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  1. #1
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    CW Burlington-Plattsburgh-Montreal : The CW moves to WPTZ

    Starting tonight, The CW affiliation will air on WPTZ 5.2. Rest of the programming remains Me-TV.

    As for WFFF 44.2, their daytime programming remains the same, syndicated programming, while entertainment shows like TMZ will fill the 8pm-10pm slots.

    Official statement : http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new...z/-/index.html
    Last edited by InMontreal; 03-04-2013 at 05:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    Starting tonight, The CW affiliation will air on WPTZ 5.2. Rest of the programming remains Me-TV.

    As for WFFF 44.2, their daytime programming remains the same, syndicated programming, while entertainment shows like TMZ will fill the 8pm-10pm slots.
    Works well for me. I can get the local CBS, NBC and PBS affiliates, but forget ABC and FOX with my digital flatbed antenna. With The CW on 5.2, I'll no longer have to wait until Sunday to watch Nikita on CTV Two.

    I must say this is intriguing. Any news behind this move?

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    Just added the link above :)
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    It's been a while, but there are some changes over WVNY and WFFF.

    - To those lucky ones who can receive hard-to-get WVNY (ABC), they added 22.2 Laff and 22.3 Grit, last sunday, Aug 21.
    - Over WFFF (Fox), they added 44.2 Escape and 44.3 Bounce TV, yesterday.

    As usual, some TV brands will automatically find them while some other brands need a scan.
    Personally, I would have prefer they added an SD 16:9 simulcast of WVNY on 44.2...
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    "Ne jamais s'obstiner avec un épais. Il va vous abaisser à son niveau et vous battre avec l'expérience."

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    "In the FCC's incentive auction, WNNE sold its spectrum for $50,464,592".

    WNNE was a semi-satellite of WPTZ, licensed to Hartford, Vermont with its transmitter located on Mount Ascutney in Windsor, Vermont, shared with a Vermont PBS retransmitter. On July 22, 2018, WNNE's transmitter on UHF 25 was shut down, its NBC affiliation terminated. WPTZ's signal from Mount Mansfield doesn't reach Hartford.

    In some twisted plan, WNNE's licence was relocated to Montpelier, located 85 km North, and Hearst affiliated WNNE to existing The Valley CW. The PSIP 5.2 is gone and was replaced with 31.1, PSIP display as "WNNE-HD".

    While Hearst is laughing all the way to the bank, you'll probably need to rescan your PVR / TV if you're looking for The CW. Hopefully part of the $50 million will help them upgrade newscasts to High Definition.
    "It's not a rerun if you haven't watched it yet." (© 2010 by TVViewer)
    "Ne jamais s'obstiner avec un épais. Il va vous abaisser à son niveau et vous battre avec l'expérience."

 

 

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