WBXI-CD

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WBXI-CD
Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
Channels Digital: 47 (UHF)
Affiliations Independent (weather)
Owner CBS Corporation
(CBS Operations Inc.)
Founded August 23, 1989 (1989-08-23)
First air date 1990 (1990)
Call letters' meaning Box Indianapolis (former affiliation)
Former callsigns W47AZ (1990–2000)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
47 (UHF, (1990-2015)
Former affiliations The Box (1990–2001)
MTV2 (2001–2004 and 2004–2007)
UPN (via WNDY-TV, 2004)
MTV Tres (2007-2014)
Transmitter power 13.9 kW
Class Class A
Facility ID 70416
Transmitter coordinates 39°46′11.00″N 86°9′26.00″W / 39.7697222°N 86.1572222°W / 39.7697222; -86.1572222
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS

WBXI-CD, UHF digital channel 47, is a 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.

History[edit]

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 Television Stations Group (now CBS Television Stations) subsidiary sold WNDY-TV to the LIN TV Corporation, owners of then-CBS (now CW) 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 affiliation. In 2007, the station switched to MTV2's Spanish language sister network MTV Tres.

Channel 47 is no longer airing Tr3s; instead, it is showing localized weather info.

Digital television[edit]

Digital Channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
47.1 480i 4:3 WBXI-CD Independent/Local Weather Information

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WBXI-CA maintained a construction permit to shut down its analog signal and flash cut its digital signal into operation on UHF channel 47 on September 1, 2015.[2] The station turned on its digital signal on August 21, 2015 and ceased operations of its analog signal on September 1, 2015, the mandatory date for Class A Low Powered Stations to cease operations.[3][4]

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