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NBC Boston launches January 1

Started by KyL416, November 01, 2016, 03:03:45 PM



Special "Countdown NBC Boston" Channel Begins November 10 Over-the-Air

New Website Launches November 10 with Mobile App

BOSTON, MA – November 1, 2016 – NBC Owned Television Stations Group today announced that NBC Boston will launch on Sunday, January 1, 2017 and provide both NBC network programming and all new NBC Boston local newscasts to viewers in the Greater Boston area, Southern New Hampshire and Northeastern Massachusetts.

NBC Boston will be available to cable and satellite subscribers primarily on cable channel 10 and viewers should check their local listings. Over-the-air reception for NBC Boston (call sign WBTS), will be available on channel 8 or 8.2 depending on location. NBC Boston will also stream over the TV Everywhere platform.

Beginning November 10, a "Countdown NBC Boston" channel will be available to over-the-air viewers in preparation for the January 1 launch of NBC Boston. During this time, viewers using over-the-air antennas are encouraged to rescan their television or set-top box to add channels 8 or 8.2 to their channel lineup before the January 1, 2017 launch.

On New Year's Eve, "Countdown NBC Boston" will feature a full night of First Night Boston coverage live from Copley Square. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

NBC Boston's local news lineup will feature some of the top journalists in the region including:

NBC Boston Today (4:30-7AM) 
Nick Emmons, anchor
Melody Mendez, anchor
Matt Noyes, chief meteorologist
Natasha Verma, traffic anchor
Latoyia Edwards, breaking news anchor

NBC Boston Now (Noon)
Brian Shactman, anchor
Latoyia Edwards, anchor
Michael Page, meteorologist

NBC Boston at 4 (4PM)
Joy Lim Nakrin, anchor
Shannon Mulaire, anchor
Pete Bouchard, meteorologist

NBC Boston at 5 (5PM)
Chris Emma, anchor
Audrey Asistio, anchor
Pete Bouchard, meteorologist

NBC Boston at 6 (6PM) and NBC Boston Tonight (11PM)
Phil Lipof, anchor
Shannon Mulaire, anchor
Pete Bouchard, meteorologist
Raul Martinez, sports anchor

NBC Boston at 7 (7PM)
Phil Lipof, anchor
Joy Lim Nakrin, anchor
Pete Bouchard, meteorologist
Raul Martinez, sports anchor

Weekend Morning News Team
Jeff Saperstone, anchor
Desiree Wiley, anchor
Jackie Layer, meteorologist

Weekend Evening News Team
Kristy Lee, anchor
Frank Holland, anchor   
Chris Gloninger, meteorologist

NBC Boston's weather coverage will include the largest weather team in the region along with an exclusive 10-day forecast, the SkyRanger helicopter, Weather Warrior storm chaser and the unprecedented state-of-the-art StormRanger, a fleet of mobile weather radar vehicles with a live Doppler radar that are exclusive to NBC and Telemundo-owned stations.

"NBC Boston Responds," a 24/7 consumer unit, will respond to every email and call the station receives from consumers with complaints from across the region. There will also be a dedicated investigative reporting unit called "The Investigators."

NBC Boston will premiere an all new daily lifestyle program called "The Hub Today" which will air Monday through Friday at 12:30PM and focus on the top fashion, food and travel stories of the day. Each Sunday morning "This is New England," a new public affairs program, will feature a panel of newsmakers from around the region discussing local issues.

Additionally, NBC Boston will carry NBC's signature programs including "The Today Show" (7AM), "NBC Nightly News" (6:30PM), "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" (11:30PM), "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (12:30AM) and "Sunday Night Football." Daytime syndicated programming will also air on NBC Boston including "Rachael Ray" (11AM), "Days of Our Lives" (1PM), "Access Hollywood Live" (2PM), "HARRY" (3PM), and "Access Hollywood" (7:30PM). will be the new website for NBC Boston and will launch November 10 followed by an NBC Boston app, bringing NBC Boston news and weather to audiences on the go. The desktop and mobile web site will provide coverage across the region. To help count down the days to the launch of NBC Boston, the "Countdown NBC Boston" calendar will be seen at the top of the homepage. NBC Boston's content will also be available on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

NBC Owned Television Stations
NBC Owned Television Stations, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, includes 11 local broadcast television stations and a regional news network serving the largest markets in the nation, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Connecticut, as well as Puerto Rico. The stations produce and broadcast more than 17,000 hours of local news and information programming and enterprise journalism each year that is important and relevant to the communities they serve, delivering it across multiple online, social media and digital out-of-home platforms. The division also operates COZI TV (, a national network that brings viewers some of America's most beloved and iconic television shows and hit movies, as well as the lifestyle production company, LX.TV, and the in-house marketing and promotions company, NBCUniversal Skycastle.