The new station in Middletown, N.J., that went off the air earlier this week over a PSIP channel dispute, returns following FCC approval of a temporary stay pending an Appeals Court ruling next month.
Wednesday afternoon, PMCM TV, owner of WJLP Middleton, N.J. (New York) went back on the air. The MeTV affiliate had gone dark on Tuesday following an order from the FCC over a channel dispute with WFSB Hartford, Conn.
According to Bob McAllan, CEO of PMCM, yesterday the FCC granted PMCM’s request for a temporary stay “granting us the ability to go back on the air, which we did at roughly 3 p.m.”
The stay remains in effect until Dec. 1, McAllan said, giving the commission the opportunity to answer PMCM’s filing disputing the FCC order at the U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 18. PMCM’s reply is due the following day.