The channel numbers are the same and content on the channels are the same, 15-1 is still NBC Boston, 15-2 is still Cozi, the only thing that changed is the PSIP label. The 8-x signal has to remain on the air until they are ready to move to Providence, otherwise they can lose their license entirely for being off air for an extended time without what the FCC sees as a valid reason to request silent authority.
Windows Media Center though is going to be a nightmare for you until TiVO/Rovi fixes some mapping issues. They still have NBC Boston on 60-2 instead of Telexitos, they still have 48-1 WYDN pointing to RF 47, the order of the Ion subchannels on 21-x WGPX are screwed up, and they still have the RF numbers screwed up for WGBH and WGBX with 44-1 still pointing to RF 32, 2-2 pointing to RF 5, 2-3 pointing to RF 19, and are missing 44-2 entirely. If you use epg123 to get Gracenote's data for Windows Media Center you should be good after doing some manual additions because of a bug where Windows Media Center doesn't scan the VHF band.
Originally Posted by WorcOta
and it doesn't look WGBX/44.1 will be getting back a UHF HD feed anytime soon. Still haven't had any luck picking up WGBH on RF 5 in Worcester, hopefully they request a power increase soon
15-1 NBC Boston is staying on WGBX's signal, like mentioned earlier, WGBX's coverage area is nearly identicle to what will be the final coverage area of WBZ and WCVB when the work at Needham is done, while their sister Telemundo station WNEU has a much smaller directional coverage area.
No idea what will become of WYCN after it moves to Providence. If NBC doesn't sell it maybe it will become a HD simulcast of Telemundo for the northern portions of the Providence DMA since their Telemundo station WRIW is a SD only station spectrum sharing with WPXQ, who broadcasts from the southern part of the market near the Connecticut border. They could also use it to carry Cozi and Telexitos since Providence has no local affiliates of those networks.