WNJU Telemundo 47 in New York today became the first Tri-State television station to officially resume over-the-air transmissions from One World Trade Center.
“This is a significant achievement,” said Cristina Schwarz, Telemundo 47 President and General Manager. “We are particularly proud that Telemundo 47 – a Spanish language television station – was the first television station in the market to do so.”
During a special ceremony in lower Manhattan earlier this morning, the station announced that its signal will be powered by the most powerful, solid-state broadcast transmitter ever constructed.
Twelve linear feet in size, Telemundo 47’s over-the-air transmitter is powered by 66 kilowatts of cutting-edge technology. This power will provide Telemundo 47 with the largest coverage area of any television station in the New York market.
Later this year, the transmitter will also power the over-the-air signal from sister station NBC 4 New York, which is preparing to relocate its transmission facilities to One World Trade Center.
Telemundo 47 will officially cease over-the-air transmissions from the Empire State Building on June 30.
Working with The Durst Organization, manager and builder of NY commercial and residential buildings, Telemundo 47 has also installed a new camera on the One World Trade Center spire, providing viewers with a clear shot of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and other key landmarks in Lower Manhattan.