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Brand NBC 10 Boston
City of License Nashau, New Hampshire
Market Boston, Massachusetts
Channel 32.3 digital
15 virtual
Repeated on 32 and 44 digital / 15.1 and 44.2 virtual

Subchannels: 15.2 (Telemundo)
15.3 (Cozi TV)
32 analog (1995-2004)
67 analog (2004-10)
60 virtual (2010-16)
Network Affiliation NBC
Founded 1988
Company NBCUniversal (Station Ventures Operations licensee; duopoly with WNEU)
Current Popular
Non-Network Shows

WBTS-LD is the NBC station serving Boston, Massachusetts. WBTS-LD broadcasts physically on channel 32 digital and 15 virtual and is licensed to Nashua, New Hampshire. It is rebroadcast on a subcarrier of Boston PBS affiliate WGBX.

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.

In 2019, WBTS was sold and changed calls to WYCN-LD, while the WBTS call was reassigned to channel 15 (RF)/32 (virtual) in Nashau. WYCN-LD furnished the retransmission of WBTS to Boston proper. WYCN will relocate its city of license to the Providence, R.I. market in the near future.

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 Hollywood The Voice Ordinary Joe NBC 10 Boston Tonight
Tuesday NBC 10 Boston News at 7 Access Hollywood The Voice La Brea New Amsterdam NBC 10 Boston Tonight
Wednesday NBC 10 Boston News at 7 Access Hollywood Chicago Med Chicago Fire Chicago P.D. NBC 10 Boston Tonight
Thursday NBC 10 Boston News at 7 Access Hollywood Law & Order
Special Victims Unit
Law & Order
Special Victims Unit
Law & Order
Organized Crime
NBC 10 Boston Tonight
Friday NBC 10 Boston News at 7 Access Hollywood La Brea Dateline NBC NBC 10 Boston Tonight
Saturday Access Hollywood Ordinary Joe Dateline NBC SNL Retro NBC 10 Boston Weekend Tonight
Sunday Football Night in America Sunday Night Football NBC 10 Boston Weekend Tonight

External Links

Official site