The MeTV network airs classic American television series, such as "The Andy Griffith Show," "Batman," "Columbo," "F Troop" and "Get Smart." Specific air times and programming lineups may vary by city and region.
MeTV was founded on Jan. 6, 2003 and began airing content on Jan. 1, 2005. It is part of the Weigel Broadcasting group and receives distribution from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The majority of its content is provided by the archival libraries of CBS Television Distribution and 20th Television, both of which own the rights to numerous sitcoms and dramas. The station is billed as a premiere destination for classic television, favoring numerous black-and-white programs from the early days of broadcast television.
Prior to branching off as a stand-alone broadcast channel, MeTV was a programming block in Chicago, Illinois. A programming block is a specific selection of curated programs and episodes packaged and sold to different networks for broadcast. Programming blocks consist mainly of syndicated television shows, though sometimes they contain original educational content.
The station is available through both cable subscriptions and over free C-band satellite broadcasts. In most cases, it is shown on a subchannel of a local network affiliate, meaning that it is rebranded with that station's call letters.