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Frndly TV adds Me TV Plus, Justice Central to budget streamer

Frndly TV's electronic program guide makes it easy to find channels and content to watch.
Frndly TV’s electronic program guide makes it easy to find channels and content to watch. (Image via Frndly TV app, Graphic by The Desk)

Budget-friendly streamer Frndly TV added Weigel Broadcasting’s retro channel Me TV Plus earlier than scheduled.

The channel, which was set to debut on the streaming service on Wednesday, debuted a full day earlier, bringing classic TV shows like “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Maverick,” “The Rifleman,” “Green Acres” and “The Flying Nun” to customers of the $8 a month service.

Me TV Plus is a companion channel to Me TV, which offers a similar line-up of classic shows and original programs like “Svengoolie.” The addition of Me TV Plus marks the first time the channel has been distributed nationwide on any pay TV platform.

In addition to the Me TV network, Frndly TV offers a number of other Weigel-owned channels, including Story Television, Catchy Comedy, Heroes & Icons and Start TV.

On Friday, Frndly TV will also add Allen Media Group’s Justice Central TV, which offers syndicated courtroom shows. For years, Frndly TV has offered Allen Media’s The Weather Channels to its streamers.

Frndly TV bills itself as “the most-affordable live TV streaming service,” and offers more than 40 channels of general entertainment, lifestyle, knowledge and classic TV channels, starting at $7 a month. Channels include A&E, History Channel, Hallmark Channel, the Weather Channel, FYI, Lifetime, Game Show Networok, Ion and Family Movie Channel.

New customers can try the service for seven days without paying anything as part of an extended free trial offer. Frndly TV is supported on RokuAmazon Fire TVApple TV and Android TV (Google TV), as well as most popular phones and tablets.

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