After WBFF, the Baltimore FOX affiliate, asked the FCC to stop the signal from WTTG, Washington, D.C.’s FOX owned station, from overlapping into three Maryland Counties, an executive from one of the affected counties is telling the FCC she wants her residents to keep getting both channels.
In July, WBFF asked the FCC to pull WTTG’s signal from three Maryland Counties where WBFF’s signal also broadcasts: Anne Arundel, Howard and Harford counties.
But Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman disagrees. “For nearly four decades, Anne Arundel County residents have had the benefit of both broadcast outlets,” said Neuman. “We don’t have a problem with WBFF-TV and believe it provides valuable programming to its many viewers. What poses a problem is the station’s attempt to bar its competition, and by extension, our residents’ ability to make their own programming choices.”
According to the Baltimore Sun, WBFF told the FCC that WTTG was no longer “significantly viewed” in the three counties.
TVSpy has asked for comment from both WBFF and FOX. We will update when we hear back.
image: Baltimore Business Journal