Recently many of you living in portions of North Florida have contacted WTVY-TV concerning changes to your cable or satellite channel line-up. In September of 2012 a new CBS affiliate went on the air in Panama City, FL. This new station is WECP TV 18 and it is based in Panama City. It is operated by WJHG TV which is also located in Panama City. Both WJHG TV and WTVY TV are owned by Gray Television, Inc.
Most of North Florida is in what is regarded as the Panama City television market and not the Dothan, AL television market. The Panama City market is defined as the following counties in North Florida: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty, Walton and Washington. For almost 60 years WTVY TV provided viewers, cable and satellite providers in the area with access to CBS programming. The landscape has changed and the Panama City market now has its own CBS affiliate. And for that reason cable and satellite providers in North Florida have made the decision to carry WECP TV 18, which is now designated as the CBS affiliate for most of North Florida, instead of WTVY TV.
For those viewers in Holmes County, FL you are still considered part of the Dothan market and you should still be receiving WTVY TV and not WECP TV. If you live in Holmes County, FL and WTVY has been taken off your cable or satellite lineup, please contact your cable or satellite provider and also please send WTVY TV your name, address and phone number and we will work to help you get WTVY TV back on your channel line-up. Customers of Time Warner-Brighthouse Cable in Defuniak Springs, FL and Chattahoochee, FL are also still receiving WTVY TV and not WECP TV. This is due to the fact that WECP TV does not currently deliver a signal to the Time Warner-Brighthouse distribution center.
For those of you living in other parts of North Florida, WTVY TV is still available to you free over the air on digital channel 4.1. If you have questions or if you live in Holmes County, FL and are not receiving WTVY TV, please feel free to email us here at WTVY TV. You can send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WTVY TV is committed to covering Southeast Alabama, North Florida and Southwest Georgia. We appreciate the loyalty and support you have shown us and continue to show us as we approach 6 decades of service to the region. We thank you for watching and making us the most popular station in the Wiregrass and we will continue to serve all those with the ability to receive our signal whether you receive that signal free over the air or from a satellite or cable provider.