WHDH Thinks ‘Judge Got It All Wrong’ Files Appeal to Get Affiliation Back

By Kevin Eck 

Current Boston NBC affiliate WHDH is appealing a judge’s decision to throw out its lawsuit against Comcast last month.

“We filed a Notice of Appeal with the federal court,” WHDH owner Edmund Ansin said in short press release. “We believe the judge got it all wrong, so we are reviewing our options for an appeal.”

Earlier this year, NBC decided not to renew the affiliation with WHDH and announced plans to launch NBC Boston in 2017.

WHDH sued. U.S. Judge Richard Stearns tossed the lawsuit in May saying Comcast’s decision to create its own NBC station in the market “is simply an indurate consequence of doing business in a competitive and unsentimental marketplace.”