WTAE drops weather channel, adds movie channel

Thursday, 30 July 2009 07:58 AM Written by 

At 5 a.m. Monday WTAE will drop its weather/traffic digital subchannel (Channel 4.2) in favor of This-TV Pittsburgh, a free movie channel of films from the MGM, United Artists and Orion vaults. Hearst Television, WTAE's owner, signed an affiliation agreement to carry This-TV on its stations' digital subchannels earlier this year.

I've heard more viewers express an interest in and appreciation for WPXI's RTN channel than any other digital subchannel, so This-TV Pittsburgh seems like a better bet for WTAE than the weather channel it replaces.

In addition to over-the-air, This-TV Pittsburgh can be found on local cable systems, including: Comcast (Channel 204), former Adelphia Comcast (Channel 188), FiOS TV (Channel 461), Armstrong (Channel 450) and Atlantic Broadband (Channel 110).


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