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WYCC Is Back, Sort Of?

"Chicago public TV station WYCC-Ch. 20, which went off the air in November, is set to return next month thanks to a channel-sharing agreement with former rival WTTW-Ch. 11," the Tribune reports.

"The new channel, dubbed WYCC MHz Worldview, will borrow a portion of WTTW's airwaves beginning at 5 a.m. April 23 to run the full slate of international dramas and newscasts that formerly aired on one of WYCC's secondary digital channels."



"Viewers may have to hunt to find the station's new home. WYCC, which went dark Nov. 27, will broadcast on Channel 20.1, but over-the-air viewers will need to re-scan available channels to pick up the new frequency. Chicago-area Comcast subscribers will be able to watch WYCC on Channel 372."



"WYCC will air everything from Swedish drama Missing to France 24 Live as part of the renewed affiliation with MHz Worldview, a Virginia-based public TV network. WYCC's primary channel - a mix of local shows and PBS staples - is gone for good."



So, I guess I'm confused. The full slate of WYCC programming is back, but just on a harder-to-find channel? Or will just some shows be featured but not the "mix of local shows and PBS staples" that was shown on WYCC's now-gone-forever primary channel?



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* Goodbye, WYCC.


Comments welcome.


1. From Chad Rubel:

WYCC had three channels: 20-1 was PBS programming; 20-2 indigenous from Canada; 20-3 mix of international news and drama. Only the latter channel will return. That will be on 20-1 and 372 on Comcast.


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