ME-TV Has Significant Satellite Subscribers

By | Subchannel Report

Through the latest update of our TV listings database we were able to locate an additional three or four million cable subscribers for ME-TV in major markets.  We add lineups with subscribers as our third-party listings provider assigns channel positions to their database.

 Cable: A cable system (defined by the FCC) in the United States is a facility serving a single community, or a distinct governmental entity, each with its own franchise agreement with the cable company. Across Platforms tracks over 750 cable companies.  Sales of cable companies recorded when approved by FCC. In addition, Across Platforms augments this data with TV listings data from TV Media, Inc.

ME-TV Maintains Its Position Of Classic TV Dominance

By | Subchannel Report

ME-TV’s actual cable subscribers count is probably 7 to 10 million subs higher. We are working to correct an error in our TV listings provider’s database that does not list ME-TV’s New York City broadcast station. Hopefully the TV station will on its own accord work to get its listings correct.

I can’t imagine how much money the station, or any TV station, might be losing because they aren’t double checking their own listings.

Channel changes: Across Platforms tabulates new channel adds (both NOT.1 and .1 ) when the broadcast group or network announce a future launch. The actual launch may happen months after when we record the new channel add in the quarterly report. Logic being that actual technical launches can be delayed so announced launches are considered a better measurement. Some low power – with no cable channel launches may missing from reports due to no press release from the network.

KTXA In Dallas Distributes ME-TV Network

By | Subchannel Report

Decades, a new network where entertainment and history come together, features original series ‘Through the Decades,’ a daily time capsule showing how television captured historically significant events on that day throughout history. More from Decades website…

Duplicated Households for TV Stations- Households are counted multiple times for a TV station depending on how many networks are carried on that station.

PMCM TV Is About 10 Percent Of ME-TV’s Full Power Households

By | Subchannel Report

PMCM TV, located in New Jersey, is of critical strategic importance to ME-TV. With enviable channel positions on all MVPD providers in New York City and Philadelphia this relatively new broadcast group (owning the two TV stations) must weigh on ME-TV as it makes any decisions regarding new programming initiatives.

Households- Determined by matching the FCC contour maps to the U.S. Census Data County maps and then tallied on market basis.

Weigel Networks Primarily On Full Power Stations

By | Subchannel Report

Weigel seems to have a strategy advantage over other multi-network distributors (like Luken Communications) in that ME-TV helped Weigel build a reputation as a network provider to full power TV stations.

LPTV-Cable- Class A, or LPTV stations, with cable are determined by Wikipedia, station website, or Internet search. LPTV-Cable stations may have one or multiple channels carried by either the entire market’s cable system or at least one cable system or direct broadcast satellite.
LPTV Without Cable- Only over the air households counted for stations without cable or DBS coverage. Determined to have no cable by Wikipedia or station website review.

Weigel Networks Profiled – ME-TV, Heroes & Icons, Decades, And Movies!

By | Subchannel Report

Original Weigel networks, like Movies! and Decades, had anchor groups (like FOX Television Stations and CBS Television Stations) in the most recent quarters these networks have been picking up new affiliates at a steady clip beyond their founding distribution partners.

Quarterly Reports – Across Platforms tabulates new channel adds (both NOT.1 and .1 ) when the broadcast group or network announce a future launch. The actual launch may happen months after when we record the new channel add in the quarterly report. Logic being that actual technical launches can be delayed so announced launches are considered a better measurement. Some low power – with no cable channel launches may missing from reports due to no press release from the network.