We want our Me-TV (back)
KatrinaDad
Enthusiast - Level 2

Today (2/28/17) host station WJLA (Washington, DC) suddenly and unceremoniously dumped Me-TV, one of our most favorite channels on Fios.  Is there any way Verizon can grab the Me-TV feed from WWBT in nearby Richmond, VA?

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Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

Gotta love being trapped between one organization issuing a "No Comment" and the other not saying anything at all.

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Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

As of Friday 462 was still me.tv

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Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

Hmm today the channel is labeled charge tv, but the programming is clearly me.tv.

We want our, We want our Me-TV.  (Guitar riff)

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CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

This is a peer to perr forum.

Verizon doesn't respond with info on what channels are going to be carried.

In order to carry both Charge TV (If and when WJLA carries it) and MeTV from WTTG, they will have to add another channel.

Will probably require a change to agreement with WTTG to carry another channel (think money).

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Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

Yup, I completely get that it's a peer to peer forum, hence why I was asking if anyone had any paths to requesting new channels that didn't end up being ignored.

kal7958
Enthusiast - Level 2

Because there are a few statements here that say WTTG suggests calling Verizon, I called them.  They were no help.  Maybe if more people called and complained, they would do something.  I was told that "Verizon" does read what's on the forums, but I'm not sure I believe it.

Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

I don't even know who's the right person to call.  Billing isn't right, either is technical support.

Sales doesn't care either.

Where is an ombudsman when you need them?

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kal7958
Enthusiast - Level 2

I asked for Programming, and got a live (presumably) person.

KatrinaDad
Enthusiast - Level 2

Well Verizon - it's been several weeks since Me-TV debuted on WTTG Channel 5.3 and nearly two months since we told you WJLA was dumping the channel.  What's the hold-up?  This is one of the very few TV channels I even watch... why am I paying so much money and can't even get one of my favorites?

Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

Current carrying outlets

Washington, DC - WTTG (Over the air)5.3
Washington, DC - Atlantic Broadband 157
Washington, DC - Hardy OneNe t252 / 1252
Washington, DC - Antietam CableComing soon
Washington, DC - Cox Cable 804
Washington, DC - Open BroadbandComing soon
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Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

Double check, I found that while the guide is wrong, the Me.TV programming is still there on channel 462.

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CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

So it had been announced that WJLA would drop ME TV on 2/28 and replace with a network that is run but its owners called Charge TV.

The guide provider that Verizon uses had updated the guide accordingly.
For some reason (can't find it yet) WJLA either didn't switch or switched and then switched back to Me TV.

That is why the guide got out of whack.

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Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

Has anyone else noticed that in the programming guide, Channel 462 (ME.TV) is totally wrong?  Not the wrong time, the wrong shows, everything is wrong.

It's on all my cable boxes, my Droid App, my Ipad app, and even the Verizon web site.

I called them yesterday about the problem, and they blamed bad data from Me.TV (Though ME.TV has correct information on their web site)'

It's completely thrashed my DVR recordings.

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skidoo2
Enthusiast - Level 1

Me TV said they will not be available on 462 after Monday March 27th. Didn't see a notice in message center. This is one of my favorite stations.

Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

Does anyone have a point of contact where we could ask FIOS to add the WTTG ME.TV channel?

I am sure calling support would do no good.

CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

Verizon doesn't respond to requests for channel adds.

Looking at MeTV website, none of the major cable companies in the DC area are listed as carrying this new sub channel.
Will probably take some time for them to get plumbed up.

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Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

I spoke with Me.TV this morning and these are the cable affiliates in the region that are carrying or about to carry Me.TV

Attention Washington DC MeTV Viewers

We are sorry to report that MeTV’s affiliation with WJLA will be ending Monday, March 27 

We appreciate your viewership of MeTV, and are working hard to return to all of the homes in the D.C. Area.  

Currently the following outlets have agreed to carry MeTV starting Tuesday March 28

Atlantic Broadband - Channel 157

Hardy OneNet - Channel 252, Channel 1252 HD

Antietam Cable - Coming soon.

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Mohnkern1
Enthusiast - Level 3

And this afternoon Cox announced they'd be picking up ME.TV as well.

It surprises me that Verizon chooses not to listen to requests from paying customers.  Not what I would call stellar customer service.

nikkoleto
Enthusiast - Level 1

I doubt complaining to Verizon will do any good.  Remeber your contract

CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

Verizon typically doesn't say anything about channels until they are confirmed.

Comcast hasn't come out with anything either.

It could be that WTTG is overwhelmed with trying to negotiate with different providers and provide connectivity for this new sub channel.

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CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

No.

These channels are sub channels of the main (like wjla).

As Verizon doesn't have contracts from them for your area, there is nothing they can do.

Your best bet is to complain to wjla about them dropping me TV.

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