Frequently Asked Questions about the FOX Move

Fox Programming Moving to Indiana's NewsCenter August 1st

By INC News Staff

June 20, 2011 Updated Jun 24, 2011 at 2:37 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) --- FOX Television programs like "Glee", "American Idol", "Simpsons" and your Sunday NFL games are moving to the networks of Indiana's NewsCenter.

Beginning August 1, 2011, FOX Entertainment and Sports Network will move to Indiana's NewsCenter's WISE-TV/DT 33.2 and will be known as MyFOX Fort Wayne.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the FOX move to Indiana's NewsCenter:

MyFOX Fort Wayne Fact Sheet

With the announcement that beginning August 1st Fox network programming will be moving to the new MyFox Fort Wayne, we’re sure there will be plenty of questions in the months to come. Below are a few fast facts to help aid in the transition and alleviate any confusion.

• Beginning August 1st, Fox primetime and sports programming will be seen on MyFox Fort Wayne broadcast over the air on digital 33.2. These are Fox prime shows like Glee, American Idol, NFL football, NASCAR as well as new Fox fall shows like The X Factor and Terra Nova.

• The move does not affect in any way NBC programming on NBC33 (33.1)

• This move resulted from a contract dispute between Fox Broadcasting and the parent company of WFFT, Nexstar Broadcasting. Their affiliation agreement expired over a year ago with no resolution. Fox recently approached Granite as a possible outlet for Fox programming. This is unrelated to WFFT news, ownership, staff or other syndicated programming on that channel.

• MyFox Fort Wayne will have a live 16:9 newscast weeknights at 10pm

• MyFox Fort Wayne is currently available free over the air on 33.2, Comcast 252, Fios 9 and Mediacom 62. Granite is working with all cable & satellite providers to have full HD channels available by the August 1st launch. A complete guide will be posted on our website at incnow.tv as well as FB. INC will also have a toll free hotline to answer questions leading up to and following the switch.

• Fox programming nor 10pm news on the new MyFox Fort Wayne is not related to the Fox News Channel.

• To maximize full HD quality, 24/7 radar and weather ticker on The VIPIR Channel will be moving over the air from its current location on 33.3 to 21.3 (but remains on Comcast 249).

More background:

FOX recently finished the 2010 / 2011 broadcast season as the number one rated network for adults 18-49 for the 7th consecutive year.

When Fox approached Granite Broadcasting about moving the network from WFFT, Granite executives jumped at the opportunity.

The Ft. Wayne station, to be known as WISE-TV/DT is currently a MyNetworkTV affiliate. The station will air a local newscast five nights a week at 10 P.M. and operate out of WISE-TV's existing Butler Road offices in Ft. Wayne that house its news, sales, marketing, engineering and management team.

There will be no loss of jobs at Indiana's NewsCenter.

Read the entire statement issued by Fox Television and Granite Broadcasting:

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