I've been watching MEtv locally [Tampa viewing area 8-2] with an antenna for a couple of years. On DISH it's channel 247
When MEtv first broadcast, their signal was a 4:3 format SD. Using the TV zoom function filled the screen. Even though every program they show was produced in a 4:3 format, they decided to go 16:9 which negated the zoom function. They must have received many complaints because a few moths later, they changed to format to a large 4:3 [but not full zoom]giving] just narrow side bands. The same signal is received on channel 247 [at least on my TV]
Yes Yes Yes, I've had Dish for a little over 2 years and the first thing I lost from my old cable company was MeTv. I kept asking about it every so often in their suggestion thread on this forum but no reply until yesterday. Thank You whoever decided to get MeTv on Dish. Now I can watch Svengoolie on Saturday nights.