New rerun TV station comes to cable

Me-TV, which has also been broadcast from an Allentown station,
Me-TV, which has also been broadcast from an Allentown station, (is now showing up on Comcast and Verizon on low-number channels.)
Posted: March 02, 2014

KJWP, a new over-the-air TV station licensed in Wilmington with a Me-TV network affiliation, has been added to Comcast Corp.'s Xfinity cable-TV lineup in the Philadelphia area as part of the basic cable package.

KJWP is a designated "must-carry" station, which means under Federal Communications Commission rules that pay-TV operators have to distribute it. It is broadcast as of Saturday on VHF channel 2.1.

The station first showed up on Comcast on Thursday and will be available on Verizon Communications Inc.'s FiOS TV in mid-March, Robert McAllan, CEO of PMCM TV L.L.C., which owns and operates the station, said Friday.

The station transmits its signals out of Roxborough and its temporary studios are in Cherry Hill. McAllan said he expects to operate permanent studios in the Wilmington area.

Me-TV, which is described as standing for "memorable entertainment television," airs classic TV reruns - M*A*S*H, I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Rockford Files, Wonder Woman - and other shows. Comcast subscribers can watch it on channel 2 throughout most of the region.

In West Philadelphia, KJWP is available on channel 5 but will relocate to channel 2 within weeks, according to a Comcast spokeswoman and McAllan.

The station has been available for over-the-air TV viewers in the Philadelphia region since mid-November.

In most cases, Comcast relocated the home-shopping network QVC or a local government channel to accommodate KJWP, the Comcast spokeswoman said.


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