NBC Gives Partial Look at How It Will Broadcast to Boston

By Kevin Eck 

It looks like NBC Boston (with the still not confirmed call letters of WBTS) may reach Boston viewers through Telemundo station WNEU after the station group adds low-power station WTMU.

“We are purchasing a station in Boston to immediately supplement the current coverage of our WNEU footprint in the market and it will factor into our plan for NBC Boston,” an NBCUniversal spokesperson told TVSpy. “We will release more details soon.”

While NBC didn’t confirm it was buying low-power station WTMU, FCC documents filed on Sept. 15, show Margaret Tobey, vp of Regulatory Affairs at NBCUniversal as a representative assignee on an Application for Transfer of Control of a Corporate Licensee or Permittee, or for Assignment of License for a Low Power Television Station.


We recently reported a Bizapedia page lists WBTS Television LLC as a Massachusetts company formed on July 13, 2016. The two principals listed are both Comcast executives based in New York, while the LLC’s principal address is in Universal City, CA, NBCU’s West Coast HQ.