Despite having one of the most valuable TV stations in the country, New York City has decided to hang onto its public channel, WNYE, rather than sell its airwaves in the upcoming spectrum auction. The FCC set an opening bid on WNYE at $769 million. But the city didn’t submit an application, instead electing to continue airing shows like Firehouse Kitchen and Neighborhood Slice. Subscribers to The Wall Street Journal can read more.
The City University of New York cable channel, available in the five boroughs since the 198os, now also broadcasts over the air on WNYE’s ch. 25.3, with a signal reaching 35 miles.
CUNY TV, the television service of the City University of New York, today announced its new, expanded free digital broadcast signal on ch. 25.3, which, it says, nearly quadruples its household availability in the metro-area. Residents of Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester and even parts of Connecticut can now watch CUNY TV’s programming for free […]