A spokesperson for NBCUniversal said the company is buying a TV station in Boston that will be a part of its plan for the new NBC Boston.
Adweek’s TVSpy reports that the network may come to viewers through the current Telemundo station WNEU with the addition of low-power station WTMU.
The report quotes the NBCU spokesperson saying: “We are purchasing a station in Boston to immediately supplement the current coverage of our WNEU footprint in the market and it will factor into our plan for NBC Boston. We will release more details soon.”
Word surfaced recently via a Bizapedia page that NBC’s new station may have the call letters WBTS, but the report notes that nothing has been confirmed.
“While NBC didn’t confirm it was buying low-power station WTMU, FCC documents filed on Sept. 15 show Margaret Tobey, VP of Regulatory Affairs at NBCUniversal, as a representative assignee on an Application for Transfer of Control of a Corporate Licensee or Permittee, or for Assignment of License for a Low Power Television Station,” the TVSpy report notes.