11 Facts About WPTV


WPTV-TV is a television station in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, affiliated with NBC.

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Sometime in the mid-1970s, WPTV adopted the "circle 5" logo that was used for many years by sister station WEWS-TV in Cleveland.

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In 1976, WPTV began operating the market's first live mobile news van, as well as the first color weather radar.

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WPTV's "Circle 5" logo used today is a variation of the one used by WEWS-TV; that station resurrected its version of the logo in January 2007 albeit in a slightly different form from the one used by WPTV.

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On March 11,2011, WPTV entered into a shared services agreement with Raycom Media, then-owner of Fox affiliate WFLX.

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Under the arrangement, WPTV provides technical, promotional, and website operations for WFLX, although Raycom continues to handle programming responsibilities for that station and conduct all advertising sales.

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WPTV operates a one million watt weather radar called "VIPIR 5" at its transmitter site.

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In 2003, WPTV was recognized in the news documentary category for a story on the desperate conditions in Haiti.

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WPTV is one of many channels that air consumer reports from John Matarese of sister station ABC affiliate WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

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On January 1,2011, WPTV established a new partnership with WFLX and begin producing a two-hour weekday morning show and nightly hour-long prime time newscasts.

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On September 6,2011 WPTV-DT2 became an affiliate of the Live Well Network; it was replaced by MeTV on April 21,2014.

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