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Why doesn’t WILM-TV broadcast a second over-the-air channel?

Mike Voorheis
StarNews

Q. Why doesn’t WILM-TV Channel 10 CBS broadcast a second over-the-air channel like WWAY, WECT, and WSFX?

In July 2012, WILM-TV General Manager Constance Knox told MyReporter that the station was looking into options for a second channel, but that it seemed too big of an investment and would not return a profit.

However, on Dec. 1, 2013, WILM did unveil a second channel, MeTV, with retro programming such as “The Brady Bunch” and “I Love Lucy.” Read out it here.

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One Response to “ Why doesn’t WILM-TV broadcast a second over-the-air channel?”

  1. On July 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm Elisa wrote:

    C’mon, WILM-TV is owned by Capital Broadcasting, one of the largest media outlets in NC. They own WRAL TV in Raleigh and they broadcast two secondary channels there. I really laugh at the no money excuses our local TV stations give. There are so many networks like MeTV, Antenna TV, MY TV or the CW that we do not get over the air here that people will watch and advertisers will support. It happens elsewhere but not in the poor little town of Wilmington. Boy the local TV stations went all out to brag about being first in digital, but now don’t really care anymore. Stations in Raleigh, Myrtle Beach, even New Bern/Washington/Greenville offer two secondary channels and WILM doesn’t even want to offer one … Hard to believe that excuse MS. KNOX.



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