WIAT CBS 42 News Birmingham AL Channel Live Stream
Watch WIAT CBS 42 News Channel provides local breaking news and Radar Weather Forecast Live Online Streaming from Birmingham, Alabama, United States. WIAT is a UHF digital and virtual channel 42. The owner of this station is Nexstar Media Group.
WIAT CBS 42 News Watch Live Streaming
In 1949, Birmingham New company took a license from FCC for the station under the call letters WSGN-TV. Later in 1956, Southern Broadcasting, worked very hard to make the third television station in Birmingham. The station started its work on 17th October 1965 having new call letters “WBMG”. There was no change in the rating and call letters of the channel. In 1997, WBMG’s News market shares dropped leaving the channel behind from all the channels in the market. CBS WIAT was very much concerned about this drawback. Media General finally millions of dollars for making the channel worth working again.
The transmitter power of the WIAT CBS was 5 million watts. This was the highest power in FCC. This thing made the WIAT CBS News at the highest level leaving the other channels behind. In the market, CBS WIAT became the first TV that displays programs in high definition. After that all success, Media General changed the call letters to WIAT on 1st February 1998. Later, on 12th October 2006, Media General sold the CBS WIAT to New Version Television for 35 million dollars. Under this new ownership, there was a drastic change in the rating of this channel. WIAT CBS broadcast the whole programs of CBS effectively.