|Channels||Analog: 47 (UHF)
Digital: 47 (UHF) (CP)
(CBS Operations Inc.)
|Founded||August 23, 1989|
|First air date||1990|
|Call letters' meaning||Box Indianapolis (former affiliation)|
|Former callsigns||W47AZ (1990–2001)|
|Former affiliations||The Box (1990–2001)
MTV2 (2001–2004 and 2004–2007)
UPN (via WNDY-TV, 2004)
|Transmitter power||13.9 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
WBXI-CA, UHF analog channel 47, is a Tr3́s-affiliated television station located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation. WBXI-CA maintains transmitter facilities located atop the Chase Tower (near Monument Circle) in downtown Indianapolis.
The station first signed on the air in 1990 as W47AZ. Originally serving as an affiliate of the viewer-request music video network The Box, the station changed its call letters to WBXI-CA in 2001; that year, the station switched to MTV2 following that network's acquisition by Viacom, which acquired WBXI-CA. For a few months in 2004, channel 47 served as a repeater of then-sister station and UPN affiliate WNDY-TV (channel 23, now a MyNetworkTV affiliate); this ended when Viacom's Paramount Stations Group subsidiary sold WNDY-TV to the LIN TV Corporation, owners of CBS affiliate WISH-TV (channel 8), in February 2005.
Viacom retained ownership of WBXI-CA, before spinning it off to CBS Corporation in December of that year, following CBS's split from the former company; Viacom retained ownership of the MTV Networks, however the station maintained its MTV2 afffiliation. In 2007, the station switched to MTV2's Spanish language sister network MTV Tres.
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