Well these are some rough photos from the chief meteorologist of NBC's New Boston station dubbed well NBC Boston. The station broadcasts from WBTS-LD (low power station in Boston), a subchannel on WNEU (NBC's full power Telemundo station with a transmitter in New Hampshire) and on a leased subchannel on religious station WMFP to cover the market fully. The reason for all these stations is because WNEU, which was already owned by NBC, barely covers the northern part of Massachusetts as its based in New Hampshire (which is part of the Boston DMA), WBTS was previously owned by a partner of NBC that previously owned WNEU and continued as a translator of WNEU as WTMU (which barely covers the city) , WMFP was just added for additional coverage. WBTS and WNEU broadcast all the same subchannels in their multiplexes (NBC & Telemundo at 1080i, Cozi and Telexitos in SD widescreen) - just with different numbering schemes while WMFP just carries NBC at 720p.
More to do with the US station acronym policy than your writing style but I read that post and all I see is a collection of letters.
I've been following this story for a while too, and none of it makes sense to me.
The general gist of it is that NBC wanted to own its own station in Boston. The eccentric, stubborn octogenarian owner of the NBC affiliate there (WHDH channel 7) told NBC to pound sand rather than sell his station directly to NBC. The giant NBC, which is owned by Comcast, a major cable provider, then decided to strip WHDH of its NBC affiliation and start up an NBC-owned station from scratch, called WBTS and branded as NBC Boston.
NBC is launching the new station using resources from New England Cable News, a regional news channel owned by Comcast, and the Telemundo affiliate in nearby New Hampshire, the Spanish language network and station owned by NBC. But because it's nearly impossible to get a new license for an over-the-air signal from scratch these days, NBC is relying on a patchwork of low power signals and cable carriage to get the signal to actually cover Boston.
Because NBC Boston's signal is based in New Hampshire, not Boston, where the former affiliate WHDH is based, the coverage is spotty to say the least. The whole thing is silly, confusing, and mostly boils down to a greedy feud between NBC and the much smaller owner of WHDH. I can only imagine how confusing it is for Boston area viewers who actually have to deal with it. The jigsaw puzzle of low power TV stations that NBC has had to piece together to get a passable signal into the city of Boston is by no means a typical situation for US television.
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