WEPX-TV

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WEPX-TV
Greenville, North Carolina
City of license Greenville, North Carolina
Branding ION Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual channel: 38 (PSIP)
Subchannels See Below
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Greenville License, Inc.)
First air date December 1998; 16 years ago (1998-12)
Call letters' meaning Eastern Carolina's PaX
Sister station(s) WPXU-TV
Former channel number(s) 38 (UHF analog, 1998-2009)
51 (UHF digital, 2008-2012)
Transmitter power 271 kW
Height 154 m
Facility ID 81508
Transmitter coordinates 35°24′9″N 77°25′10″W / 35.40250°N 77.41944°W / 35.40250; -77.41944

WEPX-TV is one of two Ion Television affiliates for the Greenville/New Bern/Washington, North Carolina television market. The station is owned by ION Media Networks, and is a sister station to WPXU-TV. WEPX operates on UHF digital channel 26, and has operated since December 1998.

WEPX and WPXU were affiliates of MyNetworkTV from September 5, 2006 until September 27, 2009 when MyNetworkTV's affiliation switched over to WITN-TV, prior to this, the stations were solely affiliates of ION (then known as i and originally known as PAX TV). WEPX 38.1 is now broadcasting in High Definition.

Digital television[edit]

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 [1], the station did not initially receive a companion channel for a digital television station. WEPX was later assigned channel 51, and the digital signal signed on February 5, 2008. WEPX has filed a letter with the FCC requesting to move from channel 51 to channel 26. This is part of a larger move for the FCC to get TV stations off of channel 51 to prevent interference with cell phone devices.[citation needed] The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
38.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
38.2 480i 4:3 qubo qubo
38.3 IONLife Ion Life
38.4 Shop Ion Shop
38.5 QVC QVC
38.6 HSN HSN


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