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1 hour ago, Action Newsroom said:

Unless the two companies make a syndication or licensing deal, both networks' schedules are getting blown up and reworked. Most probably with those dime-a-dozen court and talk/magazine shows.  

I can imagine something similar to what happened to Movies! after Disney bought 20th Century Fox Studios while Movies! stayed with the Murdochs: they'll probably find some other partners, while keeping the format the same.

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1 hour ago, CircleSeven said:

I don't understand why Weigel didn't buy back the network they launched 12 years ago.........

They really left it out in the cold when they launched MeTV, and MGM formed other partnerships with Sinclair for Comet and Charge! 

 

Essentially, Movies! was its replacement, and Weigel ended up ceding control of ThisTV to Tribune...and was it completely rid of Tribune by time the Nexstar merger closed?

 

Hopefully Allen Media can give the channel a second chance and at least try to secure more carriage.

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2 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

They really left it out in the cold when they launched MeTV, and MGM formed other partnerships with Sinclair for Comet and Charge! 

 

Essentially, Movies! was its replacement, and Weigel ended up ceding control of ThisTV to Tribune...and was it completely rid of Tribune by time the Nexstar merger closed?

 

Hopefully Allen Media can give the channel a second chance and at least try to secure more carriage.

It's still a better fate that I thought would happen before November 2019; I'd figured it'd be shut down once Court TV took over the subchannel space on the former Tribune stations. Imagine my surprise when not only did This TV not go belly up, it actually managed to find space on some other channels in a few of those markets.

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I never understood why he didn't put more effort into his 'cable' channels? They are run on a shoestring and are the lowest rated cable channels in the US. They must make very little money. Now he is spending billions buying broadcast stations and The Weather Channel. In this article it mentions that he is going 'invest a substantial amount of capital into programming'. The licencing agreement will hardly stay with MGM?

You'd think series on The Weather Channel like Heavy Rescue: 401 and Highway Through Hell would also air on his so called 'cable' channels? Surely they would rate better than what's already on them (not that it would be too difficult anyway) He must have some kind of licencing agreement with some company for these shows that is still there?

 

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  • CircleSeven changed the title to Byron Allen acquires diginets This TV & Light TV

I thought that This TV was done after losing the Tribune/Nexstar TV stations when they went with Court TV last year. I wasn't ever a fan of This TV when it was on WXMI/Fox17 .3 from 2010 to 2019 was it's .2 for one hot minute before Antenna TV that Tribune created at the end of 2010/early 2011. 

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