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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 06:26 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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    "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.
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    WPTZ moved last summer in their new studios. They probably still use widescreen SD cameras for field reporting, but newscast studios are HD now.

    WCAX (CBS) is changing channel tomorrow, Oct 24, 2019, from UHF 22 to UHF 20. Signal for all channels from Mount Mansfield were lowered in the last 2 weeks while engineers were performing upgrades and maintenance to facilities. For Montrealers, UHF 20 is located between CBFT 19 and CBMT 21, neither of which are expected to change channel.

    Upcoming moves :
    - WFFF (Fox) is expected to move from UHF 43 to UHF 16.
    - WCFE (PBS) from UHF 38 to UHF 36.
    - WVNT (ABC) from VHF 13 to VHF 7.
    - CFTM (TVA) from VHF 10 to VHF 11.
    - CJNT (City) from UHF 49 to UHF 17.
    - CFHD (ICI) from UHF 47 to UHF 31.
    Last edited by InMontreal; 10-24-2019 at 09:36 AM.
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