Lawmakers Voice Concerns About NBC’s New Boston O&O

Dec 9, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Some powerful Washington lawmakers are paying close attention to Boston, where NBC is about to launch its newest owned-and-operated station.

“Elizabeth Warren has joined Edward Markey, her fellow U.S. senator from Massachusetts, in calling on Comcast for proof that the company’s new NBC O&O in Boston will cover the entire market,” B&C reports.

Warren sent out a tweet Thursday saying: “Many in our communities rely on free broadcast TV. I share @SenMarkey’s concerns about NBC signal loss in MA & call on @comcast for answers.”

The new NBC station, WBTS, is due to launch Jan. 1.

“On Monday, Markey expressed his interest in a letter to Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts, asking for detailed information showing how the network plans to deliver the station to the entire Boston market, even though it doesn’t have as great a reach as the current NBC affiliate, Sunbeam’s WHDH,” B&C reports.


  1. WBTS is actually a low power station, and according to Scott Fybush, it’s not going to even come close to covering the Boston metro area.

  2. So, what channel will become WBTS? I never liked WHDH as it smirks of yellow journalism.

  3. Has any of these people heard it is a new century? People have cable, satellite and streaming. If they want to hear Elizabeth Warren rattling they can find her.

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