross

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7.4K Messages

22 d ago

Comcast has no control over this. MeTV is a broadcast network carried by a local TV station. Comcast just passed on what is aired. Many Scripps and Sinclair stations (12) dropped MeTV and will replace it with their own networks.

See the video here:

https://youtu.be/bml4Vslxuc0

Harry3667

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170 Messages

@andyross​ That was a really great video to see.  Very good information.  Happily, I don't need the info at the moment (we get MeTV here), but it never hurts to be warned ahead of time, just in case.  Thank you very much for putting the link in here.  Kudos to you!

New Poster

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4 Messages

18 d ago

Tells me it's on channel 1048 with x1 box in Saint Clairsville Ohio area. Tried 1048 and metv is not there

andyross

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7.4K Messages

18 d ago

Here in Chicago, it's 357 or 1166. It can be hard to tell with broadcast channels if they will be the same everywhere in the 1000+ national numbering setup.

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1 Message

18 d ago

Anyone know where to watch it in Providence R.I. or New Bedford, Massachusetts other than streaming from Frndly or Philo TV?

Does anyone think an HD antenna could be strong enough to pull a signal from another state that has it?

What are the range of those things? I'm completely ignorant about such tech.

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9 Messages

@Desolate14​ You should be able to watch MeTV over the air (OTA), not through Xfinity cable service, in Providence, RI on the Boston, MA MeTV affiliate on virtual Channel 05.02, which is  subchannel of Boston's WCVB-TV on Ch. 05.01.

Alll one needs to do this is to have a simple indoor antenna and rescan your TV's channel settings if Ch. 05.02 is missing or has a weak signal. If you have difficulty locating your TV set's channel scanning setting, consult the on-screen help menu or the instruction guide which came with your TV set.

Otherwise, look on the back of your TV set for a tag with model number and manufacturer of your TV and search in Google for an online instruction manual, which is available for many home appliances and electronics.

andyross

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7.4K Messages

18 d ago

Realistically, 100 miles with a giant antenna on a very tall pole is the limit. The claims you see for tiny, cheap antennas on Amazon are blatant lies. Worse, some of the MeTV affiliates are lower power stations with limited range. On YouTube, check out the videos by AntennaMan. 

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5 Messages

12 d ago

In the Portland, Or area, we received a banner in August stating that KATU TV would stop sponsoring MeTV, effective 1 September.  No other explanation.  I did some digging, including going to MeTV's website.  They referred me to FRNDLY (wrong timezone), or OTA (possible, but I'm not putting a retro antenna back on my roof for one show).  I did see one reference to something happening today (13 September) that I think was Xfinity-related.  Maybe tonight I'll find it.  Other than MLB and football, I don't watch anything else.

jimw13

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@acpiper01

 As of today, 09/13/2022, MeTV was supposed to be on channel 1197.  Guess what?  No MeTV, only KATU.  Unfortunately, Xfinity makes it virtually impossible to talk with a live person, and their 'customer service reps' in Singapore or wherever are useless and are no help. 

Harry3667

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170 Messages

12 d ago

I see complaints all the time (here and on Facebook) from people who love MeTV, have lost it without any notice or choice, and want it back. Some have said they'd pay a few bucks extra a month to have it returned to them. I appreciate that Comcast has kept it on here and hope they keep it on at all places. If it's discontinued because of Scripps or Sinclair, they're really not serving the public, just themselves.

Visitor

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2 Messages

10 d ago

Very, very disappointed to lose MeTV (and previously Decades) on Xfinity. My sister and I are strongly considering moving away to Dish or some other service. We'll miss all our purchases, but what the hell...

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I'm sorry that you are not seeing METV as expected. I am showing MeTV is broadcasting on channel 1156. Please try this channel and provide an update. 

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Visitor

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5 Messages

9 d ago

Looks like MeTV is coming back to Portland on channel 1156 now (not 1197). In my guide, it's listed as KJYYLD3. It currently says "This requires a subscription" to watch, but hopefully that's just a glitch.  

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5 Messages

9 d ago

The local channel lineup for Portland (https://www.xfinity.com/support/local-channel-lineup/) does not include 1156, so I think - hope - that we're just seeing a transition period.  The Guide properly showed Hogan's Heroes (i.e., in the correct time slot), but, of course, I was also stopped by the subscription notice.  I don't see a way to add it to my existing 185 channels.  I hope - expect - it to become clear by the 20th.

New Poster

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5 Messages

@acpiper01​ Everything's back to normal now.  Thanks go out to whoever managed it.

Visitor

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1 Message

8 d ago

Well, good news at least in the Portland OR area.  Many thanks to Comcast for bringing MeTV back (now with KJYY3 on channel 1156).  When I tried to access the channel yesterday, it required a subscription.  As of today, channel 1156 is available, and I didn't have to upgrade or update my existing plan.

Frequent Visitor

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16 Messages

8 d ago

I'm in Salem OR and it still has not shown up yet. Hopefully it won't be too long before reaching us. :) I miss my Adam-12 and MASH.

Visitor

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2 Messages

7 d ago

Today, we still have nothing on cable.  We live in Milwaukie.   We get a very poor broadcast of MeTV on our antenna TV. It locks up, and loses sound.  We want our MeTV back on cable.  What do we need to do to get that ?

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