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What happened to Antenna TV (and Grit) -- WBIN channels in the Boston area?

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fredvanb wrote:

What happened to Antenna TV (and Grit) -- WBIN channels in the Boston area?

Apologies. WBIN-TV has dropped those channels and no longer offers these multi-cast channels in this area. Some details excerpted below from Wikipedia:


On February 17, 2017, Binnie Media announced that WBIN-TV had sold its spectrum in the FCC's spectrum incentive auction for $68.2 million; concurrently, the station's "remaining television license rights" will be acquired by an undisclosed "major television group" for an estimated $10–30 million in what it described as a "channel-sharing sale". In a statement, Bill Binnie said that the sale "makes WBIN-TV one of the most valuable media properties in the history of New Hampshire media." Binnie Media also announced that WBIN-TV would "cease broadcasting in the coming months", with proceeds from the sale going toward the acquisition of additional digital, outdoor, and radio assets.[38] On May 4, 2017, WBIN-TV filed to channel-share with WUTF-DT (channel 66).[39] In the channel sharing agreement, reached on January 11, 2016, the stations agreed to grant put and call rights that could result in WUTF's owner, Univision Local Media, acquiring the WBIN license; under the terms of the agreement, Univision would be required to change WBIN-TV"s call letters as a condition of the sale.[40] Univision exercised its option to buy the WBIN-TV license for $16,764,133.70 on May 8, 2017.[41]

No other television station in Boston has affiliated with Antenna TV, as of yet, making WBIN-TV the only television station in the Boston market to have ever affiliated with Antenna TV.[42] Grit is now being offered on the fourth subchannel of WUTF-DT.[43]


You may be able to obtain additional information from WBIN-TV directly, their contact information is below:

11 A St.
Derry, NH 03038
Phone: 603-845-1000


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