KTXD Dallas Splits With Me-TV

KTXD Dallas has not renewed its contract with the vintage programming
network Me-TV, becoming what it calls a "true independent station." The
London Broadcasting station features a lineup of local shows that
includes The Texas Daily, The Broadcast, Lone Star Roads and DFW Sports

"KTXD will be a true, independent station and can call its own
shots on what we air," said KTXD VP/General Manager Brian Joyce. "Our
audiences want more. Our advertisers want more. And with an expansion of
our original local programs to additional stations throughout Texas,
we'll now have the flexibility to give them what they're asking for."

airs more than five hours of local programming per weekday. Last month,
some of KTXD's local programs debuted across a Texas network of
London-owned stations, including ones in Waco and Abilene. Syndicated
shows include Married With Children, All In the Family and I Dream of
, which KTXD says are "in higher demand than what Me-TV was

Me-TV did not comment at presstime.

The station will also carry a Dallas Cowboys-Chicago Bears game Dec 9.

are excited to watch everything fall into place with our most recent
moves to near statewide broadcasting and independence," Joyce said. "We
want to thank our great viewers who are loyal and excited about what
we're doing, and our advertisers for demanding more from us and helping
us grow."

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.