B&C reporting WTVJ will be one of several NBC-owned station to get the group’s so-called Nonstop multicast channel airing original and re-purposed local content.
The idea was first tested in New York at WNBC which launched ‘New York Nonstop’ in 2009 as a pilot. The 24/7 channel has about 8 hours of local programming plus content from NBC production house LX and much like ‘The Daily Connection’ program ‘Nonstop’ will have content coming from NBC Local’s ‘content center’ in New York.
Wikipedia describes ‘New York Nonstop’ as 24-hour entertainment-oriented news service and lists ‘Meet The Press’ and the ‘Wallstreet Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo’, and the station’s 7PM newscast as some of the programs airing.
B&C says WTVJ will launch the channel “at the dawn of the new year” and our guess is that it will probably air on 6.2 terrestrial. And for the HD nerds among you the channel will be broadcast in 16:9, 480i letterboxed format