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Manny971
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Where did this suddenly disappear???? Bring it back!

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CRobGauth
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According to the Internet, WZME was sold to another broadcasting company.

On 4/1, they moved ME TV to 43.2 and added Story TV to 43.1

So unless Fios gets a deal with the new station to carry both channels, you will only have Story TV.

If it is worth anything, you should be able to catch it on an antenna.

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LdotN
Newbie

MeTV+ is back. Chan 43.2

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jlockemd
Newbie

I voice the same complaint as many. MeTV needs to come back to Fios in the DMV. Many have talked about "cutting the cable" and I am close to that point. It appears Verizon has very little concern about its customers. There tendency to drop channels without much notice is unbelievable. There is a tendency to show the SAME movies/shows over and over and over again. How many times/day or days in a row, do I have to watch "A Few Good Men"? I watched the Travel Channel when it actually showed travel shows (believe it or not). Now the channel has been relegated to the "paranormal". I have no problem with the paranormal shows....however, CHANGE the name of the channel!!!! I feel Verizon says "give them anything, they will be OK". There is more to vent but I feel it falls on deaf ears.

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garysb1
Enthusiast - Level 3

MeTV Plus (WJLP-DT8) New Jersey/New York in Middletown NJ also carries MeTV Plus in the New York/ New Jersey area. Its main channel carries MeTV with MeTV plus being on a subchannel. In fact Verizon carries MeTV from WJLP on ch 503. They might be the better station to request MeTV Plus to be carried on Fios.

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garysb1
Enthusiast - Level 3

Concerning the sale of WZME, while it is true the station was sold the buyer was the owner of MeTV.

On September 1, 2021, WZME was sold to Weigel Broadcasting. MeTV programming returned to the station via Weigel's MeTV Plus on September 27, 2021. On April 1, 2022, MeTV Plus on DT1 was replaced with Story Television.

So MeTV's owner is responsible for the removal of MeTV plus from Fios.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WZME#:~:text=On%20September%201%2C%202021%2C%20WZME,was%20replaced%20w....

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garysb1
Enthusiast - Level 3

Weigel Broadcasting owns both METV+ and Story Television . Therefore it was their choice to change the programming from one of their formats (METV+) to another(Story Television). I think we agree this was a poor decision but there is nothing we can do about it other than write Weigel Broadcasting 

https://www.weigelbroadcasting.com/contact/

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CRobGauth
Community Leader
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According to the Internet, WZME was sold to another broadcasting company.

On 4/1, they moved ME TV to 43.2 and added Story TV to 43.1

So unless Fios gets a deal with the new station to carry both channels, you will only have Story TV.

If it is worth anything, you should be able to catch it on an antenna.

6sn7
Newbie

After several chat session with verizon agents giving me differing answers, I talked to a Fios customer support agent via phone. Explained the situation with MeTV+ moving to a different channel, and requested it be added to the lineup.

The agent told me verizon has no control over the channels they provide.

I replied that it doesn't make sense. Someone at the head end must be deciding and configuring their systems to deliver channels to our homes. 

He just repeated the comment that they don't have control and would not even submit a request.
SAD. 

I guess my next step is to reconnect to that old antenna.  

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dexman
Community Leader
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One thing that can be tried is to use the coaxial feed from the ONT as an antenna.

As a test, I disconnected the coaxial cable from the back of the mini in my bedroom and attached it to the F connector on the back of the television. I then had the TV scan and remember available channels.

There were quite a few stations captured. 🙂

6sn7
Newbie

Coax from the ONT to my devices is all I use. I don't have a set top box.

Below are the unencrypted channels from a few minutes ago.

Text formatting on this forum doesn't preserve spaces so the columns don't line up.

Ch Program Subchan Name
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65 1001 2.1 WCBS-HD SD
78 1025 2.1 WCBS-HD
70 3753 2.2 WCBS St
70 3364 2.3 DABL
65 1003 4.1 WNBC-HD SD
73 1027 4.1 WNBC-HD
70 1031 4.2 COZI-TV
65 1004 5.1 WNYW -H SD
73 1028 5.1 WNYW -H
65 14405 5.2 Movies!
65 3804 5.4 theGrio
65 3803 5.5 Decades
65 1006 7.1 WABC-HD SD
73 1029 7.1 WABC-HD
72 1041 7.2 Live We
70 1042 7.3 ThisTV
65 1007 9.1 WWOR-HD SD
73 1030 9.1 WWOR-HD
70 3507 9.3 Buzzr
70 3508 9.4 Heroes
65 1009 11.1 PIX11 SD
78 1024 11.1 WPIX-HD
70 10465 11.2 Antenna
65 10490 11.3 CourtTV
65 1011 13.1 WNET-HD SD
72 1026 13.1 WNET-HD
70 1034 13.2 KIDS
72 1032 21.1 WLIW-HD
72 3774 21.4 AllArts

