WEAR, WKRG, WPMI, WFNA, WFGX and WJTC began broadcasting Thursday with NextGen TV technology.
The retransmission agreement with AT&T/DirecTV to carry the stations recently expired and after several extensions AT&T/DirecTV and the station were not able to reach an agreement that allows for further carriage.
Newport Television’s NBC affiliate made the switch to HD news with a new set over the weekend. The set, designed by Devlin Design Group, features a number of video displays and a Weather Central weather system. You can watch anchor Greg Peterson showing off the new digs here.