WFAA Channel 8 News Texas

WFAA Channel 8 News Live StreamWFAA is an ABC-affiliated entertainment television channel situated in Dallas, Texas United States. It was launched and on aired first time on 17 September 1949. WFAA has a virtual channel and digital channel 8 and serving the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. Former name of the WFAA was KBTV. Tegan Media owns it and WFAA-TV, News 8, News 8 HD, Channel 8 branding also used for WFAA Channel 8.

The secondary studio of the channel is located at the WFAA Communications Center Studios at 606 Young Street in downtown Dallas, and the first studio of the WFAA is used for newscasts. WFAA has an affiliation with four large networks ABC, Fox, CBS, and NBC.

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1 Launched Date September 17, 1949
2 Owner Tegna Media (WFAA-TV, Inc.)
3 Branding WFAA-TV Channel 8 WFAA-TV (general) Channel 8 News 8,News 8 HD (newscasts)
4 Country Dallas, Texas(United States)
5 Language English
6 Affiliations ABC Justice Network AccuWx
7 Channels Digital: 8 (VHF) Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
8 Licensing authority FCC
9 Call letters’ meaning Working For All Alike

Businessman Karl Hoblitzelle filed the application for the channel on 23 October 1944. It was the first request for such a television station in the Southern United States. Another application was filed by Texas oil Tom Potter for channel eight which dominant over Hoblitzelle.

Finally, the Channel 8 news live stream was aired first time on 17 September 1949 with call signs KBTV at 8:00 pm with 15 minutes inaugurating ceremony. Initially the channel broadcast one hour in the evening and variety series of the channel was Wonderland. In January 1950 Lacy Potter sold the station to Belo for $575,000.

Belo changed the station name to WFAA-TV. WFAA affiliated with NBC in 1950 and also with ABC as a secondary affiliation. From the 1950s -1980s channel 8 was popular for local programs. The Gannett Company decided to acquire the channel for $1.5 billion on 13 June 2013 and deal were finalized on 23 December.

Gannett separated its broadcast and print media on 5 August 2014 into separately traded companies. On 29 June 2015 Tegna was the full owner of WFAA channel.


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1 Hot on! Homes House/garden
2 Best Pan Ever Consumer program
3 Cadillac – Shaping: DFW Entertainment program
4 LifeLock Protection Consumer program
5 News 8 at 5:30pm News
6 Quantico “ODENVY Drama series
7 The Insider Newsmagazine Entertainment
8 America’s Funniest Home Videos Comedy program
9 News 8 at 4 pm news
10 The Bachelor Reality/Romance series
11 General Hospital Soap Opera
12 Nightline Talk show
13 The Chew Cooking show
14 Good Morning Texas Morning show
15 News 8 at 5 pm News
16 Fresh Off the Boat Sitcom
17 American Housewife Sitcom
18 The View Talk show
19 Scandal Drama series
20 The Real O’Neals Soap Opera
21 ABC World News Tonight With David Muir News
22 Entertainment tonight Entertainment program
23 T.D. Jakes Talk show
24 The Goldbergs Sitcom
25 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Action /drama/science /Fiction
26 Modern Family Sitcom
27 Shark Tank Reality show
28 Nightline Interview /Talk show
29 NBA Countdown Sports program
30 T.D. Jakes Talk show

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