WHCT-LD

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WHCT-LD
HartfordNew Haven, Connecticut
United States
ChannelsDigital: 35 (UHF)
Virtual: 35 (PSIP)
BrandingMeTV Hartford
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
OwnerWeigel Broadcasting
(TV-49, Inc.)
History
Former call signs
  • For canceled WHCT-LP:
  • W69CL (1991–1997; 1998–2001)
  • W32BV (1997–1998)
  • WHCT-LP (2001–2015)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
38 (UHF, 2001–2020)
Jewelry Television (until 2020)
Call sign meaning
W Hartford ConnecticuT
(heritage calls of WUVN)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID189254
ERP15 kW
HAAT284.9 m (935 ft)
Transmitter coordinates41°42′13″N 72°49′55″W / 41.70361°N 72.83194°W / 41.70361; -72.83194Coordinates: 41°42′13″N 72°49′55″W / 41.70361°N 72.83194°W / 41.70361; -72.83194
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitemetv.com

WHCT-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 35, is a low-powered MeTV owned-and-operated television station dually licensed to Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The station is owned by Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting. WHCT-LD's transmitter is located on Rattlesnake Mountain in Farmington.

History[edit]

The WHCT call letters, which were once used on channel 18 (now Univision affiliate WUVN), were adopted by the station in August 2001. Ten years after the station signed on, from 1991 to 2001, its call letters were W69CL, with a brief change to W32BV during a failed attempt to move it to channel 32 from 1997 to 1998.

In December 2019, Weigel Broadcasting agreed to purchase WHCT-LD from Venture Technologies Group for $1.5 million.[1] The sale was completed on September 30, 2020, and Weigel placed five of their networks on WHCT-LD immediately, replacing the Jewelry Television affiliation.[2]

Weigel had not had a Connecticut-based affiliate for any of its networks since WZME (channel 43, mainly serving the New York City market from Bridgeport) ended its affiliation with MeTV in 2015.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
35.1 720p 16:9 WHCT-HD Main WHCT-LD programming / MeTV
35.2 480i H&I Heroes & Icons
35.3 StartTV Start TV
35.4 Movies! Movies!
35.5 Decades Decades

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