WMBQ-CD New York is On The Air
On March 28, 2012, WMBQ-CD New York, UHF Channel 46, has began actual transmissions for the first time under its new ownership, Prime Time Partners LLC.
Presently, the primary channel 46-1 known as WMBQ 1
is carrying an Hispanic station which has been airing infomercials in English and Spanish. Two PSAs and Station ID airs at the top of each half hour.
As of the time of this posting, this editor is uncertain whether this is an Hispanic TV network or independent programming. It can be confirmed that this is not Azteca America or Estrella TV.
Subchannels 46-2, 46-3, and 46-4 are each airing an EBR Test Pattern without Audio. A horizontal solid black bar runs through the middle of the screen. White dot-matrix style text sits inside the bar which reads "WMBQ-CD NEW YORK"
WMBQ-CD first came on the air for about a day in either November or December 2011 in a testing phase. During that incarnation, only one stream was transmitted over Channel 46-1. It was an SMPTE Test Pattern without audio. A thicker horizontal solid black bar ran through the middle of the screen. White dot-matrix style text sat inside that bar which read "WMBQ-CD NEW YORK". The aspect ratio was dynamic yet the program was shown in Stretch-o-Vision (Squeeze would return the image to a conventional 3:4 aspect ratio). No channel name information was available.
This editor experienced considerable reception difficulties during this initial testing phase. Conversely, reception is presently significantly better, albeit not without occasional dropouts.Technical Specs
WMBQ-CD New York presently transmits four subchannels. Each of them are SD with a 3:4 static aspect-ratio. Language is English. PSIP TVCT displays the channel name as WMBQ #
(The # corresponds to each subchannel; eg. "WMBQ 1"). Time is accurate. Program guide information is non-specific.
See other WMBQ-CD related topics:WMBQ-CA New York Sold for $5,250,000