WCVB-TV BOSTON, MA

Display
Channel
Physical
Channel
VideoAudioCall Sign       Network/Programming   NicknameNotes
05-1 33.31080iDD5.1 SAP Audio IconWCVBABC "News Center 5 HD" 
05-233.4480i (w)DD2.0 SAP Audio IconMeTVMe-TV  

Technical Data

FAC-ID: 65684 
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DTX-LIC:
Granted
Channel 33 Longley-Rice coverage map available. BOSTON, MA
0000071503 (25076f9169e0309d0169ef101862718d) - App
0000080041 (25076f916c4dc925016c53de72ee11b6) - App
1147' 922 kW ND (H)
(55.9 kW + 12.17 dB gain = 922 kW ERP)
62.9 mile contour / 12423.2 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 7,532,530
1139' AGL; 1290' AMSL; (1004233)
0.7° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
Dielectric TUM-AP-O4-14/56H-2-B
NAD83: N 42° 18' 10.7", W 71° 13' 4.9" (42.302972, -71.218028) Cabot Street (MA)
DTV-STA:
Granted
Channel 33 Longley-Rice coverage map available. BOSTON, MA
0000080451 (25076ff36c8d168f016c9084843000f4) - App - (Exp. 01/27/2020)
1092' 350 kW DA (H) Directional Pattern
53.4 mile contour / 8973.8 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 7,107,533
1082' AGL; 1235' AMSL; (1003433)
0.5° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
[H-Pat] Dielectric TFU-24WB C160H
NAD83: N 42° 18' 37", W 71° 14' 12" (42.310278, -71.236667) CBS Tower (MA)
DTV-CP:
Granted
Channel 33 Longley-Rice coverage map available. BOSTON, MA
0000034567 (25076ff35f58800d015f68ee081e2675) - App - (Exp. 01/29/2020)
1274' 922 kW ND (E) (Vertical ERP: 230.5 kW)
64.9 mile contour / 13239.2 sq. mi. area / Est. Pop. 7,707,431
1264' AGL; 1417' AMSL; (1003433)
0.75° Elec Beam Tilt; Full Service Filter
Dielectric TUM-AP-O4-14/56H-2-T
NAD83: N 42° 18' 37", W 71° 14' 12" (42.310278, -71.236667) CBS Tower (MA)
  TSID: 1361 (0x0551)

  TSReader Data: HTML Export (09/29/2017)   
  Bitrate Allocation: Variable

Digital
Channel
Display
Channel
Call SignSrc
ID
PMT
PID
VideoDimensionsAspect
Ratio
Video
PID
Video
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PCR
PID
Audio
Type
Audio
PID
Audio
Bitrate
33.305-1WCVB10x00301080i1920x108016:90x003115.55 ‑ 16.20x0031DD5.10x0034448kbps
33.405-2MeTV20x0040480i720x48016:90x00411.95 ‑ 2.450x0041DD2.00x0044384kbps

Ownership, Repack, Historical, and Translator Data

OperatorHearst-Argyle
LicenseeHearst Stations Inc.
Repack: 
Form 387 0000084019
Form 399 0000026707
DTV Transition: 
Certification Analog channel 5. Digital channel 20.
Elected Round 1  : Elected channel 20. (Approved)
Final Channel Channel 20.
Last Analog: 
Channel 5  :  1158' 61.7 kW ND
Call Sign History:
  WCVB    
  WCVB-TV    
  WCVB-TV    
  WCVB-TV    
  WCVB-TV    
Station has no translators.

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