PMCM TV LLC. still does not have a construction permit for KVNV, the Middletown Township television station. In fact, a revised application specifying minimally reduced ERP and a minimally higher antenna was recently submitted to the FCC. Both applications are still outstanding.
As most of you are aware, KJWP Wilmington, in the Philadelphia, PA. market, is also owned by PMCM TV LLC. It is therefore likely that when KVNV signs on in Manhattan, NY. to serve Middletown Township, New Jersey, its programming will be nearly identical to KJWP, given that both stations are intended to serve as primary affiliates of the Me TV Network.
But here is a heads up for those who wonder what the programming will be like. According to another discussion forum, and specifically a sub-forum which discusses television in the Philadelphia market, "Paid Programming" was observed at 6AM ET. on KJWP Wilmington. So I checked the programming listings for that market. Sure enough, a four-hour block of paid programming airs weekdays from 5AM - 9AM, Saturday from 5AM - 8AM followed by mandatory E/I programming from 8AM - 11AM, and Sunday from 6AM - 9AM followed by additional mandatory E/I programming from 9AM - 11AM. It should be noted that the block of E/I programming carried by Me TV includes a Canadian television series, Edgemont, which aired from 2001 to 2005 on CBC Television.
What this all comes down to is that when KVNV signs-on, the overwhelming majority of New York City market viewers will finally have access to the Chicago-based classic television network Me TV. It has been long-awaited. So long, in fact, that about two months ago, some overly eager individuals twice went over to the KVNV Wikipedia page and vandalized it to reflect that the station was now airing in the NYC market. Apparently they felt, "so let it be written, so let it be done" But, unlike the direct feed that is presently enjoyed by the lucky bastards hooked up to the Time Warner Cable Manhattan system, the PMCM TV local affiliates will apparently not be providing an uninterrupted 24/7 feed from the Windy City. But despite the early morning interruption, viewers should still embrace this new programming service. KVNV will, after all, provide more hours of coverage than the Bridgeport, CT. affiliate did and be available to a significantly larger viewing population.