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New York, New York
United States
Slogan China's First English News Channel
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 32
Affiliations CCTV America
Owner NY Spectrum Holdings Company
Founded May 11, 1983
Sister station(s) WNYX-LD
Former callsigns W63AS (1983- 1987)
W38AM (1987 - 1994)
WXNY-LP (1994-2010)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
63 (UHF, 1983-1987)
W38AM (UHF, 1987-1994)
32 (UHF, 1994-2010)
32 (UHF, 2010- Oct 2013)
26 (UHF, Oct-Nov 2013)
Former affiliations America's Store (2004-2007)
Home Shopping Network (2002 - 2004)
LTV(1994 - 2002)
The Box (1991 - 2000)PBS via WVIA-TV(1983 - 1987) Independent via WLIG (1987 - 1991)Independent (2007-2012)
Transmitter power 25 kW (analog)
7.5 kW (digital)
Website http://english.cntv.cn

WXNY-LD is a low-power television station in New York, New York, broadcasting locally on channel 32.


As W63AS and W38AM[edit]

WXNY originally began on channel 63 as W63AS, and for a while it was an out of market translator of WVIA-TV for local schools. Like its sister station WNYX-LD, it later became a translator to the then WLIG. Due to interference to and from WMBC-TV, which is also on channel 63, it moved to channel 38 as W38AM. It became an affiliate of The Box in 1991.

As WXNY-LP[edit]

In 1994, call letters were changed to WXNY-LP and the station moved to channel 39. Around this time, it became an affiliate of a Spanish network called LTV; it continued to carry The Box on a part-time basis.

In 2002, WXNY-LP moved to channel 32 and became an affiliate of the Home Shopping Network, at the same time, its sister station, WNYN-LP, moved from channel 51 to channel 39 and became an affiliate of Azteca América. When W60AI became the HSN affiliate for the area, WXNY-LP became an affiliate of America's Store.

After the closing of America's Store, WXNY-LP began to air programming similar to that seen on Public-access television cable TV channels, including several hours per afternoon and overnight of a locally produced music video call-in request show hosted by young men and women in their late teens and early twenties. Callers would pay approximately $3.00 per call and could request up to two music videos per call. They could also briefly discuss issues going on in their personal lives. Other programming fare included a TV psychic. Programming during this time was often simulcasted on co-owned LPTV station WNYX-LP.

In summer of 2007, the station suspended operations as the studio moved to its new location in Times Square. By late November, it went back on the air as a relay translator of WNYX-LP. In April 2009, WXNY-LP once more suspended operations, due to a lack of technical personnel to operate the station.

As WXNY-LD[edit]

In late 2010, WXNY returned to the air for the third time with a Christian format and informercials under the LMA agreement with Jacobs Broadcasting. However early that year Jacobs ceased operation due to a fraud investigation and WXNY began to switch into a test pattern temporarily. In Spring 2011 Island Broadcasting agreed to sell WXNY to NY Spectrum Holdings Company. The station was sold to NY Spectrum Holding Company and operated by NY Broadband LLC in 2010. In 2011 WXNY switched to a new format in Chinese news programing as CCTV News English (32.1), CCTV News Spanish (32.3) and CCTV News Mandarin (32.2). As of 2013 a fourth sub channel was added 32.4 as Informercials under the WXNY calls. In October 2013, WXNY-LD's frequency moved from Channel 32 to Channel 26, but they still used Channel 32 as their virtual channel. Also in the fall of 2013, the CCTV programming simulcast moved from WNYX 35 (which went dark) to WXNY sister station WNXY 43. By December 2013, WXNY left Channel 26 and returned to Channel 32.

Digital Television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
32.1 480i 4:3 CCTV News CCTV America
32.2 480i 4:3 CCTV4 CCTV News Chinese
32.3 480i 4:3 CCTV News CCTV News Spanish
32.4 480i 4:3 WXNY Rev'n
32.5 480i 4:3 WXNY Retro TV
32.6 480i 4:3 WXNY Infomercials

Around late 2015, two new digital sub channels were added: Rev'n and Retro TV, with infomercials moved to 32.6. As of early 2016, Retro TV and Rev'n have been added on 32.4 and 32.5, marking the station's first two English language sub-networks since the "community access" programming era of 2007-2012 and the first networks since America's Store was shown from 2004-2007.

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