WEPX-TV

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WEPX-TV
Greenville, North Carolina
United States
Channels Digital: 36 ( UHF)
Virtual: 38 ( PSIP)
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner Ion Media Networks
(Ion Media Greenville License, Inc.)
WPXU-TV
History
First air date
December 1998 (21 years ago) (1998-12)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
38 (UHF, 1998–2009)
Digital:
51 (UHF, 2008–2012)
26 (UHF, 2012–2020)
Secondary:
MyNetworkTV (2006–2009)
Call sign meaning
Eastern Carolina's PaX
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID81508
ERP850 kW
HAAT275 m (902 ft)
Transmitter coordinates 35°12′2.6″N 77°11′12.8″W / 35.200722°N 77.186889°W / 35.200722; -77.186889
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Website iontelevision.com

WEPX-TV, virtual channel 38 ( UHF digital channel 36), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated station licensed to Greenville, North Carolina, United States. The station is owned by West Palm Beach, Florida-based Ion Media Networks (the former Paxson Communications). WEPX-TV's transmitter is located northwest of New Bern, North Carolina.

WPXU-TV (channel 35) in Jacksonville, North Carolina operates as a full-time satellite of WEPX-TV.

WEPX and WPXU were affiliates of MyNetworkTV from September 5, 2006 until September 27, 2009 when MyNetworkTV's affiliation switched over to WITN-TV, prior to this, the stations were solely affiliates of Ion (then known as i: Independent Television and originally known as Pax TV).

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
38.1 720p 16:9 ION Main Ion Television programming
38.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
38.3 IONPlus Ion Plus
38.4 Shop Ion Shop
38.5 QVC QVC
38.6 HSN HSN


Analog-to-digital conversion

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 [1], the station did not initially receive a companion channel for a digital television station. WEPX was later assigned channel 51, and the digital signal signed on February 5, 2008. WEPX has filed a letter with the FCC requesting to move from channel 51 to channel 26. This is part of a larger move for the FCC to get TV stations off of channel 51 to prevent interference with cell phone devices.[ citation needed]

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