WVNY launched on Aug 19, 1968 is a Burlington-based ABC affiliated station broadcasting in Northern Vermont’s Champlain Valley and Upstate New York. Mission Broadcasting is the owner of the channel while Nexstar Media Group operates it via an LMA. WFFF-TV, affiliated with Fox and owned by Nexstar is the sister of the WVNY. The studios of the sisters are located on Mountain View Drive in Colchester, Vermont with transmitter installed on Mount Mansfield. Charter Spectrum, Comcast Xfinity and Time Warner Cable are the sister of the WVNY. Apart from serving Plattsburg and Burlington areas, it at present owns one of the largest viewership in Southern Quebec.
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WVNY went on air on Aug 19, 1968 on analog channel 22 and later became the first broadcaster in area to air color broadcasts. The original studios of the channel were located on Hegeman Avenue in Colchester. The calls were change to WEZF in 1974 to align its identity with the radio sister WEZF 92.9 FM. However, the call letters were changed to WVNY in 1982. The studios were also relocated to Market Square, Off Shelburne Road/US 7 in South Burlington. It hosted 1980 Winter Olympics and the famous hockey game between the teams of US and Soviet Union. WMTW in Portland, Maine for many years remained a competitor of the WVNY also affiliated with ABC.
In 1982 Citadel Communications purchased the channel from International TV Corporation. Both WMGC and WVNY were released to US Broadcast Group in 1995 before it sold the them to Straightline Communications in 1998. It was acquired by Lambert Broadcasting in 2005as the company entered into an LMA with Smith Media which owned WFFF-TV. The studios of the station were then moved to Colchester. Lambert released it asset to Mission Broadcasting on Nov 5, 2012 while WFFF was acquired by Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Federal Communications Commission on Jan 14, 2013 gave approval of the sale which was finalized on March 1, 2013. Upon the merger of Media General with Nexstar, the latter became the owner of WFFF.
The syndicated programs produced by the channel include The People’s Court, The Dr. Oz Show and Judge Judy. More programs broadcasted by the WVNY include 34d Rock from the Sun, Zan Grey Theater, Mega Builders, Corrupt Crimes, Off the Chain, Good Morning America, The Bernie Mac Show, Most Daring and others. Local 22 News This Morning at 6 and Local 44 News This Morning at 7 are the notable news bulletins of WVNY. You can watch WVNY watch online and follow it on social media platforms of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Here is the website: https://www.mychamplainvalley.com