On Dec. 31, Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee will stop its analog nightlight service, switching to MeTV programming on analog ch. 63.
Weigel Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WDJT Milwaukee (DMA 35) announced that at noon on Dec. 31, the station will end its simulcast of its signal on analog ch. 63.
Since the transition to digital television this past March, WDJT has been broadcasting an over-the-air analog signal on ch. 63 for homes that were not digital ready.
“We felt this was an important service that we could uniquely offer to television viewers Southeastern Wisconsin,” said Jim Hall, general manager of Weigel’s stations in Milwaukee. “Not everyone was ready for the digital transition, and with our simulcast, homes that were not prepared could still receive local news and weather on their analog television set. The CBS Network gave us special permission to continue our analog broadcast until the end of 2009.”
WDJT will continue to be broadcast over the air on ch. 58.1. Time Warner customers will continue to find the station on cable ch. 5 and HD 1005, Charter customers can locate WDJT on cable ch. 5 and HD channel 605, Directv and Dish have it on ch. 58 and AT&T U-Verse airs it on ch. 5 along with HD ch. 1005.
Weigel plans to continue offering programming on analog ch. 63, with a simulcast of its digital subchannel classic TV entertainment channel, MeTV.