NBC Boston Gets Soft Launch in Market

By Kevin Eck 

Over the air viewers in Boston can get a glimpse of NBC’s future with the Countdown to NBC Boston channel that launched today.

It’s the NBC-owned station’s push to get viewers to rescan their TV sets or set top boxes to WBTS on channel 8 and channel 60.2 in Northern Massachusetts and New Hampshire before the station launches for real on January 1, 2017.

Viewers will see newscasts simulcast from necn and a countdown calendar that will count down the days until January 1. Shows like Harry, Rachel Ray, Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live will also air along with Dateline, MASH and Frasier until January 1.

The temporary schedule for the “Countdown NBC Boston” channel can be found on NBCBoston.com.