The Fox-owned New York stations will move their transmitters to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere early next year.
Fox-owned WNYW and WWOR New York will move their broadcast facilities from the Empire State Building to One World Trade Center, effective in early 2018, it was announced Wednesday.
“We are pleased to welcome Fox’s WNYW and WWOR to One World Trade Center’s broadcast facility,” said John Lyons, assistant vice president and director of broadcast communications of The Durst Organization, which manages, operates and leases the building. “One World Trade Center has re-established itself as the preeminent broadcast facility in New York and by early 2018, seven TV stations will transmit their broadcast from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.”
This summer, WNJU, Telemundo 47, was the first television station to broadcast from One World Trade Center. It will now be the primary broadcast location for seven of New York City’s 10 TV broadcasters.
The building is managed, operated, and leased by The Durst Organization.