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TimeWarner owner blacks out nostalgia TV channel

January 12, 2017 GMT

If you were looking for your favorite horse opera or 1960s-era situation comedy today offered from MeTV, Spectrum, the new owner of Time Warner Cable, pulled it off its cable menu for reasons the cable company did not reveal.

“In case if we get any update on the channel in the coming days, we’ll make sure it gets informed to you as well,” an agent in a Spectrum chat room said in response to a query.

A media contact at Spectrum’s corporate owner, Charter Communications in Stamford, Connecticut, did not return a telephone call from the Enterprise seeking comment.

MeTV offers shows like “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Leave it to Beaver,” “Gilligan’s Island,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Gunsmoke,” “Bonanza” and other famous westerns from the 1950s and 1960s.

In Beaumont, MeTV was available on cable channel 1288, but no longer appears on the cable guide.

The cable carrier has blacked out other channels in the past over fees for its programming.

MeTV offers little or nothing in new programming, focusing instead of decades-old TV shows.