WTBS-LD

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WTBS-LP / WTBS-LD
WTBS LD logo.jpg
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Channels Analog: 6 (VHF)
Digital: 30 (UHF) PSIP 26
Subchannels 26.1 - Infomercials (720p)
26.2 - QVC
26.3 - Jewelry TV (480i)
26.4 - France 24 (480i)
26.5 - The Action Channel (480i)
26.6 - Newsmax TV (480i)
Owner Prism Broadcasting Network
Founded May 31, 1988
Sister station(s) WANN-CD 29 (32.x)
Former callsigns W56CD, W26BT, WANX-LP
Transmitter power 22.2kW (analog)
15kW (digital)
Height 293 m (961 ft) analog, 333 m (1,093 ft) digital
Class LPTV
Facility ID 53584 (a) / 168811 (d)
Transmitter coordinates 33°45′34″N 84°23′19″W / 33.75944°N 84.38861°W / 33.75944; -84.38861 (WTBS-LP TV transmitter)Coordinates: 33°45′34″N 84°23′19″W / 33.75944°N 84.38861°W / 33.75944; -84.38861 (WTBS-LP TV transmitter) (a), 33°48′26″N 84°20′21.8″W / 33.80722°N 84.339389°W / 33.80722; -84.339389 (WTBS-LD TV transmitter) (d)
Website http://www.wtbs26.com/
(WTBS station website)

WTBS-LP and WTBS-LD is a low-power TV station on TV channels 6 (analog) and 30 and PSIP channel 26 (digital) in metro Atlanta. The city of license is Atlanta, and the analog transmitter and antenna are located in downtown Atlanta atop the American Tower Site located at 315 Chester Avenue, Atlanta.

Summary[edit]

The digital station, which signed on in early January 2011, is located just northeast of the city on one of the two large towers on Briarcliff Road, along with its sister station WANN-CD which is also located at the same site along with WPCH-TV channel 17, the Superstation, WUVG-DT Channel 34 Univision, WGCL-TV Channel 46 CBS, and WHSG-TV Channel 63 Trinity Broadcasting which is the broadcast site for several other stations.

WTBS-LD currently broadcasts six television networks and is owned by Prism Broadcasting since 1991.

In 2014, the analog WTBS-LP has reappeared under special temporary authority on TV channel 6 which also broadcasts on 87.75MHz of the FM dial. All analog television channels were scheduled to cease broadcasting in September 2015; however, the FCC has recently extended the analog conversion date which will allow channel 6 and 87.75MHz to continue to broadcast indefinitely. Analog channel 6 is currently broadcasting an urban oldies format branded as "Old School 87.7", which is also carried via stereo audio on 87.75 FM.

History[edit]

It was originally W56CD in Rome, Georgia, then W26BT, then WANX-LP in January 2000, and finally WTBS-LP on October 15, 2007.

WTBS-LD also has a digital companion channel on virtual channel 26, RF channel 30 which broadcasts six television networks with an omni-directional pattern at maximum power allowed by the FCC.

Channel lineup[edit]

As of December 2016, the following grid is the list of channels transmitted on this station:

Channel Video Aspect Label Programming
26.1 720p 16:9 WTBS-HD Infomercials
26.2 480i 4:3 QVC QVC
26.3 JTV Jewelry TV
26.4 16:9 F24 France 24
26.5 4:3 TUFF TV The Action Channel
26.6 16:9 NEWSMAX Newsmax TV

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