WBTS-LD

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WBTS-LD
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Brand NBC 10 Boston
City of License Boston, Massachusetts
Market Boston, Massachusetts
Channel 46.3 digital
8 virtual
Repeated on 34.4 and 43.3 digital / 15.1 and 60.2 virtual

Subchannels: 8.2 / 60.1 (Telemundo)
8.3 / 60.3 (Cozi TV)
8.4 / 60.4 (TeleXitos)
Previous:
32 analog (1995-2004)
67 analog (2004-10)
60 virtual (2010-16)
Network Affiliation NBC
Previous: Telemundo (1995-2016)
Founded 1995
Company NBCUniversal (Station Ventures Operations licensee)
President
Current Popular Non-Network Shows

WBTS-LD is the NBC station serving Boston, Massachusetts. WBTS-LD broadcasts physically on channel 46.3 and is displayed on virtual channel 8. It is also repeated on WNEU-DT2/channel 60.2 (digital 34.4) in Merrimack, New Hampshire and has repeated on WMFP-DT5/channel 62.5 (digital 18.5) in Lawrence, Mass. temporarily since December 21, 2016.

WBTS-LD began in 1995 as W32AY and then changed calls to WTMU-LP in 2002. It aired on analog channel 32 to 2004 and analog 67 to 2010. It used virtual 60 when it moved its digital physical channel to 46. In 2015, NBC announced it would not renew its affiliation with WHDH/channel 7. After several legal challenges by Sunbeam Television (owner of WHDH), NBC announced it would move to WBTS, which was given FCC approval to move its virtual channel to 8. The move was made on January 1, 2017. Comcast, Dish and DirecTV have the station on channel 10 on their channel line-ups (810 for HD on Comcast) while other cable providers have it on varying channel spots.

Its on-air branding of "NBC 10 Boston" is predicated on its channel position on Boston cable systems. Some viewers feel this may cause confusion as WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence, R.I., displays on channel 10 (RF 50, soon to be 25) and reaches most of Boston over the air. In the upcoming digital repack, WBTS's main digital RF of 46 will move to 36. The repeaters of 43 (WYCN-LD/ch. 15 and WGBX/ch. 44) and 34 (WNEU/ch. 60) will respectively move their RFs to 32 and 29.


Current NBC Prime-Time Schedule

Day 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00
Monday NBC 10 Boston News at 7 Access The Voice Manifest NBC 10 Boston Tonight
Tuesday NBC 10 Boston News at 7 Access The Voice This Is Us New Amsterdam NBC 10 Boston Tonight
Wednesday NBC 10 Boston News at 7 Access Chicago Med Chicago Fire Chicago PD NBC 10 Boston Tonight
Thursday NBC 10 Boston News at 7 Access Superstore The Good Place Will & Grace I Feel Bad Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC 10 Boston Tonight
Friday NBC 10 Boston News at 7 Access Blindspot Midnight, Texas Dateline NBC NBC 10 Boston Tonight
Saturday Access Weekend Dateline NBC Dateline NBC Dateline NBC NBC 10 Boston Weekend Tonight
Sunday Football Night in America Sunday Night Football NBC 10 Boston Weekend Tonight

External Links

Official site