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No, the programming is the same, just the digital version is on Ch 28. By the way, the digital versions of the stations are ALL on different actual channels from the analog versions. The stations transmit a special code which tells your receiver which virtual channel number to display. The FCC set this up at the insistence of the stations so they would not have to change their long-established advertising, logos etc.
So WTVW digital is actually Ch 28 in the UHF band. Similarly, WFIE (14) digital is on Ch 46, WEVV (44) digital is on Ch 45, WEHT (25) is on Ch 59, and WNIN (9) is on Ch 12. As far as I know, at the end of the transition period next year, WTVW, WFIE and WEVV will keep their existing digital channel assignments. (Thus channels 7, 14 and 44 will become vacant.) WEHT and WNIN plan to move their digital signals to their existing analog assignments, 25 and 9, respectively.