October 22, 2014
And what a twist that has occurred. At the Tee Vee Guyd’s Facebook, there are reports that KVNV/WJLP…IS ON THE AIR!
If you are in the NYC area and use the antenna to pick up the station, rescan and you should be seeing the station. KVNV/WJLP is being seen on channel 3.10 (the “0” is bound to make WFSB Hartford happy…or maybe not). Despite the 3.10 it happens to be a main channel and WILL be on ALL area providers soon. So Me-TV is now actually receivable in NYC, Long Island, and Northern NJ. More details to follow.
According to Wikipedia, channel 3 did a test broadcast on September 29, 2014 at about 2:30PM on RF channel 3/virtual channel 3-10. This test transmission as you see in the picture below consisted of a Test Pattern with a black text field bearing the two call letters of the station…
This test broadcast ended on yesterday at around 2PM. The station made a brief return to the air. At 5:01PM, yesterday 3.10 signed-on its transmitter at 4 Times Square, Manhattan meaning to start programming at 6PM. The goal of this nearly hour-long broadcast was to allow viewers to rescan their tuners or HDTV converters so as to add the station as an active channel. At 6:00PM, KVNV programming, which consists of mainly MeTV with plans for some local programming, came on. The first show broadcast was CHiPs.
The launch had no sign-on message, not even the national anthem, so basically like its Philly sister station KJWP 2.1 it was a soft launch.
And here is the sign-on of WJLP MeTV3
To be honest, this has more twists and turns than a soft NY Pretzel! What now for WZME? Does ZME become MeTV CT as it looks like there is a long delay in the LIN/Media General merger talks which affect WTNH/WCTX? And for Cablevision customers, do TWO MeTV stations appear on the line-up? If that’s the case, it may be pure classic TV rapture.
UPDATE–10/22/2014…From the Tee Vee Guyd Facebook page
Me-TV New York Metro Update: WJLP Me-TV3 New Jersey/New York is now available on Verizon FiOS 3 (analog) and 503 (HD). This affects all parts of the FiOS system within the New York TV market. Me-TV on WJLP and WZME (19) both air on FiOS throughout the entire market.
For the record, FiOS is available here in Greenwich. So viewers will see a double dose of MeTV. What next for Cablevision customers?