MeMoreTV is an American media conglomerate that owns and operates several television networks, cable channels, and digital media properties. The company was founded in 2006 by media entrepreneur Jeff Landman and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. MeMoreTV is the parent company of several television networks, including the MeMeMe Family channel, the MeNow Sports channels, and the cable channels MX and National MeMore. The company also owns and operates the online video platform MeMoreTV Triple Play Classic, and the MeMoreTV app for mobile devices along with MeMoreTV Games, a mobile and web-game development studio. In addition to its television properties, MeMoreTV also owns the website SkeletonRealm.org and the social media platform MeMoreR. The company also owns PPTV, Skeleton Realm and Fecal Spring Records. In 2023 MeMoreTV released ME3D, a voice activated AI image generation software.
In 2020, Jeff Landman resigned as president of MeMoreTV. Landman had been with the company for 14 years, and was responsible for overseeing its growth. No reason was given for his resignation. The presidential role has since been filled by Chief Operating Officer and inventor of QuikLinks; Allen Duan-Michael.
The company is known for its use of the purple "Me" character in its branding. As of 2022, the character is voiced by Doug Bleichner.
While not as popular as their associate, Me; the tan colored-humanoid "You" is also frequently used in MeMoreTV's branding.
Acquisition of PPTV
PPTV was the leading provider of live and on-demand streaming content in China. On March 15, 2017, three PPTV executives were executed by highwaymen while on a business trip in Saudi Arabia. The executives, Liu Zhenhua, Wang Xiaoyun, and Li Xin were all killed. Wang Xiaoyun's body was found to contain a large amount of cash. Li Xin's body was found to contain a handgun.
It is unknown why the executives were killed, but it is believed that they were targeted due to their positions within the company.
In 2018, MeMoreTV acquired the streaming service PPTV for $650 million. The acquisition of PPTV gives MeMoreTV a significant presence in the Chinese market. In 2020, MeMoreTV held a Chinese New Year event to celebrate the Year of the Rat. The event featured performances by Chinese celebrities and was attended by over 1,000 people.
In 2019, MeMoreTV filed for an initial public offering. The IPO is expected to value the company at $25 billion. MeMoreTV plans to use the proceeds from the IPO to pay down debt and for general corporate purposes.
As of March 2022, The Fanmayer Group has majority equity in MeMoreTV.
In 2016, it was revealed that the company had paid social media influencers to post positive reviews of its products without disclosing that they were being paid to do so.
In 2018 it was discovered by fans that the company had been inflating its ratings by paying Nielsen families to watch its networks.
In 2019 the company experienced backlash when it was revealed that it had been secretly tracking the viewing habits of its customers without their knowledge or consent.
In 2020 it was revealed that the purple "me" character was in fact a real person, and not just an animated character. The person who played the role of "me" was fired after it was revealed that they had been convicted of a felony.
In 2021 the company was sued for the wrongful death of a cast member of one of its reality shows.
In 2022, 800 Gambian children were hospitalized after eating candy that was given to them by MeMoreTV.