65 10462 24.1 ESTRELA
76 3570 24.1 ESTRELA
78 3789 25.1 NYLFHD
67 1021 31.1 WPXN IO
72 1045 31.1 WPXN IO
72 3799 31.2 Bounce_
78 3788 33.1 WJLP Me
70 3756 33.3 WJLP Gr
70 3758 33.4 WJLP Es
69 1054 41.1 WXTV-DT
70 10476 41.2 Bounce
78 3720 43.1 WZME HD   <<<< this was MeTV+ and is Story Television now
69 1049 47.1 WNJU-HD
70 10464 47.2 Exitos
67 10015 48.1 WPXO-HD
76 3708 48.1 WRNN-HD
69 1050 52.1 NJTV-HD
67 10482 52.2 NHK WLD
76 3794 52.2 NHK WLD
67 1008 55.1 WLNY-55
76 10510 55.1 WLNY-55
67 1058 63.1 WMBC-HD
69 3735 63.1 WMBC-HD
67 1060 63.5 NTDTV
69 1053 68.1 WFUT-DT
70 10495 68.3 GetTV
67 10006 70.1 WRNN-HD
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CRobGauth
Community Leader
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See my previous post. The content on channel 43.1 was changed.

garysb1
Enthusiast - Level 3

I believe it is up to the local channel to request Verizon to carry its station if Verizon does not carry it and not the other way around. Has anyone asked WZME  43.2 or WJLP 33.8 , both in the NY metro area, to request that Verizon carry their subchannel that broadcasts METV+? Also per the METV+ website the subschannel is SD and broadcasts at 480i .

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garysb1
Enthusiast - Level 3

List of current METV plus affilliates in the US. Currently only available on 29 stations ad only Los Angeles has it in HD.

https://www.rabbitears.info/search.php?request=network_search&network=Me-TV+Plus

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JW_Bayonne
Newbie

Amazing and annoying that when I chatted for an hour with two different Fios folks, they had no idea what I was talking about - at least they feigned ignorance. I had to send a picture of the Guide showing Story TV - and they still couldn't/wouldn't give me an answer. I expect better for my $200 a month. 

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6sn7
Newbie

I too chatted with a FiOS agent and sent a picture showing Story Television was where MeTV+ was.

They first told me to disconnect/reconnect the coax cable to the TV and rescan. I replied that the same issue is occurring on multiple TVs.  That's when they said I need to contact the broadcaster at the following phone number.

1-833-367-6388

I left a voice message after many rings with nobody answering, and also sent a message via this link.

https://metv.com/contact

Maybe if enough people complain it will be resolved.

I wish the entertainment industry would produce old shows again. 🙂

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Gemine
Newbie

Bring back my metv. I am so annoyed that curtesy was not thought of to let your customers know that Verizon was moving the station.Please let us know when you will be returning the station.

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Nowhereman1
Enthusiast - Level 2

I'm aware WZME moved METV+ to channel 43.2 so why can't Verizon carry it from there? Oh wait I know...they want more money to carry it. Don't worry about what the people want. Good job Verizon!

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jojo491
Newbie

yea. verizon aint making enough money , they got to mess with a channel that alot of seniors watch , because it was descent TV programming, not the rude , vulgar , commercial TV that they cash in on 

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garysb1
Enthusiast - Level 3

Again this is not Verizon's fault. Weigal Broadcasting bought WZME TV to put their Story TV programming on. However when the deal closed Story TV wasn't broadcasting yet. Rather than have the station dark until Story TV started, Weigel put METV+ on the channel as something to broadcast until Story TV was ready.

FYI Weigel also owns Decades, Movies!, Start TV, and H&I( Heroes and Icons) all sub channels that are broadcast on the NY Fios system below channel 500.  The only channel of their's that Fios doesn't carry is METV+ . 

6sn7
Newbie

I don't know how Verizon manages the channels they deliver on their network or how they obtain new  channels. 

Maybe when WZME put Story Television in place of MeTV+ and moved it to 43.2, Verizon was unaware of the change so nothing was done.

I was surprised when the Verizon agent told me to contact the broadcaster, as I always see notices from various broadcasters saying to notify your provider if you don't get a channel.

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6sn7
Newbie

I use Fios without a set-top box (coax to the TV).

MeTV+ was on channel 43.1 until a few days ago.

Now channel 43.1 has "Story Television".

Has MeTV+ moved to another channel or is it being discontinued?

Thanks.

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